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Industrial Brushed Steel Hospital Stools
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Industrial, brushed steel, counter height, hospital stools feature seats that slope down one inch with handles on either side.
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Stools

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Steel

  • Industrial Brushed Steel Hospital Stools
  • Industrial Brushed Steel Hospital Stools
  • Industrial Brushed Steel Hospital Stools
  • Industrial Brushed Steel Hospital Stools
H 23 in. W 21.5 in. D 11 in.
Three Industrial Steel Coil Bar Stools
Located in Norwalk, CT
These funky bar stools are a great way to incorporate some industrial design into your living space. These barstools would be wonderful to accessorize a kitchen island or bar area. F...
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Early 2000s Industrial Stools

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Steel

Industrial Brushed Steel Adjustable Drafting Stool
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Industrial drafting stool features a brushed steel pedestal base and backrest with a contoured walnut seat. The seat height is adjustable from 24 - 35 inches, back height 35 - 49 inc...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Stools

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Steel

Industrial Adjustable Brushed Steel Swivel Stools
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Industrial, adjustable, laboratory stool with newly brushed finish, features a four prong base and 13 inch diameter swivel seat. The seat height is easily adjustable from 15 - 20 inc...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Stools

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Steel

Industrial Brushed Steel Short Hospital Stools
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Industrial, brushed steel, short, hospital stools feature seats that slope down one inch with handles on either side. The stools are sold separately.
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Stools

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Steel

Industrial Stools Vintage European Wood Steel Stool
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Classic design, beautiful in simplicity, clear lines and timeless shape. Original military stools from East-European airbase. Priced per individual item.
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Vintage 1930s Czech Industrial Stools

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Iron

Industrial Adjustable Brushed Steel Drafting Stool
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Industrial, drafting stool features a brushed steel frame and back with a 14 inch round, swivel, maple seat that is height adjustable from 27.5 - 31 inches.
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Stools

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Steel

Industrial Stools Steel Base with Wood Seats
By Dependable Mfg. Co.
Located in New York, NY
Interesting pair of stools by "Dependable MFG. Co. " One stool has been repainted in glossy black paint, the other is in original finish, which shows light surface rust, normal and c...
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Vintage 1930s American Industrial Stools

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Steel

Industrial Painted Steel Train Conductor Step Stool
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Industrial, painted steel, train conductor's step stool that tapers at the top to 15.5 x 13.5 inches features it's all original work-worn patina.
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Stools

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Steel

Industrial Brushed Steel Height Adjustable Swivel Stools
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Industrial, brushed steel, swivel stools are incrementally height adjustable from dining height 18 inches to counter height 27 inches. The seat diameter is 13 inches and the foot pri...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Stools

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Steel

Adjustable Industrial Brushed Steel Toledo Factory Stool
By Toledo Metal Furniture Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Industrial, adjustable, rolling, factory stool by Toledo Metal Furniture Co., features a brushed steel frame with wide 20 inch diameter ring footrest and oak seat and back. The heigh...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Stools

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Steel

Industrial Brushed Steel And Maple Drafting Stool
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Industrial, drafting stool features a brushed steel frame with a maple back and 14 inch round, swivel seat that is height adjustable from 27.5 - 31 inches.
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Stools

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Steel

Custom Industrial Maple and Brushed Steel Drafting Stool
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Tall, brushed steel, drafting stool with pedestal base, footrest and maple seat and back is assembled by city foundry for our CF Signature Line in Brooklyn, NY. Measures: 15" W x ...
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Vintage 1940s American Industrial Stools

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Steel

Industrial Maple and Galvanized Steel Train Step Stool
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Industrial, train conductor, step stool features an ebonized maple base with galvanized steel edges and rubber grip top that is 12 x 8 inches.
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Stools

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Steel

Industrial Brushed Steel And Leather Hospital Foot Stool
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Industrial, machine-age, hospital, foot stool features a brushed steel base with chrome trim and leather top.
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Stools

