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Diner Bar Stool

Mid Century Modern Bar Stool in Red Faux Leather, Chrome , Italy, 1950s
Located in Vienna, AT
of the 50s to the mom-and-pop diners of today, diner bar stools are iconic. This stylish bar stool is
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Chrome

Mid-Century Chrome Soda Shop Dinner Bar Stool, Pair
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Original Mid Century 1950s Chrome Diner Bar Stool featuring an all-chromed steel design with a
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Steel, Chrome

Pair 1940s Vintage Chrome Swivel Soda Fountain Ice Cream Bar Diner Stools Orange
Located in Dayton, OH
Pair of Late Art Deco Retro Soda / Fountain stools. Made from chrome with a cast iron base and
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Vintage 1940s Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Chrome

4 Mid Century Chromodern No. 13 Soda Fountain Ice Cream Bar Diner Swivel Stools
By Chromodern Chair Co. 1
Located in Dayton, OH
Set of 4 of Late Art Deco Retro Soda / Fountain stools by Chromodern (no. 14). Made with a baked
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Mid-20th Century Art Deco Stools

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Aluminum, Enamel

20th Century Set of Three American Swivel Top Stools, circa 1950
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
A mid 20th Century set of three leather and chrome swivel top bar stools straight from an iconic
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20th Century American Swivel Chairs

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Chrome

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Console or Side Table Marble Top and Sewing Machine Holder, French, circa 1920
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Marble top and sewing machine holder, circa 1920. Early 20th century, France The marble top has been added around 1960 Good patina Solid and sound Shipping: P 47/L 69/H 76 cm...
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Vintage 1920s French Side Tables

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1950s Iron Hairpin Leg Bar Stools
By Frederic Weinberg
Located in Garnerville, NY
Three stools from World Seating, Inc., Bowery, NYC. Stationary seats that do not swivel. Floral vinyl upholstered seats. Good overall condition and structurally sound and sturdy. A...
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Antique Pink Cast Iron Base Adjustable Black Leather Stool
Located in New York, NY
Antique pink cast iron base adjustable black leather stool combines elegance and functionality. With its charming design and adjustable height, it offers a stylish seating option for...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Stools

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Steel, Iron

Set of 3 Bar stools S70-3 by Borge Lindau & Bo Lindekrantz for Lammhults 1960
By Lammhults, Lindau & Lindekrantz
Located in Den Haag, NL
The set of 3 bar stools S 70-3, designed by Lindau and Lindekrantz in 1968 for Lammhults, is in very good condition. The curved chrome is perfect, as are the Grey colored Wooden seat...
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Vintage 1960s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Chrome

Brutalist Elm Wood Bar Stools by Olavi Hänninen, Finland 1960s
By Olavi Hanninen
Located in Almelo, NL
Olavi Hänninen Brutalist Elm Wood Bar Stools, Finland 1960s These set of 3 bar stools, crafted by Finnish designer Olavi Hänninen in the 1960s, boast unique warm tones due to the...
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Brutalist Stools

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Elm

Mid-Century Modern Wrought Iron Hairpin Bar Stools
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Set of three, classic, mid century modern bar stools feature wrought iron hairpin bases with 14 inch round black vinyl seats. The 14 inch diameter footrests are at 10 inches height. ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Wrought Iron

Cast Iron Singer Treadle Sewing Machine Base Console Table Oval Marble Top
By Singer
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Antique Cast Iron Singer Treadle Sewing Machine Base Console Table Oval Marble Top. Item features a thick oval white marble top, cast iron Singer treadle sewing machine base in worki...
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Antique Early 1900s Victorian Console Tables

Materials

Iron

Early 1900s Vintage Heavy Cast Iron Bar Stools- a Pair
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage cast iron swivel bar stools were designed and manufactured in the United States during the 1900s. The stools are absolutely gorgeous, featuring a sturdy iron frame that exude...
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Antique Early 1900s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Iron

MCM Heywood Wakefield Crescendo Vanity with Mirror and Vanity Stool / Poof
By Count Alexis de Sakhnoffsky, Heywood-Wakefield Co.
Located in Chicago, IL
Mid Century Modern Heywood Wakefield Crescendo Vanity with Mirror and Vanity Stool/Poof Offered is a Mid Century Modern Vanity with Mirror and a vanity poof/Stool was designed by Co...
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Vintage 1940s American Mid-Century Modern Vanities

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Birch, Velvet, Mirror

Set of 3 Mid-Century Modern Bamboo Bar Stools
Located in Sheffield, MA
Set of 3 stylish deco style bamboo and caned vintage bar stools with vinyl padded seat cushions. Made in France in 1950s. The stools would be equally at home in a cafe bar, kitchen c...
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Mid-20th Century North American Hollywood Regency Stools

