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Moon Stool by Sun at Six, Nude, Minimalist Counter Stool in Oakwood
By Sun at Six
Located in San Jose, CA
Sun at Six is a contemporary furniture design studio that works with traditional Chinese joinery masters to handcraft our pieces using traditional joinery. The moon stool is a counte...
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2010s Chinese Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Oak

Moon Stool by Sun at Six, Sienna, Minimalist Counter Stool in Oak wood
By Sun at Six
Located in San Jose, CA
Sun at Six is a contemporary furniture design studio that works with traditional Chinese joinery masters to handcraft our pieces using traditional joinery. The moon stool is a counte...
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2010s Chinese Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Oak

Charles Hollis Jones "Waterfall" Counter Stools in Lucite and Stainless Steel
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning set of four counter stools designed by Charles Hollis Jones as part of the "Waterfall" collection. These stools are made out of Lucite with stainless steel footrests and sw...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Stainless Steel

Charles Hollis Jones "Waterfall" Counter Stools in Lucite and Stainless Steel
By Charles Hollis Jones
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning set of four counter stools designed by Charles Hollis Jones as part of the "Waterfall" collection. These stools are made out of Lucite with stainless steel footrests and sw...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Stainless Steel

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Counter Stools in Embossed Wool, 1960s
By Charles Stendig
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Pair of Mid-Century Modern bar stools from the Prometheus series by Charles Stendig. Stools feature chrome cantilevered frames with integrated footrests. Newly upholstered in luxurio...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Chrome

Sculptural Mid-Century Modern Counter Stools in Embossed Wool by Charles Stendig
By Charles Stendig
Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Pair of Mid-Century Modern bar stools from the Prometheus series by Charles Stendig. Stools feature chrome cantilevered frames with integrated footrests. Newly upholstered in luxurio...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Chrome

Mid-Century Modern, Minimalist Stacking Counter Stool, Wire Stool in White
By Bend Goods
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bend Goods wire furniture Another twist on the Lucy chair by Bend Goods, the Stacking Lucy Counter stool is a wire stool with a unique shape that makes it easy to move and rearrange...
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2010s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Metal, Iron

Mid-Century Modern, Minimalist Stacking Counter Stool, Wire Stool in Black
By Bend Goods
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bend Goods wire furniture Another twist on the Lucy chair by Bend Goods, the Stacking Lucy Counter stool is a wire stool with a unique shape that makes it easy to move and rearrange...
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2010s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Iron, Metal

Mid-Century Modern, Minimalist Counter Wire Stool, in Peacock Blue
By Bend Goods
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bend Goods Furniture The Lucy counter stool can be found in commercial projects around the world, from Los Angeles to Paris. With the contemporary wire design of Bend Goods' signatu...
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2010s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Metal, Metal, Iron

Mid-Century Modern, Minimalist Counter Stool, in Orange by Bend Goods
By Bend Goods
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bend Goods wire furniture The Lucy counter stool can be found in commercial projects around the world, from Los Angeles to Paris. With the contemporary wire design of Bend Goods' si...
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2010s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Metal, Metal, Iron

Single Mid-Century Modern Bar Counter Kitchen Stool Milo Baughman Style
By Milo Baughman
Located in West Hartford, CT
Gorgeous Mid-Century Modern stool with chocolate brown upholstered seat.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Metal

Mid-Century Modern, Minimalist Counter Stool, in Copper by Bend Goods
By Bend Goods
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bend Goods Wire Furniture The Lucy counter stool can be found in commercial projects around the world, from Los Angeles to Paris. With the contemporary wire design of Bend Goods' si...
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2010s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Metal, Metal, Iron

Mid-Century Modern, Minimalist Counter Stool, in Gold by Bend Goods
By Bend Goods
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bend Goods wire furniture The Lucy Counter stool can be found in commercial projects around the world, from Los Angeles to Paris. With the contemporary wire design of Bend Goods' si...
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2010s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Metal, Metal, Iron

