5 Reasons why we really love these stools.... August 21, 2015 09:59


DONKEYS:  Marvic toile L'Ane depicts the Aesops tale of 'The Miller, his son and the donkey'.  They are taking the donk to market and get all sorts of advice from passersby.  One stool has them riding the donkey..... in the other they are carrying it.



MARVIC TOILE DU JOUY:  Marvic Textiles are market leaders in this beautiful fabric.

Follow the link for their story.  Toile du Jouy literally translates as cloth from Jouy: it has come to refer to the single-color print of a pastoral scene (usually) on a white ground. (because you need to know!).



JOHN BOYD TEXTILES:  John Boyd Textiles is now one of the last companies in the world still weaving hair cloth. Horsehair fabrics are woven with a cotton warp and horsehair weft across the width of the fabric. Horsehair is sourced from live horses to give the best quality fabric.

It is hard wearing and has a beautiful sheen. A unique textile from a bygone age which John Boyd champions and enlivens!


PLYLON' STYLE LEGS:  Classic mid-century, clean lines, simple shapes, painted steel.  The stools cover the industrial furniture trend AND perfect for minimalist living.  Picture them under the office desk in your living room....



CHRISTOPHER FARR: Rug designer, artist, the family owned company uses the finest fabrics... 'combed Egyptian cottons, Belgian Linens'.  Background check   makes for interesting reading...  he went to an exhibition of kilims, curated by Nicholas Serota at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in 1977, and almost 40 years later it would lead to him flying over the Hindu Kush mountains in Afghanistan in a US Black Hawk helicopter while wearing body armour? 



Is that five reasons?  You could be sitting on all of that!

Have a look for yourself here!