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Steel

Industrial Glamour X-Leg Stool Blackened Steel and Ivory Boucle
By Casa Botelho
Located in London, GB
Its shape radiates dominance while its aesthetic harmonises with Casa Botelho’s signature style, Masculine Glamour. The X-leg stool will complement a variety of spaces from the bedro...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Industrial Stools

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Steel

Industrial Glamour X-Leg Stool Blackened Steel and Yellow Boucle
By Casa Botelho
Located in London, GB
Its shape radiates dominance while its aesthetic harmonises with Casa Botelho’s signature style, Masculine Glamour. The X-leg stool will complement a variety of spaces from the bedro...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Industrial Stools

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Steel

Vintage 1940s Army Green Industrial Steel WWII Factory Stools
Located in Lafayette, IN
These awesome 1940s factory stools feature riveted stamped-steel construction and green paint with a beautifully worn patina. Stools have been given a fresh semi-gloss finish to pres...
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Vintage 1940s American Industrial Stools

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Steel

Vintage Stainless Steel American Industrial Modern Steampunk Adjustable Stools
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Original vintage stainless steel swivel adjustable height stool or bar stool with footrest by Atlantic Alloy Industries Inc. (AAI) of Union, New Jersey. This well-constructed America...
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Vintage 1970s American Industrial Stools

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Stainless Steel

Rustic Brushed Steel Metal Industrial Stool, Pair
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Pair of rustic brushed steel Industrial stools, featuring a round top and ring-shaped footrest. The stools have a nice rustic look with minor patina and sights of use with great loft...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Steel

Vintage Industrial Stool, 1950s
Located in Neervelp, BE
Great looking vintage tripod base factory stool. The seat height is adjustable by turning the seat. Good used condition 1950s, Latvia Dimensions: Max height 46cm Min h...
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Vintage 1950s Latvian Industrial Stools

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Steel

  • Vintage Industrial Stool, 1950s
  • Vintage Industrial Stool, 1950s
  • Vintage Industrial Stool, 1950s
  • Vintage Industrial Stool, 1950s
H 18.12 in. Dm 16.93 in.
Vintage Industrial Stool, 1950s
Located in Neervelp, BE
Great looking vintage factory stool with a skai or faux leather seat. The seat height is adjustable by turning the seat. Good used condition 1950s, Latvia Dimensions: M...
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Vintage 1950s Latvian Industrial Stools

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Steel

  • Vintage Industrial Stool, 1950s
  • Vintage Industrial Stool, 1950s
  • Vintage Industrial Stool, 1950s
  • Vintage Industrial Stool, 1950s
H 25.6 in. W 14.57 in. D 14.57 in.
Adjustable Industrial Stool
Located in New York, NY
American Industrial stool, cast iron base, solid wool top.The top has the remains of an old flower decal, as shown. Most likely originally from a factory or work shop floor.
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Stools

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Iron, Steel

  • Adjustable Industrial Stool
  • Adjustable Industrial Stool
  • Adjustable Industrial Stool
  • Adjustable Industrial Stool
H 25 in. Dm 11.5 in.
Industrial Leather and Steel Adjustable Stools
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
8 stools in beautiful patinated leather. The seats are adjustable from 21-29" Stools are priced and sold individually. Price is for 1 stool.   
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Vintage 1960s North American Stools

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Leather

Vintage Industrial Stool, 1950s
Located in Neervelp, BE
Great looking vintage factory stool with a plywood seat. The seat height is adjustable by turning the seat. Good used condition, 1950s, Latvia Dimensions: Max height 54...
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Vintage 1950s Latvian Industrial Stools

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Steel

  • Vintage Industrial Stool, 1950s
  • Vintage Industrial Stool, 1950s
  • Vintage Industrial Stool, 1950s
  • Vintage Industrial Stool, 1950s
H 21.26 in. Dm 21.66 in.
8 Vintage Stainless Steel Adjustable Metal Stools American Industrial Modern USA
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Set of eight original vintage stainless steel swivel adjustable height stools/bar stools with footrests by Atlantic Alloy Industries Inc. (AAI) of Union, New Jersey. These well-const...
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Vintage 1970s American Industrial Stools

