Leeway Stool

Angled view of a Leeway Stool with a black metal frame and a wood backrest and seat in a medium finish.

Organic, free-spirited, and designed for freedom of movement

The Leeway Stool maximizes freedom of movement within a minimal footprint. The unique crescent-shaped, cantilevered backrest attaches only to the back legs to provide a place to rest elbows while accommodating side to side leg movement. The stools have a metal frame, with a choice of wood or polyurethane for the seat and backrest with optional upholstery for wood seats.

Designed by
Keiji Takeuchi

Built in
Hildebran, NC


Side view of a Leeway Stool, showing the crescent-shaped, cantilevered backrest with a medium wood finish.

Just Enough Elbow Room

The crescent-shaped, cantilevered backrest supports propped elbows and allows for the natural movements that occur during meetings and conversation.

The upper portion of an all-black Leeway Stool, viewed from behind at an angle to show how the back legs support the curved backrest.

Graceful Simplicity

Leeway’s curved backrest is supported only by the two back legs that extend up to meet it, a detail integral to the chair’s unique design.

A counter-height Leeway Stool next to a bar-height Leeway Stool, both viewed from the front.

Two Heights, One Look

The Leeway Stool is available in both bar- and counter-heights to offer a clean, uniform aesthetic throughout a space.

Black-and-white image of a lounge space featuring various seating types, including metal and wood Leeway Stools.

Design Story

The Leeway Seating form emerged from designer Keiji Takeuchi’s desire to accommodate the natural movements of the body. “My work was not done until people were happy to sit.” Takeuchi says. “If people have any hesitation choosing my chair over something else, that means something is missing.”

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