Barstools

Kingstown Barstools

The Kingstown Barstools from Studio Dunn are just as sleek as they were when they first hit the market a few years ago. Similar to Studio Dunn’s popular Conventry Stool, the barstools combine traditional handmade joinery with contemporary manufacturing methods to create a seating option with incredibly graceful lines. And, as a tip of the hat to their eco-friendly cred, it’s worth mentioning that Studio Dunn works with high-quality domestic timber from sustainable forests.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $890.00
Available from: Studio Dunn

Tractor vs. Metro Barstool

Hmm, these two stools are very similar, aren’t they? Is one flattering the other by imitating certain aspects of design or is it just a case of blatant copying? One was designed in 2000/2001 and the other showed up this recently this year. One costs four times what the other does, for good reason if the descriptions are anything to go by. I’ll leave it to you to decide if it’s an ‘inspired by’ situation or a flat out copy-cat.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $300.00 - 1,250.00
Available from: DWR

Tom & Jerry Stools

Adjustable stools are great choices for kitchen counter bars, as they can accommodate all sorts of people- from wee kids to big adults. These two stools by Konstantin Grcic each feature a brightly-colored polypropylene screw mechanism where the height can be easily changed to suit the sitter. Simply spin the top to make it go up or down.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $611.00 - 784.00
Available from: YLiving

Swivel Work Stool

If you prefer your bar seating to have a little more character, you’ll not want to ignore the Swivel Work Stool by Unionmade. Designed after vintage industrial stools, the heavy steel frame is powdercoated in Reed Green and supports a walnut swivel seat. If you’re not too fond of the color, the Fixed Work Stool in Pewter is a good alternative.
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Price: $425.00
Available from: Unionmade

Rocket Stool

The well known Eero Aarnio designed this three-legged stool in 1995, and, as you can tell, it hints at his other work with its rounded (“plump“) seat and legs. Interestingly enough, the Rocket was originally designed for Eero Aarnio’s own kitchen, though it’d do just as well in other rooms. The solid wood stool is available in oak wood painted white, black or soaped, and in two different sizes, Rocket Stool ($435) and Baby Rocket ($300).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $300.00 - 435.00
Available from: hivemodern.com

Perch Barstool

Hmm, I don’t quite understand how the same barstool could cost roughly $150 more on one site than the other. Do you? One site has it on sale, so that explains a little discrepancy, but perhaps it’s not exactly the same barstool, or by the same designer/manufacturer, or maybe someone is smoking something somewhere and the profit margins were messed up. Either way, this teak and iron base barstool has that spindly-yet-sturdy look and would provide extra seating without taking up too much visual space.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $216.00
Available from: West Elm

Howard Stool

Guess what my favorite barstool is lately? Yep, it’s this guy, mostly because it takes up a minimal amount of visual space and still has a fair bit of personality. “The Howard” is an all-weather, stackable barstool available in 3 heights and 9 different colors. It looks super sharp, as you can see, but you’ll also be glad to hear that its ergonomic shape will help your posture as well. Too good to be true? Not if your budget fits the price tag.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $455.00 - 495.00
Available from: RADfurniture

Hee Chair & Barstool

It’s been nine years since the Hee Seating Collection first hit the market, but it looks just as good now as it did back in 2004. Designer Hee Welling was originally inspired by the interior of a refrigerator, but you won’t find that on Hay’s site anymore, as the many other attributes of the seating collection have the spotlight. The chairs are made from galvanized solid steel, with outdoor powder coating that withstands weather throughout the year. They’re stackable, with a floor linking connection, and even cushions, if needed (contact HAY for availability). All that with the simple, perfect design and you’ve got yourself an excellent option for seating wherever you might need it.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $245.00 - 345.00
Available from: A+R Store

Capellini Alodia Counter Stool

Finding the right bar/counter stool is no easy task, yet I’d be willing to take on the challenge knowing this guy is an option. It’s minimal in design, stackable (a definite plus) and looks oh-so-cool with metal tube and steel sheet materials. If you’re looking for something taller than 27.5″ high, no worries, as it’s also available in a 31.5″h bar height ($494.00).

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Purchase Information:

Price: $356.00
Available from: AmbienteDirect

SR Ranger Stools

These stools by Scout Regalia have storage space underneath the seat, which give them a schoolhouse sort of look and feel. Of course, they’re made of white oak and powder coated steel, so if they were put in a room full of crazy kids they’d probably come out looking just fine at the end of the day. Available in 3 sizes and 2 standard colors (Forest Ranger Green or Cream), with custom colors available on request.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $310.00 - 350.00
Available from: Scout Regalia

Hot Mesh Counter and Barstool

You can stop shopping for barstools now, because the Hot Mesh Chair has siblings. Available in six finishes (black, green, humble red, natural yellow, simple blue and white), you’re sure to find the right hue to fit your dining/kitchen area, and don’t ignore the fact that the stools are stackable and suitable for use outdoors as well.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $199.00
Available from: Blu Dot

Air Stools

The Air Stool was meant to be visually light and understated, and it succeeds at both points thanks to the designer’s skill, of course, and rotation-molded polyethylene, a strong and lightweight material. And yes, it’s plastic, so it can be used indoors or out. Available in four earth-toned colors and two (16″ or 30″) heights.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $430.00
Available from: 2modern

Pilot Stool

Quinze & Milan’s Pilot Stool is notable not only for its curved (and seemingly comfortable) seat, but also for its new method of fabrication. Polypropylene foam is utilized in a special manufacturing technique (see below video) to create a glossy-yet-matte surface. The oak legs thread onto the seat, making the stool easy to ship and assemble. Available in three different height variations: standard, kitchen, and bar.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $370.00
Available from: Gessato

Poet Stool

This Poet Stool by Misewell might be a tad expensive, but goodness, once you take a look at the construction, you begin to understand why. The three legs are connected to the seat by mortise and tenon joints, which, if you’re not aware, is both a simple and strong joint that needs to be cut exactly to specification. Steel connects each leg, further strengthening the structure and providing a perfect ledge to rest your feet. Handmade and assembled in Milwaukee.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $620.00
Available from: Misewell

Matégot Nagasaki Stool

$450 for a barstool might just be a little above your budget, but, even so, let’s just spend a moment admiring this barstool designed by Mathieu Matégot . Who’s he? Apparently, he’s the guy that first combined metal tubing with with perforated sheet metal. Thank you Mr. Matégot.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $449.00
Available from: Horne

 
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