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Stainless Steel

Plopp Bar Stool in Industrial Steel by Zieta
By Zieta
Located in New York, NY
Plopp stool is an icon and a bestseller of Zieta Prozessdesign. The unique, toy-looking and playful shape of Plopp is an effect of an innovative forming method FIDU. FIDU technology ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Polish Modern Stools

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Steel

Plopp Kitchen Stool in Industrial Steel by Zieta
By Zieta
Located in New York, NY
Plopp stool is an icon and a bestseller of Zieta Prozessdesign. The unique, toy-looking and playful shape of Plopp is an effect of an innovative forming method FIDU. FIDU technology ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Polish Modern Stools

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Steel

Plopp Standard Stool in Industrial Steel by Zieta
By Zieta
Located in New York, NY
Plopp stool is an icon and a bestseller of Zieta Prozessdesign. The unique, toy-looking and playful shape of Plopp is an effect of an innovative forming method FIDU. FIDU technology ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Polish Modern Stools

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Steel

Set of Three Midcentury Industrial Leather and Painted Steel Stools
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Set of three midcentury industrial low stools with leather cushions, painted steel bases and chromed-metal feet. Nice age, wear, and paint loss to the frames, but the double stitch...
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Vintage 1960s American Industrial Stools

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Steel

Industrial Glamour Inspired X-Leg Stool in Blackened Steel and Bouclé Fabric
By Casa Botelho
Located in London, GB
Its shape radiates dominance while its aesthetic harmonises with Casa Botelho’s signature style, Masculine Glamour. The X-Leg Stool will complement a variety of spaces from the bedro...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Industrial Stools

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Steel, Steel

Industrial Toledo Shop Stool
By Toledo Metal Furniture Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Industrial, 1940s shop stool by Toledo Metal Furniture Co. features a steel frame with 19 inch round walnut seat.
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Stools

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Steel

  • Industrial Toledo Shop Stool
  • Industrial Toledo Shop Stool
  • Industrial Toledo Shop Stool
  • Industrial Toledo Shop Stool
H 20.5 in. Dm 19 in.
Vintage Industrial Stools, Set of 5
Located in Neervelp, BE
Nicely worn cast iron Industrial stools. The stools have turnable seat mounted on a cast iron base. The simple design makes them attractive. The height of the stools can be ...
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Vintage 1950s Latvian Industrial Stools

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Steel

  • Vintage Industrial Stools, Set of 5
  • Vintage Industrial Stools, Set of 5
  • Vintage Industrial Stools, Set of 5
  • Vintage Industrial Stools, Set of 5
H 15.75 in. Dm 13.78 in.
1940s French Industrial Wood and Steel Adjustable Swivel Stool
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1940s, French Industrial wood and steel adjustable swivel stool.
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20th Century French Industrial Stools

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Metal

Pair of Brown Leather and Steel Industrial Bar Stools
Located in Pasadena, CA
Pair of brown leather and steel Industrial stools. Leather is very thick and sturdy. Bar height stools are non-adjustable but the seats do swivel.
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Vintage 1970s American Modern Stools

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Steel

Vintage American Industrial Swivel Stool
Located in Chicago, IL
A fantastic mid-20th century American industrial swivel stool with a circular footrest. The stool adjusts from 25 inches high to 35 inches high by pulling up on the seat.
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Stools

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Steel

Industrial Patinated Steel and Leather Monolith Counter Stool by Januari
By Januari
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The monolith counter stool has a strong, Brutalist presence, with very little ornament. Its lack of features highlights the natural beauty of the patinated steel. Adhered to the seat...
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2010s American Modern Stools

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Steel, Steel

Authentic Vintage Industrial Factory Stool
Located in Oakville, CT
Authentic vintage factory industrial stool. Made from wood and steel. Distressed army green original paint. Seat diameter - 15", seat height - 24", overall height - 38", depth - 16".
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Stools

