Modern Stools

Modern Furniture Design

The late 19th and early 20th centuries saw sweeping social change and major scientific advances—both of which contributed to a new aesthetic: Modernism. Rejecting the rigidity of Victorian artistic conventions, Modernists sought a new means of expression. References to the natural world and ornate classical embellishments gave way to the sleek simplicity of the Machine Age. Architect Philip Johnson characterized the hallmarks of modernism as “machine-like simplicity, smoothness or surface [and] avoidance of ornament.”


     Early practitioners of modernist design include the De Stijl (“The Style”) group, founded in the Netherlands in 1917, and the Bauhaus School, founded two years later in Germany. Followers of both groups produced sleek, spare designs—many of which became icons of daily life in the 20th century. The Modernists rejected both natural and historical references and relied primarily on industrial materials such as metal, glass, plywood, and, later, plastics. While Bauhaus principles Marcel Breuer and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created furniture from mass-produced, chrome-plated steel, American visionaries like Charles and Ray Eames worked in materials as novel as molded plywood and fiberglass. Today, Breuer’s Wassily chair, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona chair, and the Eames’s Lounge chair are emblems of progressive design and vintage originals are prized cornerstones of collections.


     It’s difficult to overstate the influence that Modernism continues to wield over designers and architects—and equally difficult to overstate how revolutionary it was when it first appeared a century ago. But because modernist designs are so simple, they can blend in seamlessly with just about any type of décor. Don’t overlook them.