Mid-Century Modern, Minimalist Counter Stool, in Black by Bend Goods
By Bend Goods
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bend Goods furniture The Lucy counter stool can be found in commercial projects around the world, from Los Angeles to Paris. With the contemporary wire design of Bend Goods' signatu...
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2010s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Metal, Metal, Iron

Pair of Russell Woodard Spun Fiberglass Mid-Century Modern Counter Bar Stools
By Russell Woodard
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Pair of Russell Woodard spun fiberglass Mid-Century Modern counter bar stools. Item features removable cushions, spun woven fiberglass frames, footrests, very nice vintage item, slee...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Fiberglass

Pair of Mid Century Modern Bar Counter Stools with Hairpin Iron Legs
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous 1950s stools with original vinyl fabric, two tone yellow with grey. Have a third which does not have with original foot glides as the pair mentioned. Seat height is 31.5. Th...
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Vintage 1950s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Iron

Mid-Century Modern Acrylic Lucite Counter or Bar Stool by Hill Mfg.
By Hill Manufacturing
Located in Philadelphia, PA
A super modern acrylic bar or counter stool made by Hill Manufacturing. It consists of very thick acrylic legs, crystal clear seat, and polished steel footrest.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Steel

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Slatted Wood Bar/Counter Stools Arthur Umanoff
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Port Jervis, NY
Fabulous pair of Mid-Century Modern bar stools created out of maple seat height is 30in.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Iron

Mid-Century Modern, Minimalist Counter Wire Stool, in White by Bend Goods
By Bend Goods
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bend Goods furniture The Lucy counter stool can be found in commercial projects around the world, from Los Angeles to Paris. With the contemporary wire design of Bend Goods' signatu...
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2010s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Metal, Metal, Iron

Pair of Mid-Century Modern Bar Counter Kitchen Stools Milo Baughman Style
By Milo Baughman
Located in West Hartford, CT
Gorgeous pair of matching Mid-Century Modern stools with chocolate brown upholstered seats.
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Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Metal

D Scan Mid Century Teak Counter Bar Stools, Set of 3
Located in La Grange, IL
D Scan mid century teak counter bar stools, set of 3 Each stool measures: 18.5 wide x 17.25 deep x 35.5 high, with a seat height of 24 inches All pieces of furniture can be had i...
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Vintage 1970s Danish Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Upholstery, Teak

Pair of Mid Century Wood, Chrome & Cane Counter / Bar Stools
Located in San Diego, CA
Sleek pair of mid century wood, chrome & cane counter / bar stools, circa 1970s. Very sturdy and functional in great vintage condition.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Chrome

Cherner Under Counter Stool, Counter Height
By Norman Cherner, The Cherner Chair Company
Located in Berkeley, CA
The latest design from Benjamin Cherner. The under counter stool features a molded plywood seat with laminated wood base and a bright chrome footrest. Available in bar and counter he...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Walnut

Coleman Stool, Black and Aspen, Counter Stool
By Greta de Parry
Located in Chicago, IL
The Coleman stool is a sophisticated design that blends mixed materials, color, and geometry to create a distinctive seating option. First released in 2010, it was awarded a Best Fur...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Concrete, Steel

Pair of Gio Ponti Style Italian Midcentury Modern Bar Counter Stools
Located in Swedesboro, NJ
These are beautiful bar or counter stools. They are each 28 inches tall x 14 x 14 round. This is a great pair of beautiful stools.
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1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Stools

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Steel

Artek Counter Height Black Bar Stool by Alvar Aalto Modern Finland
By Alvar Aalto
Located in National City, CA
AMBIANIC presents: Artek modern black wood barstool counter height bar stool by Alvar Aalto. Made in Finland. Stamped by maker. Note more counter height bar stools are available ask ...
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Early 2000s Finnish Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Birch

Arthur Umanoff Counter Height Swivel Stools
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Los Angeles, CA
We have 2 of these rare rotating, counter height stools by Arthur Umanoff.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Cut Steel