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Metal, Steel

Iron Industrial Swivel Stool, Chair
By William Plunkett
Located in New York, NY
Unusual form with back support. Original white paint, wear consistent with age. The chair swivels, which will adjust height (seat in highest position 23.5" Lowest position 19.5"
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Stools

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Iron, Steel

  • Iron Industrial Swivel Stool, Chair
  • Iron Industrial Swivel Stool, Chair
  • Iron Industrial Swivel Stool, Chair
  • Iron Industrial Swivel Stool, Chair
H 40.5 in. W 12.5 in. D 12.5 in.
Group Lot of Six Vintage Industrial Steel Metal Drafting Work Stools Chairs
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Group lot of six vintage industrial steel metal drafting work stools chairs. Listing includes a group of 6 various industrial steel metal work stools, some with adjustable backrests ...
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Late 20th Century American Industrial Stools

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Steel, Metal

Vintage Industrial Factory Shop Stool
Located in Oakville, CT
Vintage Industrial wood and metal, steel backless factory shop stool. Seat measures: 14 3/4".
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20th Century American Industrial Stools

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Metal, Steel

Industrial Loft Modernist Powder Coated Steel Bar Stools, Set of 3
Located in Van Nuys, CA
Set of 3 heavily built steel modernist Vaporwave bar stools featuring a grey powder coat enamel finish with a black vinyl seat and free form wave seatback.
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1990s American Adam Style Stools

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Steel

Industrial Work Stools by Ama, circa 1930s
By Ama Elastik
Located in Gloucester, GB
Industrial work stools by Ama, circa 1930s - Price is per stool - Steel frame - Solid elm seat with ply backrest - Designed by Albert Menger - Produced by Ama, Nordhalben - ...
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Vintage 1930s German Industrial Stools

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Steel

  • Industrial Work Stools by Ama, circa 1930s
  • Industrial Work Stools by Ama, circa 1930s
  • Industrial Work Stools by Ama, circa 1930s
  • Industrial Work Stools by Ama, circa 1930s
H 22.05 in. W 13.78 in. D 13.78 in.
Industrial Work Stools by Ama, circa 1930s
By Ama Elastik
Located in Gloucester, GB
Industrial work stools by Ama, circa 1930s - Price is per stool - Steel frame - Solid Elm seat with ply backrest - Designed by Albert Menger - Produced by Ama, Nordhalben - G...
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Vintage 1930s German Industrial Stools

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Steel

  • Industrial Work Stools by Ama, circa 1930s
  • Industrial Work Stools by Ama, circa 1930s
  • Industrial Work Stools by Ama, circa 1930s
  • Industrial Work Stools by Ama, circa 1930s
H 19.69 in. W 13.78 in. D 16.15 in.
Industrial Factory Stool by Rowac, circa 1930s
By Rowac
Located in Gloucester, GB
Industrial factory stool by Rowac, circa 1930s - Branded under the seat - By Robert Wagner, Chemnitz - German, 1930s - Measures: 60cm tall x 35cm wide Rowac Robert Wagner...
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Vintage 1920s German Industrial Stools

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Steel

  • Industrial Factory Stool by Rowac, circa 1930s
  • Industrial Factory Stool by Rowac, circa 1930s
  • Industrial Factory Stool by Rowac, circa 1930s
  • Industrial Factory Stool by Rowac, circa 1930s
H 23.63 in. W 13.78 in. D 13.78 in.
Industrial Factory Stool by Rowac, circa 1930s
By Rowac
Located in Gloucester, GB
Industrial factory stool by Rowac, circa 1930s - Branded under the seat - By Robert Wagner, Chemnitz - German, 1930s - Size: 60cm tall x 35cm wide Rowac Robert Wagner’s f...
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Vintage 1920s German Industrial Stools

