Behind the Design

Behind the Design: The Archer Stool’s Rich Design History

Ever wonder what inspired the design of some of your favorite Pottery Barn products? In our Behind the Design series of posts, we talk with Pottery Barn designers to learn how they were inspired to create Pottery Barn pieces. You can read all of the posts in the Behind the Design series here. Today, we’re learning more about the Archer Bar Stool.


We chatted with Ted, one of Pottery Barn’s furniture designers. He told us that the Archer Stool was “inspired by American 1930s cantilevered┬átubular steel chairs, with streamlined, curvaceous lines.”


When we asked Ted about what he loved about this design, he noted several key details. The sinuous shape of cantilevered frame, heavy gauge tube steel and exposed structure of steel weld joints and acorn nuts capping the bolts of the backrest are all distinctive. As well, I really like the natural steel frame that has a patina effect and the piping detail on seat.”


Have you added an Archer Stool to your home? If so, we’d love to know your favorite details of this stool.

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