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.
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
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
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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