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    Piton™ Stool

    Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby 2015

    Piton offers a relaxed, contemporary attitude toward interior design. The stools feature a robust cast aluminum base finished with a highly durable powder coat paint in a variety of colors. The geometric, elementary framework of the base is an interpretation of the familiar tripod structure; its tripod legs visually contained by two rings.


    Available with fixed or adjustable height base.


    Teak and painted aluminum tops are suitable for outdoor use. If painted top is selected, base will be painted to match. All paint is textured.

    • color Jet Black - Textured
    • color Medium Metallic Grey - Textured
    • color Red Coral - Textured
    • color Sterling
    • color White - Textured
    • color Ebonized Ash
    • color Teak
    • color Aluminum, Polished
    • color Jet Black - Textured
    • color Medium Metallic Grey - Textured
    • color Red Coral - Textured
    • color Sterling
    • color White - Textured


    Additional Info

    Construction and Details
    • Powder coated aluminum seats and teak seat suitable for outdoor use
    • Aluminum seats are die-cast with either polished or powder coat finish
    • Wood seats are either ebonized ash or oiled teak
    • Available with fixed height swivel base or adjustable height
    • Seat attaches to base with stainless steel fasteners
    • Base is die-cast aluminum with stainless steel fasteners
    Sustainable Design and Environmental Certification
    • Barber Osgerby Piton™ Stool is certified Clean Air GOLD
    • Learn more about Piton™ Stool product certifications and materials at Ecomedes.

    Configure Piton™ Stool

    The configurator below is for reference purposes only. All options, finishes and sizes may not be represented.
    For the complete scope, please refer to the KnollStudio price list.
    (Adjustable Height Stool shown)


    Taking cues from the aesthetic principles of Modernism and pragmatic considerations of the height-adjustable stools manufactured for sewing professionals in the mid-century era, the Piton™ Stool and Table are equally well suited for industrial tasks and domestic settings.

    The geometric, elementary framework of the pieces is an interpretation of the familiar tripod structure; the conical base, unified by two concentric rings, guards against the potential for imbalance caused by an uneven floor, equally distributing weight so as to counteract the tendency of the stool's three-legged counterpart to wobble. The die-cast material is equally resilient to abrasions and dents, having been cast from the same material used for the foot of the Barber Osgerby Lounge Collection. 



    Internationally acclaimed designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby founded their studio in 1996 after graduating with Master’s degrees in Architecture from The Royal College of Art in London. Alongside their eponymous studio, in 2001 Barber and Osgerby founded Universal Design Studio, now recognized as one of the world’s most innovative creative design consultancies working in architecture, interiors and exhibition design.

    They have developed collections for several major furniture manufacturers as well as limited edition pieces and one-off works for both private and public commissions. BarberOsgerby’s work is held in permanent collections around the world including the V&A Museum, London; New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art; London's Design Museum; and the Art Institute of Chicago.

    In 2012, the pair launched MAP, a strategy-based industrial design studio that draws on the creative and commercial skills of Barber and Osgerby to provide design intuition, creative direction and research to ambitious clients. That same year, Barber and Osgerby were honored with the appointment to design the London 2012 Olympic Torch.

    Edward and Jay have been recognized in the Queen’s Birthday Honours and awarded OBEs for their services to the design industry.