10 Easy Pieces: Counter Stools with Backs by

Issue 11 · Elegant Tabletops · March 18, 2009

10 Easy Pieces: Counter Stools with Backs

Issue 11 · Elegant Tabletops · March 18, 2009

From guest editor Allison:

While kitchen stools with backs are not as glamorous as their swivel bar-stool cousins, they are an essential item for households with children. Perhaps this is why so many are reminiscent of schoolhouse furniture, a feature we find particularly appealing. Below are a few options that are as stylish as they are sensible.

MIDCENTURY MODERN CLASSICS

Case Study Dowel Stool, Remodelista

Above: Case Study's Dowel Counter Stool comes in 20 colors; $490 with a maple base at Modernica.

Artek High Chair K65, Remodelista

Above: High Chair K65 by Alvar Aalto for Artek makes a great wooden stool; $485 at Unica Home; photo from Nest.

DWR Bertoia Counter Stool, Remodelista

Above: The Bertoia Counter Metal Stool at Design Within Reach is $959; available in chrome, black, and white.

Cherner Wood Leg Stool, Remodelista

Above: The Cherner Wood Leg Counter Stool is $749 at Hive Modern; photo from Nest.

INDUSTRIAL RETRO

Emeco Navy Stool, Remodelista

Above: Emeco Navy Metal Stool; $730 to $1650 (depending on finish) at Design Public. (N.B. For more industrial stool ideas, see "High to Low: Industrial Stools.")

Restoration Hardware Schoolhouse Counter Stool, Remodelista

Above: The Metal Schoolhouse Counter Stool is a reliable workshop basic; currently on sale for $149 at Restoration Hardware. Tabouret Tolix Kitchen Counter Stool from Loft Butik, Remodelista

Above: The Haute Tabouret Tolix is available from Loft Butik starting at €538 for the 65 cm counter stool. The Tabouret Stool with a Short Back is sold in the US through Melissa Edelman Antiquaire, a Chicago-area dealer who represents the full line of Tolix industrial stools, chairs, tables, and lockers in an array of custom colors; pricing information is available upon request.

Precision Stool from DWR, Remodelista

Above: Stainless-steel Precision Stool with Backrest; on sale for $556.50 (down from $795) at Design Within Reach.

WOOD CLASSICS

Home Decorators Director's Counter Stool, Remodelista

Above: Director's Wood Counter Stool; $49 at Home Decorators Collection.

Crate and Barrel Basque Kitchen Counter Stool, Remodelista

Above: Crate & Barrel's Basque Java Kitchen Counter Stool is $259.

Lekker Home Teak N3 Counter Stool, Remodelista

Above: Teak N3 Kitchen Counter Stool; $400 at Lekker Home.

(N.B. For more stool options, see our favorite red industrial bar stools.)



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