The Grace Stool designed by Philipp Mainzer for e15 is available in three different heights – a low stool that is perfect as an impromptu seat, as well as taller versions at a traditional bar and counter heights. The base is constructed from 5/8” thick squared tubular stainless steel in natural brushed or black painted finish and features four horizontal cross beam supports that can also function as footrests on both the counter and bar height versions. Because the Grace stool’s clever form is essentially the same when viewing the piece from either its front or back, the sitter can also access the stool from either side. The seat is available in a choice of northern European oiled oak, white waxed oak, a stained black oak or oiled walnut.
Born in Germany, Philipp Mainzer studied product design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, and architecture at the Architectural Association both in London. In 1995 he co-founded the modern furniture brand e15. Having established the progressive, enduring philosophy and unique branding of e15, he has received international awards for many of his designs, which are identifying icons for e15 and part of several permanent exhibitions in museums. Parallel to the creation of e15, Mainzer practiced architecture in New York and continues to do so since his return to Germany in 2001. He is a member of the executive committee of German Design Council and regularly gives lectures on architecture, design, and branding.