In the 1950s Fritz Hansen commissioned the work with the Dot Stool, while Arne Jacobsen was busy working on the Ant Chair. The Dot, however, sparked his interest, therefore initiating a collaboration between Fritz Hansen and Arne Jacobsen, resulting in the presentation of the Dot in 1954 in its three-legged version. In 1970, it was revamped and has since been available as a four-legged version as well.
The Dot Stool is available in a walnut veneer, extreme leather walnut, cowboy black leather, as well as a black varnished ash. Its legs are chromium-plated; for the Cowboy Black Leather version, they are powder-coated in black.