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Steel

  • Industrial Factory Stool by Rowac, circa 1930s
  • Industrial Factory Stool by Rowac, circa 1930s
  • Industrial Factory Stool by Rowac, circa 1930s
  • Industrial Factory Stool by Rowac, circa 1930s
H 23.63 in. W 13.78 in. D 13.78 in.
Industrial Factory Stool by Rowac, circa 1920s
By Rowac
Located in Gloucester, GB
Industrial factory stool by Rowac, circa 1920s - Branded on all 3 legs - By Robert Wagner, Chemnitz - German, 1920s - Measures: 47cm tall x 35cm wide Rowac Robert Wagner’...
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Vintage 1920s German Industrial Stools

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Steel

  • Industrial Factory Stool by Rowac, circa 1920s
  • Industrial Factory Stool by Rowac, circa 1920s
  • Industrial Factory Stool by Rowac, circa 1920s
  • Industrial Factory Stool by Rowac, circa 1920s
H 18.51 in. W 13.78 in. D 13.78 in.
Industrial Factory Stool by Rowac, circa 1920s
By Rowac
Located in Gloucester, GB
Industrial factory stool by Rowac, circa 1920s - Branded on all 3 legs - By Robert Wagner, Chemnitz - German ~ 1920s - Measures: 50cm tall x 35cm wide Rowac Robert Wagner...
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Vintage 1920s German Industrial Stools

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Steel

  • Industrial Factory Stool by Rowac, circa 1920s
  • Industrial Factory Stool by Rowac, circa 1920s
  • Industrial Factory Stool by Rowac, circa 1920s
  • Industrial Factory Stool by Rowac, circa 1920s
H 19.69 in. W 13.78 in. D 13.78 in.
Industrial Counter Height Toledo Shop Stool
By Toledo Metal Furniture Co.
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Industrial, 1940s shop stool by Toledo Metal Furniture Co. features a steel frame with 15 inch round walnut seat. The stool is counter height.
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Stools

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Steel

Industrial Work Stools by Ama, circa 1930s
By Ama Elastik
Located in Gloucester, GB
Industrial work stools by Ama, circa 1930s - Price is per stool - Steel frame - Solid Elm seat with ply backrest - Designed by Albert Menger - Produced by Ama, Nordhalben - ...
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Vintage 1930s German Industrial Stools

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Steel

  • Industrial Work Stools by Ama, circa 1930s
  • Industrial Work Stools by Ama, circa 1930s
  • Industrial Work Stools by Ama, circa 1930s
  • Industrial Work Stools by Ama, circa 1930s
H 18.12 in. W 13.78 in. D 16.15 in.
Industrial Work Stools by Ama, circa 1930s
By Ama Elastik
Located in Gloucester, GB
Industrial work stools by Ama, circa 1930s - Price is per stool - Steel frame - Solid Elm seat with ply back rest - Designed by Albert Menger - Produced by Ama, Nordhalben -...
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Vintage 1930s German Industrial Stools

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Steel

  • Industrial Work Stools by Ama, circa 1930s
  • Industrial Work Stools by Ama, circa 1930s
  • Industrial Work Stools by Ama, circa 1930s
  • Industrial Work Stools by Ama, circa 1930s
H 19.69 in. W 13.78 in. D 16.15 in.
Buell Oak and Steel Stool
Located in New York City, NY
Each Buell stool is handcrafted and made locally in New York. Simple yet sleek construction consists of an industrial steel frame with a dark patinated finish, hard-carved oak seat, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Industrial Stools

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Steel

  • Buell Oak and Steel Stool
  • Buell Oak and Steel Stool
  • Buell Oak and Steel Stool
  • Buell Oak and Steel Stool
H 28 in. Dm 13.5 in.
Tall Industrial Train Station Switchboard Operator Stool
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Tall, industrial, railway train station, switchboard operator stool with maple seat and back on a painted steel, angle iron frame.
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Vintage 1920s American Industrial Stools