'New' O Stool in Blackened Stainless Steel for indoor/outdoor by Estudio Persona
'New' O Stool in Blackened Stainless Steel for ...
Estudio Persona
2010s American Modern Chairs
Steel
Introducing the O stool in blackened stainless steel for indoor or outdoor use. Also available with a polyurethane finish, in custom colors. It takes the circular shape to its limit...
Saint Luc 'Hamac' High Stool in Brown by J.P. Nuel
Saint Luc 'Hamac' High Stool in Brown by J.P. Nuel
Saint Luc
21st Century and Contemporary French Modern Stools
HAMAC is almost the manifesto of the technological innovation created by Saintluc. Lured by the chance of giving a contribution to the valorization of the linen fiber in the furn...
Reyes Counter Stool in Cherry with Russet Leather
Reyes Counter Stool in Cherry with Russet Leather
Martell Woodworks
2010s American Modern Stools
Leather, Cherry
This is a cherry counter stool with a stretched leather seat and back. The frame is solid cherry, with a gentle radius at the interior joints and softly rounded edges. The leather is...
Modern Hand-Painted Lychee Tree Round Trunk Stool Table from Indonesia
Modern Hand-Painted Lychee Tree Round Trunk Sto...
2010s Indonesian Modern Stools
Wood
A wonderful modern round hand-painted lychee wood round tree trunk stool seat pedestal table from Indonesia. The circular shape of this contemporary piece and its gently rounded prof...
Lightweight Outdoor Dock Stool, 'Aged' by Zachary A.
Lightweight Outdoor Dock Stool, 'Aged' by Zacha...
Zachary A. Bitner
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools
Fiberglass
The Dock Stool can be used as both a stool or side table. Pictured in our Aged Stone finish, the texture and modern look of concrete make it appropriate for a wide variety of styles ...
Icelandic Sheepskin Lucite Bench
Icelandic Sheepskin Lucite Bench
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ottomans and Poufs
Fur, Sheepskin, Acrylic, Lucite
A custom longhair Icelandic woolly sheepskin Lucite bench. Dimensions shown are of frame structure and do not include the poufing of the fur. Measures: Finished frame is 20" W ...
Reyes Counter Stool in Walnut with Black Leather
Reyes Counter Stool in Walnut with Black Leather
Martell Woodworks
2010s American Modern Stools
Leather, Walnut
This is a walnut counter stool with a stretched leather seat and back. The frame is solid walnut with a gentle radius at the interior joints and softly rounded edges. The leather is ...
Pair of Atlantic Counter Stools in Turmeric Stain on Ash by O&G Studio
Pair of Atlantic Counter Stools in Turmeric Sta...
O&G Studio
2010s American Modern Stools
Ash
The Atlantic counter stool is a perfect companion to the Atlantic Elbow chair or as a unique bar or counter stool to compliment both traditional and contemporary interiors. Available...
Modern "Pitagora" Handmade Stool in Birch Multi-Layered Wood
Modern "Pitagora" Handmade Stool in Birch Multi...
Antonio Saporito
2010s Italian Modern Stools
Birch
Wooden stools made of birch multi-layered, with essential geometries, static and functional. The image of the supporting elements remember teams, while the structure recalls beams i...
Kama, Bar Stool by Le Point D, Contemporary Fur...
Le point D
2010s French Modern Stools
Steel, Plywood
Finally an innovative bar stool! The front rounded edge of the seat lenghtens towards the bottom like a decorative frame. Awesome detail: the footrest very useful and comfortable… ...
Crac - Cork Stool by Philippe Cramer for Le Poi...
Philippe Cramer, Le point D
2010s French Modern Stools
Cork
Philippe Cramer used the wood-turning method to create these stools. They are perfectly circular with various diameters to create a stylish, innovative and sophisticated stool. Each...
Boum Hue, Cork Stool by Philippe Cramer for Le ...
Philippe Cramer, Le point D
2010s Modern Stools
Cork
Philippe Cramer used the wood-turning method to create these stools. They are perfectly circular with various diameters to create a stylish, innovative and sophisticated stool. Each...
TOTEM Modern Stackable Stools / table in White ...
Estudio Persona
2010s American Modern Stools
Concrete, Oak
TOTEM is an sculptural looking piece, formed by four different elements, two stackable stools, a heavy concrete base and a top tray. Both stools and tray are made of white oak. One ...
Cassius Barstool with Cream Molded Leather, Sol...
KGBL
2010s American Modern Stools
Brass, Leather, Walnut
Utilizing a centuries old technique, water saturated leather hide is molded and stretched over a wood frame which is then exposed at the base to create the Cassius Barstool. An integ...
Gavilan Barstool, Solid Brass Base with Walnut ...
KGBL
2010s American Modern Stools
Brass, Leather, Walnut
The asymmetry of the Gavilan as well as its unusual juxtaposition of materials has made it a KGBL icon. Shown with a Solid Brass base with American Black Walnut details and Tomato le...
Saddle, Handmade Quartersawn Oak Stool With Tex...
Laylo Studio
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools
Wood, Ash, Cherry, Maple, Oak, Walnut
Handmade in Chicago by Laylo Studio, this solid wood stool features turned and textured legs that are joined to the hand-carved seat using through wedged, tapered tenons - a method o...
Saddle, Handmade Wood Stool with Textured Legs ...
Laylo Studio
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools
Wood, Ash, Cherry, Maple, Oak, Walnut
Handmade in Chicago by Laylo Studio, this solid wood stool features turned and textured legs that are joined to the hand-carved seat using through wedged, tapered tenons - a method o...
Saddle, Modern Wood Counter Stool or Bar Stool
Laylo Studio
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools
Metal
Handmade in Chicago by Laylo Studio, this solid wood stool features lathe-turned and textured legs that are joined to the hand-carved seat using through wedged, tapered tenons - a tr...
