Copenhagen based brand Million does a two-step in the aptly named Arise stool, featuring an extra step to take both kids and adults to a higher level. Perfect for reaching the bathroom sink or the top shelf in a library, the piece will save you from precariously stacking separate pieces of furniture on your way to the top. The colour options range from youthful blue to sleek black, although classicists will appreciate the look of natural European oak. Another standout design feature: the softly rounded edges. If space is at a premium, the Arise stool would also be a perfect fit in a small kitchen or office.
Available online from The Modern Shop in ultramarine blue, black and oak.