The Emperor Seat, recycled oak wine barrel staves gorgeous stool, small bench

The Emperor Seat, recycled oak wine barrel staves gorgeous stool, small bench



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  • Handmade
  • Materials: recycled solid white oak wood, wine barrel staves

This spectacular solid stool is entirely made of recycled white oak wood from French wine barrels.
Our Emperor Seat is a perfect combination of practicality, comfort and sophistication; it can easily be integrated in any room of the house as a unique and handy piece of home decor.
By using the natural arch of a barrel stave we are able to create this particularly attractive silhouette reminiscent of oriental flavor.
The top and the sides are stained with the red wine previously held in the barrel and complemented with a rich ‘cherry chocolate’ finish while the rest is stained with a warm golden oak color.

The Emperor Seat measurements are about 12”X16” (top) and approx. 14” height
(Each barrel stave is different so the size is APPROXIMATE).

The solid wood of an oak wine barrel has a very distinctive element of charm that is conveyed into every object we create.
Every individual barrel carries the signs of its unique history in every stave.

Stil Novo’s philosophy has always been “Artistry and attention to detail".
We are a family business dedicated to create the highest quality woodcrafts and specialty pieces.

We love the fact that we are able to help the environment by recycling the raw material and to turn it into an object of ‘practical elegance’ at the same time.

As no barrel band is the same, each piece might show natural imperfections, slight variations in color, grain & dimensions, all adding to the uniqueness of every item.

Each one is individually handcrafted sanded back to its original wood and creatively reinvented.

We welcome your requests for customized orders, special commissions and personalized ideas.

As every piece is made to order, please allow about 5 weeks for manufacturing plus delivery time.

Looking for a larger version of the Emperor Seat? You might want to take a look at our stunning Rialto bench:

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219 reviews 5 out of 5 stars


Reviewed by Anonymous Feb 24, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

I was so thrilled to receive the beautiful Emperor Seat today--it is truely a work of art. It looks great in our master bath, which I knew it would, and it changes the whole mood of the room. (The stool I had before was a painted green sewing machine stool.) So this fine piece makes the room "feel" so much better! nThe workmanship is exquisite...such talent. Thank you for making this custom piece for me. And I do appreciate the key chain. I will be using it right away....A very happy customer, Dee

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Reviewed by Anonymous Dec 24, 2009

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful, perfect size and the work is second to none! Worth every penny and more! I'm sure The Emperor Seat will outlast me on this earth! It is made that well!

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Reviewed by Anonymous Oct 17, 2009

5 out of 5 stars

seriously excellent craftsman (person?) ship. very comfy, and very stylish. worth every penny, and will probably have a longer life span than you and your tortoise. :) not to mention excellent customer service!

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Reviewed by Anonymous Oct 29, 2009

5 out of 5 stars

My seat was handmade so quickly and shipped fast as well. So beautiful and well made! A perfect size! Simply gorgeous! Thank you!

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Reviewed by Anonymous Jun 19, 2009

5 out of 5 stars

This stool's beauty is exceeded only by its comfort. It will be an honor and a pleasure to have this meticulously crafted piece of furniture in my studio. Bravo to StilNovoDesign!

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Reviewed by Anonymous Nov 9, 2010

5 out of 5 stars

I ordered a stool from StilNovoDesign, and it arrived in perfect condition. It is beautiful. I have to order things for my boss on a more than regular basis, and the personalized and detailed customer service I received from this company is extremely rare in this age of Internet purchases. The fact that a real live person got involved to help solve an issue involving payment was amazing. I appreciate being treated like a person and not just an "order number." Also, the time from the day I placed the order to the day I received the item was exactly a week even with the payment issue. That is amazingly fast! So, I would highly recommend this company to everybody. Keep doing what you are doing

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