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10 Easy Pieces: Counter Stools with Backs

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10 Easy Pieces: Counter Stools with Backs

December 2, 2020

While kitchen stools with backs are not as elegant as their swivel bar-stool cousins, they’re 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.

The Bertoia Counter Height Stool in Chrome with a seat pad; $loading=
Above: The Bertoia Counter Height Stool in Chrome with a seat pad; $1,400 at Design Within Reach.
The classic industrial stool, the Tolix Tabouret HA Stool, comes in a wide range of colors; €3 at Tolix.
Above: The classic industrial stool, the Tolix Tabouret HA Stool, comes in a wide range of colors; €317 at Tolix.
The Artek Aalto High Chair K65 in Birch is $44loading=
Above: The Artek Aalto High Chair K65 in Birch is $441 at Finnish Design Shop.
The Emeco Navy Stool, shown in Aluminum, comes in a wide range of colors; $895 at Hive.
Above: The Emeco Navy Stool, shown in Aluminum, comes in a wide range of colors; $895 at Hive.
The Menu Afteroom Counter Chair in black is $373 at Finnish Design Shop.
Above: The Menu Afteroom Counter Chair in black is $373 at Finnish Design Shop.
The Muuto Visu Counter Stool in Dark Green designed by Mika Tolvanen is $565 at Finnish Design Shop.
Above: The Muuto Visu Counter Stool in Dark Green designed by Mika Tolvanen is $565 at Finnish Design Shop.
The Eames Shell Counter Height Stool is $545 at Design Within Reach.
Above: The Eames Shell Counter Height Stool is $545 at Design Within Reach.
The Gubi Beetle Counter Stool is available in a range of colors for both the base and shell; $545 at Lekker Home.
Above: The Gubi Beetle Counter Stool is available in a range of colors for both the base and shell; $545 at Lekker Home.
From Ethnicraft, the N4 Counter Stool in solid oak is $359 at Lekker Home.
Above: From Ethnicraft, the N4 Counter Stool in solid oak is $359 at Lekker Home.
Designed by Norman Cherner, the Cherner Stool comes in Walnut or Classic Ebony (shown); $9 for the counter height size at Design Within Reach.
Above: Designed by Norman Cherner, the Cherner Stool comes in Walnut or Classic Ebony (shown); $929 for the counter height size at Design Within Reach.
The Case Study Furniture Shell Dowel Counter Stool is $5 at Modernica.
Above: The Case Study Furniture Shell Dowel Counter Stool is $525 at Modernica.
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Above: Design Within Reach’s own salt chair is a Remodelista favorite for classic, affordable seating. They also make the silhouette as the Salt Stool in both bar or counter height for $345 each.
The Cesca Counter Stool in black or natural wood is $loading=
Above: The Cesca Counter Stool in black or natural wood is $1,028 at Design Within Reach.

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