The understated look can sometimes work up more style than the really loud and attention-seeking furniture. The basic colors and designs add class like no other. Another feather in the cap of classic furniture is this stool by Italian designer par excellence, Franco Albini, trained under the legendary Gio Ponti and went on to do work for Knoll. Current bid on this one is $300, the range of utility for this one goes from being used as a coffee table to an ottoman, whichever way it appeals to you it goes without saying that it does. Lolling casually in this picture, it decorates the interior of designer David Netto’s Richard Neutra house in L.A. The look is simple and sophisticated, a cross between modern design and traditional craftsmanship, this stool is truly unique.