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Barstools

Ready Stacking Barstool

Whoa, look at this new barstool. It’s stackable, made from powder-coated steel sled legs and a molded plywood seat. Not impressed? Oh, and it’s under $200. Compare that price tag with another favorite barstool and it’s a downright steal. Choose between black, grey green, or white.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $179.00
Available from: Blu Dot

Kingstown Barstool

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 the 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 credentials, it’s worth mentioning that Studio Dunn works with high-quality domestic timber from sustainable forests.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,050.00 - 1,150.00
Available from: Studio Dunn

LAX Milking Stool

Add this stool to the list, as it’s delightfully simple with a T-shaped cross brace to make sure the legs stay put. What height do you need? There’s the counter seat height (24″h, shown), bar height (30″h), standard height (16″h, shown below), and a wider side table version (16″ h x 24″ dia.). Take your pick.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $320.00
Available from: Horne

Casey Dzierlenga Bar and Counter Stools

These may not be around forever at this price, and that’s more the reason to seriously consider them as an option for your bar or counter space. Casey Dzierlenga has quite a collection of heirloom pieces, and though these stools may not have the same pedigree as her locally sourced materials, they still possess the same thoughtful styling and classic design. Plus, we should all support stores that work with designers to create affordable options of their designs- soooo much better to see than the evil alternative of rip-offs. And, if you like these stools, do be sure to take a look at Dzierlenga’s Little Potat Thinking Stool– it’s a thing of beauty.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $189.00 - 398.00
Available from: West Elm

Revolver Stool

There’s no telling how much fun you’ll have with a spinning barstool, but enjoyment aside, there’s a practicality in having a stool rotate a complete 360 degrees: ease of use. The Revolver Stool designed by Leon Ransmeier for HAY has circular seat, upper leg portion and footrest that spins completely around, giving you a comfortable and sensible seating option that fits in nicely with many a modern interior.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $280.00
Available from: Luminaire

The Palmerston Stool

Here’s another excellent option for a counter stool, straight from Coolican & Company. Handcrafted from solid Black Walnut (harvested on the Niagara Escarpment), the counter height stool has a classic turned leg with an interesting faceted top for comfort. The pared down styling makes it a future classic, as it would work well with many other design periods. The price is pretty reasonable too- or, at least not crazy expensive considering some of our other favorites.
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Price: CAD525.00
Available from: Coolican & Company

‘Originals’ Bar Stool

Add the ‘Originals’ Bar Stool to your list of acceptable seating solutions, for it features a comfortable seat and nicely tapered legs. Fun fact: Ercol founder Lucian Ercolani designed this stool in the 1950s for Ercol’s own designers and draughtsmen, who drew the company’s designs on large drawing boards. You think it’s safe to say it won’t go out of style anytime soon?
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Purchase Information:

Price: $378.00
Available from: Wallpaper STORE

Christian Woo Stool Series

Serious and square, this solid walnut stool by Christian Woo does not mess around. There will be no leaning back or jostling around, thank you very much, because if one of these stools should happen to fall over with you on it, you’ll probably be hurt. The 1.75″ thick hardwood is hand-joined into a rigid form, with a large classic mortise joint as the foot rest.
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Price: $1,050.00
Available from: The Future Perfect

Tangerine Barstool

I meant what I said about looking out for decent barstools. This Tangerine Barstool by Simon James for Resident Studio has a subtle curve to its seat to make things comfortable. Solid oak contrasts nicely with the dark steel crossbars to provide a perch that quietly performs its function without commanding too much attention. Call me crazy, but that’s refreshing amongst all the other crazy, colorful stools that are just a bit too loud for most minimal interiors.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $450.00
Available from: A+R Store

Step Stool by Federico Gregorutti

Don’t worry, I’m still on the quest for the perfect barstool- something simple and modern, yet not too terribly expensive*. The Step Stool by Federico Gregorutti might suit your needs, as it fits the requirements and has a handful of bright colors to choose from, though the blue/black option is my favorite (as usual).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $448.00
Available from: MATTER

Scout Tall Stool

I know finding the right barstools are tough, and that’s exactly why I keep my eyes out for anything remotely interesting or decent. Surname’s Scout Stools are more than decent, they’re downright perfect. No frills except for a brass or copper finish on the footrest, each stool is made from antique heart pine salvaged from dismantled New York area buildings. A gentle slope to the seat keeps your backside comfortable, and your wallet will be happy to see the price tag is just under the $300 mark.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $290.00
Available from: Surname Goods

Drifted Bar Stool L

I did promise to feature all decent barstools, didn’t I? This time you’ll be very happy with the price tag. Norwegian Lars Beller Fjetland created the Drifted series of stools after finding pieces of old cork washed upon the shore. Cork is a comfortable seating material with a natural water resistance, so it would be ideal for a kitchen or bar area. The oak frame has a traditional influence which gives the design a friendly countenance.
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Price: $175.00
Available from: Hem

Coleman Stool

Barstools can be tricky. The truly impressive ones seem to be quite expensive, and the decent ones aren’t cheap. So, what do you do? You keep your eyes out for certain designs that are worth spending a tiny bit more than you want. We’ll count the Coleman Stool as one of those, as it has thin, geometric solid steel legs with a handmade concrete seat. It’s suitable for indoors or outside, and there several good color options- black or white for the base and a seven seat colors.
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Purchase Information:

Price: $529.00
Available from: Greta de Parry Design

Stool 7 from STANDSEVEN

Two legs balanced with a looped sort of kickstand creates this visual trick of a barstool from STANDSEVEN and architect/designer David Adjaye OBE. It’s made from sustainable, recycled metals and, if you need further temptation, there’s an ethical intention thrown in as well. Each stool pays for one Ebola response kit for a family unit in Sierra Leone. You read that right, you can own this marvelous barstool and brag about helping end Ebola. That’s a win/win situation right there. (You can also donate directly to Doctors Without Borders or UNICEF.)
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Purchase Information:

Price: £920.00
Available from: STANDSEVEN

Mater Space Stool

More lovely furniture on sale? Yes, please. With ever-so-thin legs, these handcrafted stools are sort of stunning. We first posted these stools back in 2010, and, of course, they need some updating in the pricing field. However, do keep in mind they’re currently on sale, so you will save a tiny bit should you choose to splurge for your bar or countertop area. The Space Stools are crafted from premium oak (FSC certified) with sustainable and socially responsible methods. Be sure to check out the Aluminum version too, as it has more of a futuristic feel ($950 $760).
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Purchase Information:

Price: $650.00 and up
Available from: YLiving

 
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