  • Arthur Umanoff Counter Height Swivel Stools
  • Arthur Umanoff Counter Height Swivel Stools
  • Arthur Umanoff Counter Height Swivel Stools
  • Arthur Umanoff Counter Height Swivel Stools
H 35 in. W 18.5 in. D 17.5 in.
Cherner Under Counter Stool, Bar Height
By Norman Cherner, The Cherner Chair Company
Located in Berkeley, CA
The latest design from Benjamin Cherner. The under counter stool features a molded plywood seat with laminated wood base and a bright chrome footrest. Available in bar and counter he...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Walnut

  • Cherner Under Counter Stool, Bar Height
  • Cherner Under Counter Stool, Bar Height
  • Cherner Under Counter Stool, Bar Height
  • Cherner Under Counter Stool, Bar Height
H 29 in. W 19 in. D 17.5 in.
Counter Stools by Vista of California
By Vista of California
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Counter stools by Vista of California, circa 1950s. These counter height stools feature newly powder coated tubular steel frames with a thinner strip of steel tubing serving as a mid...
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Vintage 1950s Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Steel

  • Counter Stools by Vista of California
  • Counter Stools by Vista of California
  • Counter Stools by Vista of California
  • Counter Stools by Vista of California
H 29.5 in. W 14 in. D 20 in.
Elysian Counter Stool, Lowback by Lawson-Fenning
By Lawson-Fenning
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Elysian counter stool - Lowback is a modern take on the classic stool.
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Leather

Woven Rush Counter Stool by Mel Smilow
By Mel Smilow
Located in New York, NY
Originally designed by Mel Smilow in 1956 and officially reintroduced by his daughter Judy Smilow in 2013, the Woven Rush Counter Stool is classically midcentury. This collection’s h...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Rush, Walnut

  • Woven Rush Counter Stool by Mel Smilow
  • Woven Rush Counter Stool by Mel Smilow
  • Woven Rush Counter Stool by Mel Smilow
  • Woven Rush Counter Stool by Mel Smilow
H 24 in. W 14 in. D 13 in.
Butcher Block and Aluminum Counter Height Stool
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Butcher block and aluminum counter height stool.
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Aluminum

Coleman Stool, White and Aspen, Counter Height
By Greta de Parry
Located in Chicago, IL
The Coleman stool is a sophisticated design that blends mixed materials, color, and geometry to create a distinctive seating option. First released in 2010, it was awarded a Best Fur...
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21st Century and Contemporary North American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Concrete, Steel

Kai Pedersen Studio Craft Counter Stools, Set of 4
By Kai Pedersen
Located in Southampton, NJ
A gorgeous set of four counter height tripod stools in contrasting solid cherry and ash, designed and handcrafted by Kai Pedersen near new hope Pennsylvania. Sculpted seats, bent ply...
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Vintage 1980s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Ash, Cherry

Counter Stool in the Manner of Willy Rizzo
Located in New York, NY
Counter stool in the manner of Willy Rizzo upholstered in COM leather. 1 available for purchase from the showroom floor.
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Leather

  • Counter Stool in the Manner of Willy Rizzo
  • Counter Stool in the Manner of Willy Rizzo
  • Counter Stool in the Manner of Willy Rizzo
  • Counter Stool in the Manner of Willy Rizzo
H 35 in. W 22.5 in. D 20 in.
Metal Stick Counter Stool in Black by Bend Goods
By Bend Goods
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A simple and modern approach to the counter stool, The stick counter stool mixes materials for a bold but elegant finish. With a minimal wire base and a comfortable wood seat, this w...
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2010s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Iron

Space Copenhagen Spine Bar/Counter Stool 'w/ Back', Metal Base
By Space Copenhagen, Fredericia
Located in Berkeley, CA
Space Copenhagen spine bar/counter stool (w/ back), metal base a clean and modern visual language characterizes the Spine collection, and this latest addition of a metal base strengt...
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Oak

Metal Stick Counter Stool in White by Bend Goods
By Bend Goods
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A simple and modern approach to the counter stool, the stick counter stool mixes materials for a bold but elegant finish. With a minimal wire base and a comfortable wood seat, this w...
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2010s Unknown Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Iron

