British-based company Vintage60 designs and sells footstools and bar stools influenced by famous motorsport liveries and helmet designs.
We’re going to assume for the purposes of this piece that those of you who read our feature back in 2011 on racing&emotion.com (who design chairs inspired by famous motorsport liveries) have spent the time in between thinking, “that’s all well and good, but I’ve got nothing to put my feet on.”
We’re nothing if not thorough at crankandpiston. It’s taken 18 months of ceaseless searching and a remarkable amount of coffee, but we think we’ve found the solution to this problem at Vintage60. To match the racing&emotion Ayrton Senna-inspired chair in your living room, you can now buy a stool inspired by the Lotus 97T he drove to two victories during the 1985 Formula One season.
If however you went for Gulf Racing colours chair instead then don’t worry, British-based Vintage60 has you covered. Also up for up grabs are footstools bearing Graham Hill’s famous Oxford Rowing Club influenced helmet colours, Stirling Moss’ Mercedes 1955 Mille Miglia Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR (#722), and Jim Clark’s 1963 Lotus 25 among others.
Each stool comes in either premium leather or synthetic leather-effect contract vinyl. Footstools and bar stools are already available, and the team is looking at moving into coffee table and club chair territory soon.
Now, we’re not going to lie, the asking price is a little on the steep side, and you won’t get much change from $600. Still, how often is it that you get put your feet up on Gilles Villeneuve’s 1986 #27 Ferrari 126C?