Saddle, Handmade Oxidized Oak Stool with Textur...
Laylo Studio
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools
Wood, Ash, Cherry, Maple, Oak, Walnut
Handmade in Chicago by Laylo Studio, this solid wood stool features turned and textured legs that are joined to the hand-carved seat using through wedged, tapered tenons - a method o...
Cherry, Handmade Stool or Side Table with Turne...
Laylo Studio
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools
Wood, Ash, Cherry, Maple, Oak, Walnut
Handmade in Chicago by Laylo Studio, this solid hardwood stool or side table features hand-turned, tapered legs joined to the seat using through wedged tapered tenons, a construction...
Ebonized Walnut, A Solid Wood Stool or Side Tab...
Laylo Studio
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools
Wood, Ash, Cherry, Maple, Oak, Walnut
Handmade in Chicago by Laylo Studio, this solid hardwood stool or side table features hand-turned, tapered legs joined to the seat using through wedged tapered tenons, a construction...
Cairn Stool in Maple by Alvaro Uribe for Wooda
Alvaro Uribe
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools
Hardwood, Maple, Walnut
The Cairn collection by Alvaro Uribe for Wooda challenges the perception of furniture being purely functional. We believe furniture brings a sense of spirituality and magic to our li...
Saddle, a Modern Wood Counter Stool or Handmade...
Laylo Studio
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools
Wood, Ash, Cherry, Maple, Oak, Walnut
Handmade in Chicago by Laylo Studio, this solid wood stool features lathe-turned and textured legs that are joined to the hand-carved seat using through wedged, tapered tenons - a tr...
Saddle, Handmade Wood Stool With Textured Legs ...
Laylo Studio
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools
Wood, Ash, Cherry, Maple, Oak, Walnut
Handmade in Chicago by Laylo Studio, this solid wood stool features turned and textured legs that are joined to the hand-carved seat using through wedged, tapered tenons - a method o...
Satellite Stool in Black Walnut, Three-Legged C...
Cedric Martin
21st Century and Contemporary American American Modern Stools
Walnut
The Satellite stool is a unique three-legged stool that can also double as a side table. It features faceted and tapered legs. Made to order.
Modern Bar Counter Stool in wood with brass by ...
Martin Goebel
2010s American Modern Stools
Wood
Modern tractor-seat style bar and counter stool. Shown in bleached soft maple with stainless steel legs (available in any powder-coated color) and brass kick plate. Available in 18",...
Modern Bar Counter Stool in Wood with Brass by ...
Martin Goebel
2010s American Modern Stools
Wood
Modern tractor-seat style bar and counter stool. Shown in bleached soft maple with stainless steel legs (available in any powder-coated color) and brass kick plate. Available in 18",...
Modern Bar Counter Stool in Wood with Brass by ...
Martin Goebel
2010s American Modern Stools
Wood
Modern tractor-seat style bar and counter stool. Shown in bleached soft maple with stainless steel legs (available in any powder-coated color) and brass kick plate. Available in 18",...
Pair of Chrome and Leather Barstool by Milo Bau...
Milo Baughman
Vintage 1970s American Modern Stools
Leather, Chrome
A beautiful polish chrome and white leather pair of barstool design in the 1970s by Milo Baughman. Newly reupholstered in a soft white leather. The frames are in original condition, ...
Goldfinger Leather and Brass Counter Stool
Jonathan Adler
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools
Brass, Leather
Minimalist comfort. Pared down geometry. Polished brass meets chic comfort in our Goldfinger collection. Our Goldfinger counter stool looks as good from the back as it does from the ...
SQ Counter Stool, Maple Hardwood, Hand-Oiled St...
David Gaynor
2010s American Modern Stools
Hardwood, Maple
The SQ counter stool believes upholding abstraction becomes principle when adhering to straight lines and rectangular forms. Shown in maple and also available in ash, white oak, ...
Coleman Stool, Black and Walnut, Counter Height...
Greta de Parry, Greta de Parry
21st Century and Contemporary North American Modern Stools
Concrete, Maple, Walnut, Steel
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...
Hudson Three-Legged Counter Height Wood Stool b...
New York Heartwoods
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools
Wood, Cherry
Black cherry solid wood counter height stool designed for comfort and stability, featuring three hand-turned legs, a shaped faceted seat, and walnut wedged tenons. Made with wood ...
Hudson Ebonized Walnut 3-Legged Wood Counter He...
New York Heartwoods
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools
Wood, Walnut
Ebonized black walnut solid wood counter height stool designed for comfort and stability, featuring three hand-turned legs, a shaped faceted seat, and wedged tenons. Made with woo...
Ghidini 1961 Leporello Junior Stool in Dark Oak...
Paolo Rizzatto, Ghidini 1961
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Stools
Brass, Oak
The Leporello Junior (small) stool is an adjustable stool made in brass and solid oak. Measure: Height ranges from 48-54cm.  
DGD Bar Stools (Set of 2), Black, Grey Powder C...
David Gaynor
2010s American Modern Stools
Steel, Leather, Walnut
The DGD bar stool finds formality and comfort in the industrial and organic. Seat frame shown in walnut and available ash, maple, or white oak. Powder coated steel frame shown ...
SQ2 Bar Stool, Walnut Hardwood, Brass Kick Plate
David Gaynor
2010s American Modern Stools
Hardwood, Walnut
The SQ2 bar stool believes upholding abstraction becomes principle when adhering to straight lines and rectangular forms. Shown in walnut and also available in ash, white oak, or...