Materials

Bamboo

German Art Nouveau Portable Sewing Machine 1890 GRITZNER Germany
Located in Palermo, Sicily
German Art Nouveau Portable Sewing Machine 1890 GRITZNER Germany
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Antique 1890s German Art Nouveau Cabinets

Materials

Metal

Midcentury Henry Rosengren Hansen Teak Barstool
By Henry Rosengren Hansen, Brande Møbelfabrik
Located in Oakland, CA
midcentury teak bar stool designed by Henry Rosengren Hansen for Brande Mobelfabrik model 43, Denmark. Barstool crafted of solid teak frame, elegantly sculpted backrest with the orig...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Scandinavian Modern Stools

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Teak

Oversized Vintage Woven Leather and Iron Bar Stools - A Pair
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Pair of perfectly patinaed, woven leather, bar stools. Stools have beautifully worn leather for that great Industrial look. They are oversized, perfect for someone who needs just 2...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Iron

German Art Nouveau Portable Sewing Machine 1890 JONES
Located in Palermo, Sicily
German Art Nouveau Portable Sewing Machine 1890 JONES
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Antique 1890s German Art Nouveau Cabinets

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Metal

3 Pierce Martin Modern Rattan Bentwood Bamboo Leather Linen Bar Counter Stools
By Pierce Martin
Located in Dayton, OH
Vintage set of three Pierce Martin barstools featuring faux bamboo and rattan frame with foot rest, leather seat, nailhead trim and linen back. Atlanta-based, PierceMartin is contin...
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Late 20th Century Bohemian Stools

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Linen, Bamboo, Bentwood

Mid-Century Modern Iron Bar/Counter Stools
Located in W Allenhurst, NJ
Unique pair of hammered iron bar stools with black vinyl seats. Whimsical design with offset angled design. Curbside to NYC/Philly $350
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Iron

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1950s Vintage Coca Cola Stool
Located in Weybridge, Surrey
. These stools have been selected by us to complement the numerous Coke bars and Coke vending machines in
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Antique Mid-19th Century Central American Historical Memorabilia

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Chrome

1950s Vintage Coca Cola Stool
1950s Vintage Coca Cola Stool
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Mid Century Modern Diner Bar Stools Red Faux Leather, Chrome, Italy, 1950s
Located in Vienna, AT
Mid Century Modern Diner Bar Stools Red Faux Leather, Chrome, Italy, 1950s. From the ice cream
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Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Chrome

Set of 4 "Diner" Bar Stools with Custom Patent Leather Seats
Located in New York, NY
Set of four (4) "diner" style chrome bar stools newly reupholstered in black patent leather with
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Vintage 1950s American Stools

Rustic 1950s Chrome Dinner Bar Stool, Pair
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Original Mid Century 1950's Chrome Diner Bar Stool featuring an all chromed steel design with a
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Steel, Chrome

3 Retro Blue Leather Chrome Industrial Swivel Bar Diner Soda Fountain Stools
Located in Dayton, OH
Three vintage leather and chrome Industrial stools. These came from vintage custom display case set
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Enameled Iron Swivel Diner Stools
Located in Garnerville, NY
White porcelain enamel and cast iron swivel bar stools, circa 1920-1930. The bases can be fastened
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Vintage 1920s American Industrial Stools

Materials

Enamel, Iron

Set Three Postmodern Reeded Brass Base Low Bar Stools
Located in Chicago, IL
Postmodern interpretation of the traditional counter stool found in most American diners of the
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Late 20th Century American Stools

Materials

Brass

Pair of Midcentury Red Vinyl and Blonde Counter Height Bistro Bar Stools by WCI
By West Coast Industries
Located in Topeka, KS
Awesome pair of midcentury counter height bistro bar stools in a deep read vinyl faux leather and
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Metal

20th Century Set of Four American Swivel Top Stools, C.1950
Located in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
A mid 20th Century set of four leather and chrome swivel top bar stools straight from an iconic
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20th Century American Stools

Materials

Chrome

6 Vintage Modern Retro Adjustable Swivel Counter Bar Stools Atomic MCM
Located in Dayton, OH
Six vintage adjustable swivel counter or bar stools featuring a 1950s diner vibe with circular
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Late 20th Century Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Chrome

Pair of Porcelain Enamel Soda Fountain Stools with Wood Seats, circa 1930s
Located in Chicago, IL
when it filled the social void left by bars during prohibition. Whether in a pharmacy, diner, or ice
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Vintage 1930s American Stools

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Iron

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Finding the Right stools for You

Stools are versatile and a necessary addition to any living room, kitchen area or elsewhere in your home. A sofa or reliable lounge chair might nab all the credit, comfort-wise, but don’t discount the roles that good antique, new and vintage stools can play.

