Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Emperor is has a new home

Just above is my new imperial spinning stool from Stil Novo Design. It's two inches shorter than my humble Amish-made spinning stool from The Mannings in Pennsylvania (photo just below). Not a problem since my all-time favorite Majacraft wheels have adjustable height.

The Stil Novo stool is recycled white oak wood from French wine barrels and the curves were made using the natural arch of a barrel stave. It has a very oriental design so the designer calls it The Emperor Seat. The stain on the seat and the sides are from the red wine previously held in the barrel. The stool was polished off with a rich cherry chocolate finish. Yum!

Note: The round rugs are from Ikea, available in magenta, Egyptian blue, spring green, and orange.