Riffing on traditional captain's chairs, Brooklyn designer Jun Aizaki of Brooklyn's Crème adapts his Exchange seating as a high stool, available in both bar and counter models. He trades out the customary wooden spindles with edgy blackened steel for a handsome update that underscores the timeless quality of the original. Rendered in solid walnut and the steel, the entire Exchange range bespeaks the unstinting craftsmanship of international brand Stellar Works.
- Bar: 39.5" h x 20.75" w x 20" d (100.4x52.6x50.6cm)
- Seat height: 29.5" (75cm)
- Counter: 34" h x 20.75" w x 20" d (86.4x52.6x50.6cm)
- Seat height: 24" (61cm)
Solid wood, blackened steel
Craftsmanship is at the heart of Stellar Works since a couple of design enthusiasts from France and Japan launched the line in 2013. Operations benefit from Japanese management, while the craftsmanship draws on premium European furniture practices and technical proficiency that comes with the brand’s own state-of-the-art factory in Shanghai, China.
Because Stellar Works controls end to end, it takes great pride in abiding to Japan’s Four-Star standards—the most stringent in the industry worldwide—offering transparency regarding the sourcing of every material, be it leather, metal or fabric, along with ensuring that all woods come from FSC-certified forests.
The line’s urbane sense of materials, colorways and forms is a reflection of a global roster that includes New York designer-architect David Rockwell, Toronto’s Yabu Pushelberg, Copenhagen’s Space Copenhagen and Monaco-based Humbert & Poyet—along with an exacting Asian lens by appointing Chinese duo Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu—widely known as Neri&Hu—as creative directors for the brand.