There's nothing better than trends which also serve a practical purpose, is there? Recently, I have stumbled upon several pics with stacked stools - stylish and extra seating possibilities combined. I like it. Especially, when they are painted in different tones of grey or used as an alternative night stand. Perfect for small apartments.
If you are really lucky, you can find the Alvar Aalto version at flea markets to a reasonable price (and a great patina) or you can buy the IKEA Frosta stool to 7,99 € and avoid feeling bad about painting them - like Joyce from MyDubio recently did.