This is what happens when high-end designers make high-end design accessible. Departo is less than a year old and is already gaining considerable attention for producing furniture and housewares with clean sophistication and simplified style—objects you’d expect to come with irrational price tags, but actually land this side of reasonable. The Folding Stool is a compact, minimalist piece of furniture with an easy functionality you’ll find yourself using again and again. One more friend of a friend dropping by? Not a problem.