Smile Stool

Designed By Jaime Hayon


    The Smile Stool, designed by Jaime Hayon is a joyful and expressive piece. The soft geometry of the seat and gently curved profile of the underside invites touch. The playful ‘Smile’ doubles as the stool’s carrying handle, while the natural grain of the Cherry wood adds to the character and expressive design of the face. Its four legs are hand turned, with two passing through the seat to form the eyes, using traditional expressed-through tenon joints.


    dia 360 h460mm

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    Made with natural, sustainable and non-toxic materials, our furniture is made with human health and well-being in mind.

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    Craftsmanship is at the heart of Benchmark and unites us as a company. We are a team of craftspeople who care deeply about what we make and how we make it.

    Jaime Hayon

    About the designer

    Jaime Hayon

    A Spanish artist and designer, Jaime has designed countless pieces of furniture, lighting and home accessories, hotel interiors, retail shops, a line of ceramics, shoes and his own collection of timepieces. With designs showcased in prominent museums around the world,  Jamie Hayon is at the forefront of a new wave of talents blurring the lines between art and design. He is keen on exploring new and expressive forms, while maintaining a deep respect for artisan skills, finely-crafted details and a passion for play.


    Made Together Apart

    Jaime first developed the Smile Stool for Connected; an exhibition challenging nine international designers to create furniture to suit their new ways of working from and living at home, following the onset of Covid-19. Each designer was paired with a craftsman in our workshop, relying solely on digital communication and video conferencing to develop their pieces and bring their visions to life. Find out more >

    You can always visit or contact us at our UK workshop