Binaria Stool

By Otto Canalda
Binaria Stool
Otto Canalda, Jordi Badía
21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Stools
Steel
Steel structure and lever painted in a polyester powder coating and satin finish. Available in White RAL 1013, Red RAL 3002 or Black RAL 9005. Integral polyurethane injected seat. Ga...
Frank Stool in Light Teal Finish by Alessandra ...
Mogg, Alessandra Baldereschi
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Stools
Ash
"Mogg introduces Frank, a funny stool signed by Markus Johansson, made of natural or lacquered ash. The particular structure of this stool is formed with several planks of differe...
Frank Stool in Teal Finish by Alessandra Balder...
Mogg, Alessandra Baldereschi
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Stools
Ash
"Mogg introduces Frank, a funny stool signed by Markus Johansson, made of natural or lacquered ash. The particular structure of this stool is formed with several planks of differe...
Frank Stool in Natural Finish by Alessandra Bal...
Mogg, Alessandra Baldereschi
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Stools
Ash
"Mogg introduces Frank, a funny stool signed by Markus Johansson, made of natural or lacquered ash. The particular structure of this stool is formed with several planks of differe...
Donut Chair ‘Set of 2’ in Copper Finish by Ales...
Mogg, Alessandra Baldereschi
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Stools
Metal
"Stools straw. Handmade stuffing with the marsh grass (sedge still green) is an old art always used to cover the seats, an artisan culture that belongs to our country. The collection...
Donut Chair 'Set of Two' in Silver Finish by Al...
Mogg, Alessandra Baldereschi
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Stools
Metal
"Stools straw. Handmade stuffing with the marsh grass (sedge still green) is an old art always used to cover the seats, an artisan culture that belongs to our country. The collection...
Aelife Modern Inlayed Bone Striped Mirah Geomet...
AELFIE
2010s Indian Modern Side Tables
Bone
Sustainable, geometric and functional. A modern take on inlaid bone. The perfect accent piece for your home. Works great as a bedside table, coffee stabile or stool. Handcrafted bone...
Saddle Indoor Outdoor Sculptural Welded Bronze ...
Grain
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Tables
Bronze
A U-shaped multi-sided sculpture that can be used in any orientation as a stool or side table. Fabricated of precision cut and welded bronze for indoor and outdoor use. As each stool...
Dish Solid Wood Contemporary Sculptural Carved ...
Grain
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Tables
Ash
Taking inspiration from hand-carved African stools, a scooped out tabletop is created with a little help from technology. A CNC router is used to cut away the wood bowl leaving behin...
Dish Solid Wood Contemporary Sculptural Carved ...
Grain
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Side Tables
Ash
Taking inspiration from hand-carved African stools, a scooped out tabletop is created with a little help from technology. A CNC router is used to cut away the wood bowl leaving behin...
Amuneal’s Leather Stool (Desk/Vanity)
Amuneal, Amuneal
2010s American Modern Stools
Steel, Leather
Amuneal’s blackened steel and leather stools are fabricated from precision machined and laser-cut steel components. The laser-cut and formed seat is hand clad in leather and suspende...
Amuneal’s Leather Stool (Counter Height)
Amuneal, Amuneal
2010s American Modern Stools
Steel, Leather
Amuneal’s blackened steel and leather stools are fabricated from precision machined and laser-cut steel components. The laser-cut and formed seat is hand clad in leather and suspende...
Bay Stool, Handmade Modern Walnut and Rope Wove...
Phloem Studio
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools
Rope, Hardwood
Phloem Studio bay stool is a modern contemporary solid walnut wood counter high stool handmade custom to order with turned tapered and shaped legs. Available with a rope woven seat (...
Bay Stool, Handmade Modern White Oak and Rope W...
Phloem Studio
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools
Rope, Hardwood
Phloem Studio bay stool is a modern contemporary solid white oak wood bar high stool handmade custom to order with turned tapered and shaped legs. Available with a rope woven seat (s...
Harbor Stool, Handmade Modern Walnut and Rope S...
Phloem Studio
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools
Rope, Hardwood
Phloem Studio Harbor stool is a modern contemporary solid walnut wood counter high stool handmade custom to order with turned tapered and shaped legs and tube backrest shaped from ha...
Pair of Modern Parsons Style Pillow Top Stools ...
Dunbar Furniture, Milo Baughman
Vintage 1960s Modern Stools
Velvet
Pair of gorgeous Parsons style stools or ottomans with pillow tops and freshly upholstered in a lush neutral velvet.  
Pair of Kindergarten Stools from Les Arcs by Ch...
Charlotte Perriand
Mid-20th Century French Modern Stools
Steel, Oak
Two low stools for children which bolt into the floor, designed by Charlotte Perriand for the Les Arcs ski resort in Savoie, France. Sold as a pairs for $4,000.
Enea Barstools by Josep Llusca for Coelesse
Steelcase, Josep Llusca
21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Modern Stools
Metal
The Enea seating collection is comfortable and versatile. These arm bar stools feature clean back detailing and beautiful joinery that is perfect for open plan layouts. Seat and back...
"Last Minute" Bar Stools by Coelessse
Steelcase, Patricia Urquiola
21st Century and Contemporary Modern Stools
Trivalent chrome-plated flexible steel rod base. Shaped seats in fabric feature saddle stitch detail.
Set of Three Cast Glass and Patinated Steel Bar...
Gregory Clark
21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Stools
Glass
Unique set of bar stools inspired by the early draftsmen's chair. These dramatic stools, by award winning furniture designer Gregory Clark, feature super durable cast glass seats res...
Panis Stool in Melange Leather by Emanuel Garga...
Amura, Emanuel Gargano & Anton Cristell
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Stools
Leather
The Panis collection takes its inspiration from the iconic image of a large loaf of bread, a veritable local cult, becomes thus the inspiration for a line of upholstery with generous...
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