Design Daily: The SR Ranger Stool from Scout Regalia
If you're looking for the Swiss Army knife of stools, you're in luck. The new SR Ranger Stool from Los Angeles' Scout Regalia is a wizardly combination of useful features—in our world, that means that it's not only multifunctional, but that it's also a hot piece of design. The new line, which debuted at ICFF in New York in May, has built-in storage space beneath the oak seat, a double hook set into its underside, three size options and two finish colors.
Originally designed as cool commercial seating for the New Belgium Ranger Station in Snowmass, the stool has the look of modern campaign-style furniture, which was designed to travel with armies on the march (I'm especially loving the side handles for easy transport). With enough wood to warm up the cream or forest green powder-coated steel, the stools would look equallty at home in a concrete-floored loft, as side tables in a living room full of global finds (the 18-inch style would be perfect for this), or bellied up to an outdoor bar.
I love that the founders, the awesome design duo of Benjamin Luddy and Makoto Mizutani, try to make everything locally—if not in LA, as is the case with the Ranger Stools, then at least in the US. And on an unrelated note, the company Instagram feed is worth following just for copious photographs of their adorable canine mascot, Penny (#PennyTheScout), a Belgian Mallinois.
Find the SR Ranger Stools, $310 – $350 each, depending on the size, through the Scout Regalia website. Custom colors are available for bulk orders.