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Steel

Early 20th Century Industrial Drafting Stool
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Industrial, early 20th century, drafting stool features a tripod, brushed steel base with 14 inch round maple seat.
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Stools

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Steel

Early 20th Century Industrial Drafting Stool
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Industrial, early 20th century, drafting stool features s tripod, brushed steel base with 14 inch diameter, maple seat.
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Early 20th Century American Industrial Stools

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Steel

Industrial Design, Wrights Bicycle Seat, Stool, Studio Chair
Located in Boven Leeuwen, NL
Super cool Industrial Design. Bicycle Saddle chair or Atelier chair. You can adjust the height of the chair, the back is also adjustable from front to back. Very good chair for a s...
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Vintage 1970s English Industrial Stools

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Steel

Vintage Industrial Stool Made by Boston E&E Co.
Located in Oakville, CT
Authentic vintage Industrial cast iron and steel stool base with new maple top. Base is made by The Boston Equipment & Engineering Co. and dates to circa 1940s. Measurements: Seat - ...
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Mid-20th Century American Industrial Stools

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Steel, Iron, Metal

Green Vintage Industrial Stool Kromus Factory Vienna 1950s Steel Beechwood
Located in Vienna, AT
This tripod Industrial stool came from the Kromus Factory in Vienna 1950s. The stable stool was made of tabular steel, green lacquered and a solid beechwood seat. The vintage conditi...
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Vintage 1950s Austrian Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Metal

Plopp Stool Black, Stainless Steel 'Standard'
By Zieta
Located in Paris, FR
"Plopp" stool by Zieta - stainless steel black version Model standard Measure: 50 cm high, 35 cm diameter   “Plopp” is a stool designed by Zieta Prozessdesign which is a Poli...
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21st Century and Contemporary Polish Industrial Stools

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Stainless Steel

Plopp Stool Red Stainless Steel 'Mini'
By Zieta
Located in Paris, FR
"Plopp" stool by Zieta - stainless steel red version Model mini Measure: 38 cm high x 25 cm diameter   “Plopp” is a stool designed by Zieta Prozessdesign which is a Polish de...
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21st Century and Contemporary Polish Industrial Stools

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Stainless Steel

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Industrial Steel Stool For Sale on 1stDibs

Find many varieties of an authentic industrial steel stool available at 1stDibs. Each industrial steel stool for sale was constructed with extraordinary care, often using metal, steel and wood. Find 88 options for an antique or vintage industrial steel stool now, or shop our selection of 37 modern versions for a more contemporary example of this long-cherished piece. There are many kinds of the industrial steel stool you’re looking for, from those produced as long ago as the 20th Century to those made as recently as the 21st Century. An industrial steel stool, designed in the Industrial, Mid-Century Modern or Modern style, is generally a popular piece of furniture. Zieta, Toledo Metal Furniture Co. And Rowac each produced at least one beautiful industrial steel stool that is worth considering.

How Much are Industrial Steel Stool?

The average selling price for an industrial steel stool at 1stDibs is $750, while they’re typically $175 on the low end and $8,500 for the highest priced.

A Close Look at Industrial Furniture

It’s a look that celebrates the past even as it suggests vigor, productivity and brawn. The newly chic industrial style of decor repurposes the simple, sturdy furnishings of an earlier world of commerce — brushed-metal storage cabinets and display shelves, task lamps and pendant lights with enameled shades, worktables with worn wooden tops and cast-iron bases — and couples them with aesthetic touches emblematic of energy and optimism, from bright upholstery fabrics to flowers.

     The rise in prominence of the industrial style has come hand-in-hand with the residential repurposing of former manufacturing and warehouse districts throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. In many loft apartments created in shuttered factories, the architectural envelope has been left intact. The interiors feature elements like raw brick walls, exposed steel beams and oak floors whose history is written in every pit and gouge. Patina is the keynote to a decor in sync with such surroundings. On these pages you will find designs that wear their age beautifully — and were built to last.

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 a good stool 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 relegated to 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.