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Alex Stool

from £300
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A closer look at Alex

Alex is a simplified and more linear interpretation of the Curule stool, a cross-legged design from Ancient Rome. Because the shape is so uncomplicated, the fine joinery and the beauty of the solid oak becomes even more apparent.

Frame & filling

We build our frames using solid timber and proper jointing, and webbing for support. Out of all of our stools, Alex is the most likely to be used just as a stool, so we’ve used a firm foam around its perimeter which means you’ll never feel the frame beneath, but softer padding in the centre for a comfortable sit.

Form & function

It’s Alex’s unassuming design and convenient size that make it such a versatile piece. It’s equally at home in a bedroom to partner a dressing table, sat in front of a piano, or as a side table-meets-footstool in a living space.

Design detail

Alex’s intersecting legs are made using halving joints. This is a traditional joinery technique, where sections of each piece of timber are cut away to allow them to seamlessly slot together. Oak rods join both sides for extra stability.

Will it fit?
Will it fit? View our guide
  • Height (h1): 46cm
  • Width (w1): 42cm
  • Length (l1): 72cm
  • Fabric composition: 100% Linen
  • Fabric weight: 650gsm
  • Weight: 8kg

The textiles in our fabric library range from pure linen to rich velvet and wool, and each one has its own character. Tone and texture can vary slightly from thread to thread, and expect to see the occasional slub in our linens and pile movement in our velvets. We’ve written an article about the personality behind each of our fabrics so that you can figure out which one best suits your home.

Read on

Taking care of Alex

We’ve put together this guide on taking care of your upholstered pieces so that they stay looking as beautiful as the day you first brought them home.

We take our delivery service seriously. Neptune transport, Neptune people, Neptune service.

Our white glove service means you’ll have a two-man delivery team. That means no heavy lifting on your part is needed. They’ll take it to your desired spot, assemble it for you, take away the packaging for recycling, and show you how to use it.

No-quibble returns

We believe that returns should be easy, that’s why we approach them with a ‘no quibble’ mindset. If you decide on the day that it’s not for you then our delivery team can take it away for you there and then, free of charge.

But if you’d rather mull things over, you have 28 days to make up your mind. We do charge a pick-up fee of £29.95 here though, because we’ll need to send our delivery team back out to your address for collection.

For our full returns policy, please click here.

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