Napp Studio Reinterprets the Ubiquitous Stool Chair Found in Asia

In Asia, small stools are a ubiquitous item that’s commonly found in a variety of scenarios like homes, shops, restaurants, and parks. They’re extremely handy but are often overlooked and unappreciated despite being such a household staple. Inspired by their informal quality, multiplicity, and adaptability, Hong Kong-based multidisciplinary practice Napp Studio designed four contemporary versions of the popular small stool called the MINI-STOOLS.

modern low stools

The stools are made of three different kinds of solid woods, with one panel made particularly distinguishable with green paint. Each stool was designed based on a single verb that the MINI-STOOLS are used for: tread, lean, stamp, and lay. These words, therefore, informed the final design of the stools.

modern low stools

modern low stools

modern low stools

modern low stools

modern low stools

modern low stools

modern low stools

modern low stools

modern low stools

modern low stools

modern low stools

Photos by Jimmy Ho.

As the Lifestyle editor, Vy Yang is obsessed with discovering ways to live well + with intention through design. She’s probably sharing what she finds over on Instagram stories. You can also find her at vytranyang.com.

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