Lyra Stool, Set of 4 by Magis designed by Design Group Italia
At A Glance: In the early 1990s, inspired by the bent plywood approach of Charles and Ray Eames, Design Group Italia set out to make the Lyra Stool distinctive from the get-go. This curvaceous counterstool features a curve at the back that almost defies physics - and turns out to be quite comfortable.
What's To Like:
Gently curved - but with a modern edge - the Lyra Stool has a design that has already stood the test of time. Remember when the '90s were "now?" Well, the Lyra Stool is still "now."
The low back of this counter stool keeps the feel of your interior lean and clean - without too much visual clutter.
No upholstery means easy to clean. And, surprisingly, it also means "comfortable." The Lyra Stool is one of the most comfortable bar stools out there.
What's Not to Like: You could pay much less for a dining stool, and there's no denying that. The choice is between refined modern quality and cost savings.
The Bottom Line: The Lyra Stool has graced the interiors of some of the most well-designed homes, and it proves that sometimes the simplest way to go is the most beautiful.
Counterstool is 30.31" h x 16.92" w x 15.74" d
Barstool is 34.64" h x 16.92" w x 15.74" d
Beech veneer adds richness to the seat
Bent plywood seat is both graceful and sturdy
Gently curved and tapered legs add a modern touch
The Magis Lyra Stool is also known by the following manufacturer Item Number: MGL20.
Design Group Italia, started in 1968, has put their creative stamp on products ranging from household items, to personal care products, to furniture. Currently run by partners Edgardo Angelini, Ross De Salvo, and Sigurdur Thorsteinsson, they seek to experiment as much as possible as they come up with design ideas, knowing that the best designs come from minds that have sought out all possibilities. When beginning work on the Lyra Stool for Magis, they referenced the work of Charles and Ray Eames and came up with a bent plywood seat as a sort of homage to the pioneers in that material. DGI has nine nations represented on its staff of 30, making their firm one of the most diverse - and therefore wide-ranging in ability - in the field of design.
Magis is an Italian furniture company that puts a high emphasis on design and technological innovation. Its products often find themselves on the cutting edge of both design and structural composition - many times almost as a byproduct of the designer's standards of what is good and necessary in a useful chair or table. Magis seeks to create items that can be used in any room of the home (indoors or outdoors) and add beauty anywhere. Founded in 1976 and continuing to operate as a factory-free organization, Magis uses local contractors and outsources its manufacturing to create greater flexibility in the design process.