Custom Wrought Iron and Slat Maple Counter Height Stools
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Custom, Mid-Century Modern style, counter stools feature minimal, wrought iron bases with foot rests and contoured, slat, ebonized maple seats. Made in Brooklyn by cityFoundry.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Wrought Iron

Set of Four Counter Height Stools by Erik Buch, 1960s
By Erik Buch, Oddense Maskinsnedkeri
Located in Dallas, TX
Sculpted stools teak wood, seats upholstered in woven fabric that was covered by vinyl for decades. Model OD 61. Designed by Erik Buch in the 1960s for by O.D. Møbler in Denmark. ...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Upholstery, Teak

Bourbon Counter Stool in Cotton Velvet And Aged Brass Details
By Brabbu
Located in New York, NY
With origins in France, the House of Bourbon was a dynasty known for its class and luxury. Bourbon counter stool embodies this opulence through its button-tufted inner back, rich cot...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Velvet

Dalyan Counter Stool in Faux Leather with Polished Brass Detail
By Brabbu
Located in New York, NY
If Cleopatra was alive today, how would it be the furniture of her palace? This question dared our design team to create Dalyan counter stool. With legs in glossy black lacquer with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Portuguese Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Faux Leather

Slat Maple and Wrought Iron Counter Stools by Arthur Umanoff
By Arthur Umanoff
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Pair of stools by Arthur Umanoff feature wrought iron bases with bright red, slat maple seats and backs. The stools work as counter stools at 26 inches seat height.
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Wrought Iron

Set of 3 Counter-Height Swivel Stools, Leather, Brass by P. Tendercool
By Pieter Compernol & Stephanie Grusenmeyer
Located in Bangkok, TH
Three counter stools, brass and leather, by P. Tendercool These barstools in green leather and blackened-brown brass combo were commission by an Italian businessman for his loft ...
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2010s Thai Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

Bespoke Counter-Height Swivel Stool, Leather and Brass by P. Tendercool
By Pieter Compernol, Stephanie Grusenmeyer and Florian Gypser
Located in Bangkok, TH
We made this counter-height stool for a client who called us all the way from NY requesting a showroom piece. We changed the leather of the showroom piece and quickly sent it off to ...
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2010s Thai Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

3 Pair of Oak and Chrome Counter Stools by Warren Bacon
By Warren Bacon
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Light oak and chrome are united to create these chic counter stools by Warren Bacon. Can also be sold as set of 4 or 6.
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Chrome

Counter-Height Swivel Stool, Truffe Leather, Brown Brass by P. Tendercool
By Pieter Compernol, Stephanie Grusenmeyer and Florian Gypser
Located in Bangkok, TH
Model: PT48 counter-height and swivel stool Seat: Leather Seat color: Truffe Base: PT48 base, with swivels and hand cast brass Base finish: Brushed brown Dimensions: 52 x 50 x 7...
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2010s Thai Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

Polished Solid Brass Counter Stools in a Jansen Inspired Faux Bamboo Design
Located in Chicago, IL
Shown as a group of four, but priced individually since we make them to order; you can also specify whether you prefer solid bronze or brass. These were produced for a standard 36” h...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Scout Counter Stool in Walnut and Satin Brass by Steven Bukowski
By Steven Bukowski
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The scout stool has a slim design, allowing it to be tucked into small spaces with a minimal footprint. Shown in natural walnut and brass. Domestic hardwood species available incl...
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2010s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

The Coleman Stool, 24.5" Counter Stool, White and Charcoal, 100% Made in the USA
By Greta de Parry
Located in Chicago, IL
The Coleman stool is a sophisticated design that blends mixed materials, color, and geometry to create a distinctive seating option. First released in 2010, it was awarded a Best Fur...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary North American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Concrete, Steel

Set of 3 Bespoke, Counter-Height Swivel Stools, Leather, Brass by P. Tendercool
By Pieter Compernol & Stephanie Grusenmeyer
Located in Bangkok, TH
Three counter stools, brass and leather, by P. Tendercool These barstools in Dark Brown leather and blackened-brown brass combo were commission by an American Interior Designer. ...
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2010s Thai Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

