If we had to pick out the ugliest items in our house, the step stool would probably top the list. Typically an unattractive hunk of plastic or miniature-ladder-looking apparatus, these pieces are extremely functional (especially in New York where we have to build up), but not usually designed with style in mind. That’s why we love the 1/2 Stool by Malgorzata Knobloch and Igor Wiktorowicz of WITAMINA D. It’s an appealing combination of half a tree trunk and a technical, laser-cut metal base. And it’s certainly sturdy enough to endure the wear and tear of an urban abode.
The 1/2 Stool is made from natural oak and zinc-plated and powder coated steel. Thanks to a protective sealing technique applied to the wood and metal, the stool can be used indoors or outdoors. Plus, it can also serve as a cute side table, foot rest, or multifunctional seat.
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