New Classics: The Onda Stool

A sexy import from Spain is causing a feeling with architects and designers. It’s a partial-back stool available in three peaks known as the Onda Stool. Onda was designed by Jesús Gasca for Stua in 2006. Functionally, its gentle curves were designed to feel comfortable on your soft curves. In terms of form, said gentle curves have a contemporary flourish that contrasts well with contemporary architectural lines.

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This chamber has so much good energy. The Onda stools seem like contemporary chess pieces atop this vibrant checkerboard area rug.

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Onda Barstool | DWR – $368

This is actually the Onda in its own barstool form; it’s also available in counter tops and table heights.

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Here’s the stool in its own table-height edition. Note that the legs do not have the ring the counter and bar stool models have, keeping things from being too matchy-matchy.

Just one Onda is a discreet and sleek option in this white kitchen. Its curves play off the round pendant lighting, which are a comparison to the straight modern lines of their cabinets and architecture.


The Onda also keeps a low profile one that doesn’t clear the countertop or bar. This retains a nice clean appearance from 1 room to another, which can be particularly helpful in a open floor plan.

Eleven Interiors

This chamber also has fun contrasts between curved and straight lines. Onda stools operate nicely in this spacious floor plan, which includes classic Anziano chairs at the table.

Make Architecture

The contrast between the white exterior as well as the chair colors works well in modern and modern rooms.

Make Architecture

From this perspective you do not see the chair shade, and the stools tend to blend in with the white kitchen island.

Belzberg Architects

The stools sit at the outer border of the kitchen, with their white springs and colored chairs navigating between the white floor and the wood cabinets.

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New Classic: Jamaica Bar Stool

Are you trying to find a contemporary bar or counter stool that will amp up your house’s style? Get to know the Jamaica bar stool. Originally designed by Pepe Cortes for a disco in 1991, the Jamaica bar stool has moved to several homes and accommodated with ease. Its shape recalls a classic tractor seat, while the chrome-plated tubular structure and polished seat give it a contemporary look. This merging of new and old is a good lesson in how to make a design stand the test of time; 20 years after its still a top choice among designers.

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The polished aluminum chairs are a fantastic match for glossy metal countertops. The light track and the stools have a great relationship as well: The stools deliver the substance all the way down to the ground; the mild track lifts it up toward the ceiling.

Mark Brand Architecture

Likewise, the stool balances out the amount of metal in the room when there are stainless steel appliances and vent hoods.

Webber + Studio, Architects

This kitchen uses a lot of metallic finishes. The bulk of them are matte, although the stools, hardware and a couple of accent pieces are glistening.

Webber + Studio, Architects

Not only are those stools light, but they also have a visually light silhouette. This makes them a superb choice for this light-filled and open living space.

In the larger context of the open floor plan, the stools connect to the metal construction of the Brno chairs and the Platner table.

Dunlap Design Group

The stools swivel 360 degrees, so you can take them for a twist or twist 180 degrees to make a graceful dismount.

ZMK Group, Inc

Due to its light weight, a single stool could be dragged around to where you need it in the present time.

Birdseye Design

While outdoor use isn’t recommended for those stools, they’re light enough to carry outside temporarily as soon as the weather is fine.

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Jamaica Barstool | DWR – $769

The Jamaica stool can be found in bar (32″) and counter (28.25″) stool heights.

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Additionally, it is offered in a fun small low version that doesn’t only swivels but rolls on casters.

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