Minimal wooden stool is inspired by chess pieces

I’m at a point in my life where I’m team stools over chairs, and I truly believe stools deserve to be given way more credit than they get. Stools are often overlooked, maybe because they occupy minimum space, and aren’t really overbearing. But these traits are what make stools so great in my opinion! I mean, they’re compact, and a great space-saving furniture option for our modern homes. They are also super portable. And, we’ve put together a collection of stool designs that not only provide a healthy seating experience while promoting a good and stable posture but most of them are created from sustainable materials as well. And, the Rook Stool by Ross Gardam is an excellent stool to add to your living space!

Designer: Ross Gardam

Designed by Australian designer Ross Gardam, the Rook Stool draws inspiration from chess pieces! Available in three types of solid wood, if you look closely at the stool, you’ll find deft and interesting similarities to the pieces you find on a chess board. The designer drew references from the shapes of decorative wooden chess pieces for the Rook Stool. The stool utilizes simple elements that have been placed at unusual but intriguing angles and intersections to create a sculptural appeal.

The stool consists of two planks of wood that have been placed together to form the central post. The post nearly touches one side and diverges on the other. A tubular black metal footrest is wedged between the two planks, resulting in an interesting interplay of forms. The Rook stool is available in options of solid walnut, white oak, or blackened oak, with the metal footrest and base plate powder coated in a textured black.

The stool is also available in a choice of three different heights which caters to the needs of different users, so you can pick the stool that perfectly matches your height! The seat also comes along with optional upholstery. The stool is produced by Gardam’s own studio, and it is built and assembled in Australia. The unique stool would be a wonderful addition to the homes of chess lovers!