This week’s blog post will be about the Stool segment under ‘Seating’ on the Eames.com wiki. There are several stools that are looked into on the wiki, but on this blog post we will highlight a variety for you.
There are some interesting stools to showcase, for example; the Nested Plywood Children’s Stool, 600 Series Draftsman’s side stool and Time Life Walnut Lounge Stool.
Our wiki section looks at the measurements of each of the stools, buying tips and authenticity and also the background information, so, head over to our seating section on the wiki and take a read!
The first stool that as released in 1945 was the Nested Plywood Children’s Stool.
With a height of 8.5” and a width of 14.5”, this chair is made up of 5-layer Birch plywood, some with aniline dye. This chair was made as a recent reproduction by the European Licensee Vitra.
Although this chair can be used as an option for seating on its own, there is a plywood table to match it and more information about the Nested Ply Children’s Table can be found in the Kids Furniture section on the Wiki.
(Image courtesy of D Rose Modern)
Both of these stools were released in 1957 and they were both created for the purpose of being used in the workplace market. Other than the fact that one chair was armless and the other one had an arm rest; they had a lot of similarities between them.
The name ‘Draftsman’ comes from the height of both of these chairs being used alongside taller desks which were also used by architects, artists, painters and draftsmen. The fiberglass side stool series was discontinued in 1989.
The height of this stool was only 15” (38.10cm) so it was not very tall. However, it was and is a popular piece in the catalogue of Eames Stools.
Introduced to the market in 1960 along with the series for the lobby of Time Life Building, there were only three that were released into the marketplace, making them very rare and valuable.
This piece was made from solid walnut and if you ever come across one to purchase, there are a few things you should look out for to ensure the authenticity of the item.
One of the things is that Herman Miller always used the highest quality walnut which contained some tremendous grains and patterns. Repro versions are quite simplistic in the sense that they are very plain in their contrast.
There are many more stools on the Eames.com wiki but we just wanted to go through a few which were all different from each other. You can find many different furniture pieces and product information on our wiki. It’s very easy to navigate around it and we have made each wiki segment for different products clear and easy to differentiate.
We hope you enjoyed this week’s blog post.
Until next time, have fun browsing!