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The story be­hind a de­sign icon and what’s next. This month, a con­tem­po­rary ‘Spin’ on Al­var Aalto’s ‘60’ stool

The form: A tim­ber stack­ing stool with three in­te­grated legs that stack in a spi­ral pat­tern. What makes it spe­cial: The ‘60’ stool has been the archetype for the stack­ing stool since its cre­ation, and the ‘Spin’ stool is prob­a­bly the most suc­cess­ful con­tem­po­rary in­car­na­tion. Cre­ated in 2011 by Swedish de­signer Sta an Holm, the stool pays homage to Al­var Aalto’s ex­cep­tional de­sign but has some unique qual­i­ties, too, such as beau­ti­fully re­solved legs that ap­pear to spin out of the seat as if thrown by cen­trifu­gal force. The po­etic ap­pear­ance of the ‘Spin’ stool when stacked is even more out­stand­ing than the orig­i­nal. Named Fur­ni­ture of the Year by Swedish mag­a­zine Sköna Hem in 2011, the stool is made from lam­i­nated ash in nat­u­ral or a white, black, blue, grey, green, apri­cot or or­ange lac­quered in­ish. Ex­pect to pay: From $627. Buy at: Fred In­ter­na­tional, fred­in­ter­na­

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