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.

Hufft Projects

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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Design Within Reach

Onda Barstool | DWR – $368

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

Design Within Reach

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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