The Coleman Stool, White and Walnut, Counter Height, 54 Variations Available
By Greta de Parry
Located in Chicago, IL
The Coleman stool is a sophisticated design that blends mixed materials, color, and geometry to create a distinctive seating option. First released in 2010, it was awarded a Best Fur...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary North American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Concrete, Steel

Three MCM Rattan Swivel Counter Height Bar Stools by Rattan Specialties, Inc
Located in Topeka, KS
Wonderful set of three Mid-Century Modern rattan swivel counter height bar stools by Rattan Specialties Inc. Comprised of rattan and floral print removable seat cushions. Beautiful c...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Fabric, Rattan, Foam

Four Counter-Height Swivel Stools, Pigeon Leather, Brown Brass by P. Tendercool
By Pieter Compernol, Stephanie Grusenmeyer and Florian Gypser
Located in Bangkok, TH
Model: 4x PT48 counter-height and swivel stool Seat: Leather Seat color: Pigeon Base: PT48 base, with swivels and hand cast brass Base finish: Brushed Brown Dimensions: 52 x 50 ...
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2010s Thai Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Brass

Coleman Stool, White Marble Seat and Black Steel Base, Counter Height
By Greta de Parry
Located in Chicago, IL
The Coleman stool is a sophisticated design that blends mixed materials, color, and geometry to create a distinctive seating option. First released in 2010, it was awarded a Best Fur...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary North American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Concrete, Steel

The Coleman Stool - Black and Charcoal, 24" Counter Height. 54 Variations.
By Greta de Parry
Located in Chicago, IL
The Coleman stool is a sophisticated design that blends mixed materials, color, and geometry to create a distinctive seating option. First released in 2010, it was awarded a Best Fur...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary North American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Concrete, Steel

Limantour Contemporary Solid Wood and Upholstered Bar or Counter Stool by Luteca
By Luteca Furniture
Located in New York, NY
Handcrafted stool in bar (28") or counter (24") height in solid wood with upholstered seat cushion. (COM) Midcentury inspired shape with a contemporary edge.
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2010s Mexican Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Upholstery, Walnut

Flora Counter Stool in Brown Leather and Bronzed Steel by Steven Bukowski
By Steven Bukowski
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Flora bar stool is composed of just three pieces of steel: an L-shaped back piece that touches the floor and rises up again at an angle to create a footrest, a rectilinear seat a...
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Steel

Flora Counter Stool in Brown Leather and Black Steel by Steven Bukowski
By Steven Bukowski
Located in Brooklyn, NY
The Flora bar stool is composed of just three pieces of steel: an L-shaped back piece that touches the floor and rises up again at an angle to create a footrest; a rectilinear seat a...
Category

2010s American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Steel

The Coleman Stool, White + Aspen, Counter Height, 54 Variations, 100% USA Made
By Greta de Parry
Located in Chicago, IL
The Coleman stool is a sophisticated design that blends mixed materials, color, and geometry to create a distinctive seating option. First released in 2010, it was awarded a Best Fur...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary North American Mid-Century Modern Stools

Materials

Concrete, Steel

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Mid Century Modern Counter Stools For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a range of mid century modern counter stools for sale on 1stDibs. Frequently made of metal, wood and fabric, all mid century modern counter stools available were constructed with great care. We have 136 antique and vintage mid century modern counter stools in-stock, while there are 64 modern editions to choose from as well. Mid century modern counter stools have been produced for many years, with earlier versions available from the 20th Century and newer variations made as recently as the 21st Century. There are many kinds of mid century modern counter stools to choose from, but at 1stDibs, Mid-Century Modern, Scandinavian Modern and Modern mid century modern counter stools are of considerable interest. Mid century modern counter stools have been a part of the life’s work for many furniture makers, but those produced by Bend Goods, Arthur Umanoff and Greta de Parry are consistently popular.

How Much are Mid Century Modern Counter Stools?

Prices for mid century modern counter stools can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — at 1stDibs, mid century modern counter stools begin at $189 and can go as high as $25,970, while the average can fetch as much as $1,600.

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.