Milking Stools: Antique, Vintage & Modern

Certain objects have a beautiful simplicity of design that marks a perfect union of form and function. The humble milking stool is the ultimate example — why bother with four legs when you really only need three? The universal design is appealing both in its antique truly-used-for-milking-cows form and in the many riffs by designers from the mid-century through today.TOP ROW:

1. Milking stools from vintage to modern

2. An antique milking stool in Darryl Carter's Virginia House

3. Elmwood Milking Stool on 1st Dibs

4. Primitive antique milking stool from Highlight Store

5. A Charlotte Perriand Low Stool c. 1962

MIDDLE ROW:

6. Mid-Century Plank Stools by George Nakashima

7. Colorful modern milking stools by Um Project

8. Heidi Stool by Sebastian Wrong

9. Aluminum Wood Side Table from West Elm

10. Peasant Collection Stools by studio amt

BOTTOM ROW:

11. Milk Series Stools by Ellen Thomas

12. Coventry Stool by Studio Dunn

13. MilkMaid Stool by grayworksdesign

14. Handmade Milking Stool by SilverTree Woodworking

15. Roost Creamery Stool

Images: As linked above.

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