Adding a low backrest makes for an inspired move with RS Barcelona's ur-stool Umbra. Ombra means "shadow" in Catalan, and the ubiquitous stool created by Emiliana Design Studio also gets points for its generous proportions and ergonomically shaped seat. The seating is fashioned in lightweight but durable steel with a sturdy electro-coated finish. The range of appealing polyester-paint colors serve equally well indoors or outside, just the ticket for a spell of comfortable sitting.
24.5" h x 17.75" w x 15" d (57x45x38cm)
Seat height: 17.75" (45cm)
Suitable for indoor and outdoor use
“It’s about generating smiles.” Not the usual business plan, but for RS Barcelona it’s a premise that’s made the brand a head-turning standout with its 2unconventional modernist home decor and furnishings. First begun as a small family-owned metal workshop in 1975, Rafael Rodríguez Castillo had a bigger dream for his business. Joined by his 2 sons, they caught the creative bug and wanted to design and produce their own products and show them to the world.
A certain metal foosball table—in quirky but also practical weatherproof bold colors—set them on their way. With that initial success, the company turned a corner and now is continually searching out young and imaginative talents from the new generation of designers for future collaborations. All because the RS Barcelona team says they enjoy seeing things in a different light. “It's about feeling good and surrounding yourself with the things you like. To never stop playing and learning.”