Handmade oak Ette Footstool

New Homeward wares: handmade mid-century style oak footstools

Ette Oak Footstools: Homeward x Jacob Littlejones Furniture x Thorody

We are thrilled to announce that we have launched a small-batch collection of made-to-order oak footstools in collaboration with furniture maker Jacob Littlejones Furniture and fabric producers Thorody. We’re incredibly proud of this new collaboration and over the moon with the results.

The mid-century inspired Ette Footstool is designed and made in Leek, Staffordshire using locally felled and seasoned Staffordshire Oak. Designed in my studio in Leek, the new collection is handcrafted by local cabinetmaker Jacob Littlejones. The footstool has four turned and tapered legs and is made with a solid oak oval top with a chamfered edge.

Staffordshire Oak for handmade footstools

Screen printed Thorody fabric

Upholstered in Thorody fabric

The footstool is now available to order with a simple wooden seat, or can be upholstered in hand-screen-printed linen from interior textile brand Thorody. Made with carefully sourced natural Belgian flax linen, the fabric is hand screen printed with hand-drawn designs using eco-friendly water-based pigment. We are offering the footstool in a bespoke collection of Thorody fabrics in abstract patterns made up of intricate and precise lines.

Ette Footstool design inspiration

The footstool design is based on an original 1950s ‘stoolette’ found at an antique fair, which are so often ‘upcycled’ and  butchered with badly-stapled replacement fabric stretched over the original Dunlopillo latex foam pad.

We lovingly restored an original stool, making new legs, replacing the foam pad and retaining the beautiful original fabric. This process of unpicking a putting back together really enabled us to study the classic design, which informed the construction, size and shape of our own Ette Footstool.

How should I style my footstool?

The Ette Footstool is ideal for resting your feet on or can be used as an occasional spare seat. The foam cushion is also firm enough to have chair-side and is perfect to hold a cup or a book.

Solid Oak Top & Upholstered Ette Stools

How do I order my footstool?

The Ette Footstool collection is made in batches of six and can be ordered through our website. The footstools will be made and delivered within a 6-8 week time frame and can be delivered anywhere in the UK. You can select which Thorody fabric you’d like the stool to be upholstered in and as soon as your stool is ready, we’ll contact you to arrange delivery.

We look forward to seeing which fabrics you choose and you style your stools in your homes. Don’t forget to share your photos with us on Instagram at @homewardinteriors and use the hashtags #EtteFootstool and #HomewardInteriors.