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CHIP Barstool

Antti Kotilainen 2002

Inspired by the sea in motion, Finnish designer Antti Kotilainen created CHIP with graceful lines and rhythmic curves suggestive of a cresting wave. The seat form is achieved by laminating 27 separate sheets of birch, and is supported by a chrome-plated steel frame. The CHIP barstool can be specified in a range of vibrant and neutral colors and is perfect for kitchens, cafes and cafeterias.


  • color White
  • color Grey
  • color Black
  • color Blue
  • color Red
  • color Birch
  • color Oak
  • color Chrome, Polished


Additional Info

Construction and Details
  • Seat is constructed of melamine-covered molded birch and is available in five colors
  • Frame is tubular steel coated in polished chrome finish
  • Stacks 6 high on the floor
Sustainable Design and Environmental Certification
  • Kotilainen CHIP Barstool is certified Clean Air GOLD


Antti Kotilainen graduated from Finland's esteemed Lahti Design Institute in 1995 and has been designing furniture for a variety of Scandinavian companies since 1992. He was twice the recipient of the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design's prestigious Good Design Award.

Antti Kotilainen has created a variety of products for both residential and contract applications, including the CHIP chair for the Finnish design company, Piroinen. Knoll serves as the North American distributor of the CHIP chair and CHIP barstool.