“Stools are jewels and statements in a space, and they can also be investment pieces,” says New York City designer Amy Lau, who adds that these seats provide an excellent choice for setting an interior’s general tone. 

Stools, which are among the oldest forms of wooden furnishings, may also serve as decorative pieces, even if we’re talking about a stool that is far less sculptural than the gracefully curving molded plywood shells that make up Sōri Yanagi’s provocative Butterfly stool

Fawn Galli, a New York interior designer, uses her stools in the same way you would use a throw pillow. “I normally buy several styles and move them around the home where needed,” she says.

Stools are smaller pieces of seating as compared to armchairs or dining chairs and can add depth as well as functionality to a space that you’ve set aside for entertaining. For a splash of color, consider the Stool 60, a pioneering work of bentwood by Finnish architect and furniture maker Alvar Aalto. It’s manufactured by Artek and comes in a variety of colored seats and finishes.

Barstools that date back to the 1970s are now more ubiquitous in kitchens. Vintage barstools have seen renewed interest, be they a meld of chrome and leather or transparent plastic, such as the Lucite and stainless-steel counter stool variety from Indiana-born furniture designer Charles Hollis Jones, who is renowned for his acrylic works. A cluster of barstools — perhaps a set of four brushed-aluminum counter stools by Emeco or Tubby Tube stools by Faye Toogood — can encourage merriment in the kitchen. If you’ve got the room for family and friends to congregate and enjoy cocktails where the cooking is done, consider matching your stools with a tall table.

Whether you need counter stools, drafting stools or another kind, explore an extensive range of antique, new and vintage stools on 1stDibs.

Questions About Diner Bar Stool
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 2, 2021
    The most comfortable bar stool is a matter of preference. There are many different types of bar stools for your house, and many different comfy versions have been developed over time. To select the best one, we suggest thinking about height, weight, design and fabric so you can find the best set for your preferences and budget. Shop a collection of antique, vintage and contemporary bar stools from some of the world’s top dealers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    The height of a bar stool is typically around 28 to 38 inches tall. This is because bar tops are usually around 40 to 42 inches high, so bar stools need to be under this height in order to provide ample leg room.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, bar stools are taller than counter stools. The average height of counter stools is 24 inches, and they are best suited for counter height tables and kitchen islands. Barstools are typically an additional five to six inches taller to fit the height of traditional bar counters. Shop a wide selection of bar stools and counter-height stools on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 26, 2024
    The difference between bar stools and counter stools comes down to height. Bar stools are usually between 28 and 32 inches tall to provide comfortable seating at bars and bar-height tables. To pair with kitchen counters and counter-height tables, counter stools are normally 24 to 27 inches tall. Find a large collection of dining stools on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A standard bar stool will sit around 29 to 32 inches high, and extra-tall bar stools will sit around 33 to 36 inches high. To ensure the best fit for your space, measure the height of the bar or table you want to accent. Shop a wide selection of bar stools on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 21, 2023
    Whether saddle bar stools are comfortable is largely a matter of personal opinion. However, some people find the curved seats featured on these stools supportive because they conform to the body's contours. Find a variety of saddle bar stools on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertSeptember 25, 2019

    Since counters are generally 34 to 39 inches high, counter stools should be 24 to 27 inches tall; bars are 40 to 46 inches from the ground, so bar stools typically stand 30 to 36 inches tall.

  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Counter height bar stools are stools that typically have a seat around 24 inches to 27 inches high and are designed to provide seating along a bar or at counter height tables. On 1stDibs, find an array of counter height bar stools from top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The comfort of a rattan bar stool is really a matter of preference. Some styles are crafted with a back or cushion for additional comfort, while some may support the addition of a cushioned seat. On 1stDivs, find a range of rattan bar stool styles to suit any preference.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    The best wood for bar stools is largely a matter of personal preference. Walnut, oak, cherry and birch are commonly used materials. On 1stDibs, find a selection of bar stools from some of the world's top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To identify Marcel Breuer bar stools, start by examining the frame. Genuine models will usually feature smooth, welded ends. Most reproductions have end caps instead. You can also look for a sticker that bears the model name on the underside of the seat. On 1stDibs, find a range of expertly vetted Marcel Breuer bar stools.