The Cool House: High to Low: Porcelain Stools

Thursday, April 30, 2009

High to Low: Porcelain Stools

Seen everywhere at the moment (including the HomeGoods store, the big box DIY warehouses and not forgetting the coral version in yesterday's post), no one seems ready to declare ceramic side tables "out". At least nobody has left a comment to that effect... yet. So here are three uniquely modern versions that range from astronomically expensive to the very affordable

For the really modern home, the miss t porcelain stool by Philippe Starck for xo from Unica, resembles a giant coffee cup. Available in gold $1,070.00 or platinum $1,165.00.

Three versions of Silver Stool: Double Cone, Hexagon (above) and Ridgedge by French Designer Francois Bernard from Beach Dwelling retail at $450 each. They also sell a basic White Modern table for $150 that would look great paired with a couple of grey Adirondack chairs on the porch of a cottage on the shore.

Decal Square Drum Table from West Elm. Silver and white decals on porcelain make for an unusual accent piece that would work well in many interiors. On sale $159.

What do you think? Do you prefer these as side tables or garden stools? Do you crave the modern or is a Moroccan inspired or Chinese stool more your style? Or are you over this trend already?

This post is part of Hooked on Houses blog party and part of Fifi's Fashionable Fridays. It will also be one of a series looking at design and decorating trends. Stay tuned for more


Terry said...

I like all three but I'd be afraid to sit on them.

Marie said...

J'adore all three stools, especially the one from West Elm. I have one in my salle de bain!

Fifi Flowers said...

These stools are very FASHIONABLE!Thank you for linking to moi! I see that I do not have you in my blogroll call... not good.... I must add you today!
ENJOY your weekend!

modernemama said...

Terry: I agree, more to be admired than sat upon
Marie: the perfect place to rest a book or bath time cocktail while soaking in the tub
Fifi: merci bien!

Lindsay @ Peacock Blue said...

I love these stools, especially the West Elm decal cute! I did a post just last week about these beauties...

DesignTies said...

I just bought a ceramic drum stool last week. It's orange and it's going to lead a double life -- out on the deck in the summer, and upstairs in the loft in the winter.

I bought it more for the hit of colour and as sort of a sculptural piece than as something functional. I wouldn't want to sit on it, and the top is slightly rounded so you can't really put anything on top of it. I don't generally buy stuff that doesn't serve a purpose, but I just really wanted this stool!!

So to answer your question, no, I'm not over this trend already :-)

Kelly @ DesignTies