Here's a good argument for staying on the grid. With the Colour Stool, design superstars Scholten & Baijings pair their signature linear legerdemain with the heritage craftsmanship of Japanese cult brand Karamoku New Standard. The grid lines on this stool are fine indentations, spray-painted and then sanded away so that the bright hue remains only in the grooves. And the graceful curve of the seat as well as the anchoring joinery reflect time-honored standards of exacting workmanship. Realized in either warm or cool tones of whitewashed itaya, the prized Japanese maple, with corresponding pink or blue accent tones. Handy and compact, yet it packs a big decorative punch in spaces both small and large.