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The Plumber's Stool

17 3 ⁄ 8 "
37 3 ⁄ 8 "
17 3 ⁄ 4 "
seat height 25 5 ⁄ 8 "
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Industrial and practical, this stacking stool has all the charm of a vintage piece as the design was actually inspired by a set of old stacking school chairs seen in a customer’s kitchen. Gently curved plywood with a beautiful oak veneer and dark satin steel tube, a real classic.



Overall width 17 3/8"
Overall height 37 3/8"
Overall depth 17 3/4"
Seat width 14 5/8"
Seat height 25 5/8"
Seat depth 12 5/8"

Materials & Finish

Seat Oak veneer plywood, oiled with a low sheen
Backrest Oak veneer plywood, oiled with a low sheen
Frame Tubular mild steel, dark satin powder coated
Feet Hard black plastic

Care & Maintenance

Wood and metal parts should only be cleaned with a damp lint free cloth. Harsh cleaners and abrasive pads may damage the surface and remove finishes.

Small scratches to the wood and metal will settle in naturally over time, more extensive damage to the wood may require sanding and re-oiling. Please email for advice before attempting any repairs.


All of our furniture is made using responsibly sourced natural timbers. The oil used on this stool is based on natural ingredients and has 0% VOC or water content.

This stool's packaging is fully recyclable.

Please recycle your packaging in accordance with local regulations.


This item is subject to the following delivery charges:

USA Large*
$60 (per pair)
Canada Large
$60 (per pair)

We aim to dispatch stocked items within 2 working days but may take longer during busy periods.

Items that are made to order have lead times and will be dispatched as soon as they are ready.

Orders will be dispatched when all items are ready. If you wish to receive your items as soon as possible, please consider placing them as separate orders.

*State tax is calculated in the checkout.

For more on our delivery and returns policies, please click here.

Please visit our UK website if you wish to place an order from outside of the USA and Canada.


Most of our accessories are eligible for return within 28 days. However, bespoke items, candles and product samples are not eligible for returns (we also cannot accept returns for any taps that have been plumbed in).

If products are returned to us in the condition in which they were sent we will issue a full refund for the cost of the item, excluding any delivery fees and a 10% restocking fee.

A printed order summary and returns slip should be included with each shipment you receive. Please complete the form and return any items to the UK address provided on the integrated label (please note this is not a pre-paid postage label). You will receive email confirmation once your return has been processed and accepted at our UK workshop. Any refunds should appear within your account within 10 working days.

We're not able to cover any return postage costs, or any loss or breakages that occur during the return process. We therefore recommend that returns are made using the original packaging with a tracked, insured and signed for service.

If any of your items arrive damaged or faulty, or you're unhappy in any way, please contact us directly at within 7 days of receiving your items and our team will be happy to help.

handsomely vintage, by deVOL

We're always on the lookout for inspiration when it comes to stools & chairs, it can be so easy to get it wrong that when you finally see something that gets it right then you really sit up and start paying attention. The Plumber's Stool was inspired by a set of vintage stacking school chairs from a deVOL customer’s kitchen that we photographed in Summer 2017. We loved the industrial and time-worn look of them. The strength, simplicity and lightness of the shapes and the fact that these shapes were necessitated by the stackable aspect of the chairs made them all the more impressive. We pride ourselves on keeping every stage of product development in-house, when designers are able to play with the materials or processes involved in making a piece of furniture it usually turns out more successful. We had never made a tubular steel frame for a stool before, but we bought a pipe bender and started to rough out the overall proportions using copper piping. This is when we started calling it The Plumber's Stool and the working title just seemed to stick. It took us well over a year to settle on a shape, the limitations of strength and stack-ability proved a challenge at first but we couldn't be happier with how it has turned out.
The frame is welded from 19mm mild steel tube, the legs flare out just enough to clear the seat pan, the open base prevents conflict with the back-rest when stacked and the stretchers that run along the base make it solid and sturdy. We opted for a clear powder coated lacquer with a dark tint which gives a consistent and soft sheen whilst letting some of the natural texture and colour of the metal show through. The 13mm thick curved seat and back-rest are made from laminated sheets of 1mm birch plywood with a beautiful quarter cut oak veneer on top – the seat also has a beech veneer on the underside for a nice contrast in texture. We chose a one-coat tinted oil which gives a lovely aged and hard-wearing finish and is incredibly easy to repair if ever damaged. We’re so pleased with the final design. With the Plumber’s Stool, every detail has been carefully considered with the bigger picture in mind; from the oxidised black screws to match the dark frame, to the soft curves on the seat and back-rest for added comfort. It’s a beautiful and skilfully crafted piece of furniture but it doesn’t shout about it. It’s understated, practical and made to last.

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New York  212 210 6269


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Cotes Mill +44 (0)1509 261000

St. John's Square +44 (0)20 3879 7900

Tysoe Street +44 (0)20 3837 5900

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