With the addition of a backrest to the Tangerine Stool, Simon James' design gains an extra measure of comfort. Gorgeously crafted in solid oak, the seating is lightweight and has a streamlined look. Finished in a rich black stain, the design features steel crossbars that double as footrests while also imparting something of an industrial feel. The seat of the stool has a subtle welcoming curve as well as a slight overhang, making it easy to carry and reposition. From Resident, the much-admired New Zealand contemporary design firm.