Za is a modest and humble stool series created by well-known Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa with purposeful simplicity in mind, highlighting Emeco's heritage in aluminium craftsmanship. Named after the Japanese word “za,” which means “a place to sit,” Za stools are constructed through a complicated 77-step process - sharing techniques that have been used to produce the original 1006 Navy Chair since 1944. 

The stool is simplistic in form: A convex round seat, four legs joined with a circular footrest and a subtle concave top to keep the user seated in the centre of the stool. Crafted with recycled spun aluminium sheet and square profile extrusions; the stool is lightweight, remarkably sturdy and non-corrosive. The Za is a reliable and timeless stool, built for lifetimes of use, to be kept, cherished and passed on for generations. 

Naoto Fukasawa on the design: "The Navy Chair is one of the most identified icons in America. I had an image of a round stool, which could become a natural part of the Navy chair family, like a brother or sister."

The hand-polished and powder-coated version of this stool is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. The Za Bar/Counter Stool is also available as a low stool.

Za Bar/Counter Stool
by Emeco


Coral Orange Za
White Grey Za
Sweater Brown Za
Light Blue Za
Dark Grey Za
Green Za
Hand Brushed Aluminium
Hand Polished Aluminium
$736.00

Za is a modest and humble stool series created by well-known Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa with purposeful simplicity in mind, highlighting Emeco's heritage in aluminium craftsmanship. Named after the Japanese word “za,” which means “a place to sit,” Za stools are constructed through a complicated 77-step process - sharing techniques that have been used to produce the original 1006 Navy Chair since 1944. 

The stool is simplistic in form: A convex round seat, four legs joined with a circular footrest and a subtle concave top to keep the user seated...

Za is a modest and humble stool series created by well-known Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa with purposeful simplicity in mind, highlighting Emeco's heritage in aluminium craftsmanship. Named after the Japanese word “za,” which means “a place to sit,” Za stools are constructed through a complicated 77-step process - sharing techniques that have been used to produce the original 1006 Navy Chair since 1944. 

The stool is simplistic in form: A convex round seat, four legs joined with a circular footrest and a subtle concave top to keep the user seated in the centre of the stool. Crafted with recycled spun aluminium sheet and square profile extrusions; the stool is lightweight, remarkably sturdy and non-corrosive. The Za is a reliable and timeless stool, built for lifetimes of use, to be kept, cherished and passed on for generations. 

Naoto Fukasawa on the design: "The Navy Chair is one of the most identified icons in America. I had an image of a round stool, which could become a natural part of the Navy chair family, like a brother or sister."

The hand-polished and powder-coated version of this stool is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. The Za Bar/Counter Stool is also available as a low stool.

‘Made to Order’ products are ordered in from the manufacturer on the customers request and are considered a bespoke product - special terms and conditions apply. Production (lead) times stated above are an estimate only and do not include transit times from the supplier, or the time taken to deliver to you.

In stock items are available for immediate dispatch from our London-based warehouse. The daily cut-off time is 12:00 am for same day shipping, orders placed in the afternoon will be shipped the following day. Please refer to inventory levels above for live stock availability.

Dimensions:-
Counter Stool - Width: 50 cm, Depth: 50 cm, Height: 64 cm
Bar Stool - Width: 53 cm, Depth: 53 cm, Height: 76 cm

Delivered fully assembled
Lifetime warranty, excluding glides

A 64 cm stool is suitable for use with a counter height of 85 - 95 cm. 
A 76 cm stool is suitable for use with a counter height of 95 - 105 cm.

Please Note: The Za Stool is made by hand. Each piece is unique with subtle differences. 

Made in: USA

Recycled Aluminium, hand brushed or powder coated
Hard plastic polycarbonate glides


If you would like to see the Emeco material samples, please reach out to us, and we will be pleased to discuss all the available options with you.

Naoto Fukasawa

This product is designed by
Naoto Fukasawa

Born in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan in 1956, Naoto Fukasawa creates designs that are known for their ability to access and communicate the true essence of an object. In 2003, he established NAOTO FUKASAWA DESIGN, and he currently consults for and designs for Japanese companies and a wide range of leading global brands.

Fukasawa also sits on the design advisory board of Muji, is the art director of Maruni Wood Industry, serves as the curator of The Japan Folk Crafts Museum, and is a professor in the Integrated Design Department at Tama Art University, and one of the directors of 21_21 Design Sight.

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