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ALFI Low Back Counter Stool by Emeco
Emeco ALFI Low Back Counter Stool from $405.00
ALFI High Back Barstool by Emeco
Emeco ALFI High Back Barstool from $415.00
1951 Counter Stool - Metal by Emeco
Emeco 1951 Counter Stool - Metal from $580.00

Jut Bar Stool by Vondom
Vondom Jut Bar Stool from $365.00
Spritz Bar Stool (Set of 4) by Vondom
Vondom Spritz Bar Stool (Set of 4) from $680.00
Palm Wood Upholstered Stool by Calligaris
Calligaris Palm Wood Upholstered Stool from $544.00

X Counter Stool by ARTLESS
ARTLESS X Counter Stool $600.00
Brooklyn Counter Stool (Set of 4) by Vondom
Vondom Brooklyn Counter Stool (Set of 4) $620.00
L'EAU Bar Stool by Connubia
Connubia L'EAU Bar Stool $268.00

Ice Height Adjustable Stool by Connubia
Connubia Ice Height Adjustable Stool $627.00
Even Plus Height Adjustable Stool by Calligaris
Calligaris Even Plus Height Adjustable Stool $955.00
Bess Counter Stool by Calligaris
Calligaris Bess Counter Stool $732.00

Basil Counter Stool by Calligaris
Calligaris Basil Counter Stool $282.00
Equinox High Dining Stool - Teak Seat by Barlow Tyrie
Barlow Tyrie Equinox High Dining Stool - Teak Seat $510.00
Equinox High Side Chair - Teak Seat & Back by Barlow Tyrie
Barlow Tyrie Equinox High Side Chair - Teak Seat & Back $699.00

Equinox High Dining Side Chair by Barlow Tyrie
Barlow Tyrie Equinox High Dining Side Chair $649.00
Vases Bar Stool (Set of 2) by Vondom
Vondom Vases Bar Stool (Set of 2) $630.00
Dark Stained Beechwood Stool by Mater
Mater Dark Stained Beechwood Stool $900.00

Jim Barstools by Offi
Offi Jim Barstools $299.00
Estelle Bar Stool by Copeland Furniture
Copeland Furniture Estelle Bar Stool from $964.00
Bertoia Barstool with Seat Pad by Knoll
Knoll Bertoia Barstool with Seat Pad $1,295.00

Bertoia Barstool Unupholstered by Knoll
Knoll Bertoia Barstool Unupholstered $1,133.00
Axis Counter Stool by Copeland Furniture
Copeland Furniture Axis Counter Stool $783.00
Pirkka Bar Stool by Artek
Artek Pirkka Bar Stool $891.00

Marco Maran Gigi Barstool by Knoll
Knoll Marco Maran Gigi Barstool $607.00
Wicket Barstool by Blu Dot
Blu Dot Wicket Barstool $399.00
Luma Chair/Stool Cushion by Modern Outdoor
Modern Outdoor Luma Chair/Stool Cushion from $150.00

Bar Stool 1A by Room B
Room B Bar Stool 1A from $792.00
Counter Stool 1A by Room B
Room B Counter Stool 1A from $792.00
LAX Series Barstool by MASH Studios
MASH Studios LAX Series Barstool $336.00 $420.00

Wyndham Swivel Counter Stool by Arteriors
Arteriors Wyndham Swivel Counter Stool $600.00
Hinkley Barstool by Arteriors
Arteriors Hinkley Barstool $650.00
Henson Counter Stool by Arteriors
Arteriors Henson Counter Stool $600.00

Calvin 2763 Counter Stool by Arteriors
Arteriors Calvin 2763 Counter Stool $2,600.00
Calvin 2821 Counter Stool by Arteriors
Arteriors Calvin 2821 Counter Stool $2,340.00
Calvin Barstool by Arteriors
Arteriors Calvin Barstool $2,860.00

Livi Counter Stool by Arteriors
Arteriors Livi Counter Stool $1,040.00
Livi Barstool by Arteriors
Arteriors Livi Barstool $1,170.00
Howell Counter Stool by Arteriors
Arteriors Howell Counter Stool $1,950.00

Herman Bar Stool by Ferm Living
Ferm Living Herman Bar Stool $479.00
Herman Counter Stool by Ferm Living
Ferm Living Herman Counter Stool $469.00
High Stool 64 Bar Height by Artek
Artek High Stool 64 Bar Height from $674.00

Knicker Barstool by Blu Dot
Blu Dot Knicker Barstool $399.00
MultiGeneration by Knoll® Stool - Counter Height by Knoll
Knoll MultiGeneration by Knoll® Stool - Counter Height $435.00
MultiGeneration by Knoll® Stool - Bar Height by Knoll
Knoll MultiGeneration by Knoll® Stool - Bar Height $435.00

Bertoia Molded Shell Bar Height Barstool by Knoll
Knoll Bertoia Molded Shell Bar Height Barstool from $860.00
Bertoia Molded Shell Counter Height Barstool by Knoll
Knoll Bertoia Molded Shell Counter Height Barstool from $860.00
Coiled Counter Stool by UmbraShift
UmbraShift Coiled Counter Stool $350.00

Modern bar stools present a unique range of seating options for the well appointed home. Contemporary bar stools—modern designs that run the gamut from casually stylish to exceedingly elegant—inject variety both visually and practically, and should your home lend itself to the inclusion of bar stools, you’ll have an endless array of styles and materials from which to choose.

What’s the difference between modern bar stools and modern counter stools?

Modern stools can generally be placed into 2 buckets: bar stools and counter stools. Counter stools, the shorter of the two, typically range in height up to around 28 inches, and are ideal for seating at kitchen islands and counters. Bar stools, their more statuesque cousins, stand taller at around 32 inches, and are designed for homes and spaces with a bar or a bar-height surface area.

How do I choose the correct height when shopping for contemporary bar stools?

Before you embark on buying bar stools, do some measuring. While the heights of counter tops and bar surfaces tend to be standardized, don’t be surprised to find variations in these measurements. Make no assumptions about whether the modern bar stools or counter stools you select will be the right height, and err on the side of caution. Once you’ve measured the height of your counter top or bar, finding the right modern bar stool or stools for your kitchen, dining room, or living room will be a breeze.

Are counter stools and bar stools interchangeable?

Contemporary bar stools are not typically interchangeable with counter stools, and few things will be more discouraging than finding the perfect stool only to find that it’s too short for your bar surface, or laying eyes on the perfect counter stool that ends up being simply too tall. However, depending on the specific space you’re outfitting, it’s perfectly plausible that standard height bar stools might match the height of a particular kitchen counter or island, or a counter stool might be the right height for a specific bar design. Primarily for this reason, it’s imperative to do some measuring first, and do the purchasing of your stools second.

Design tip: don’t be afraid to mix and match bar stools.

While it’s natural to want a matching set of contemporary bar stools or counter stools, don’t shy away from amassing a collection of unique bar stools. Like modern chairs, designer bar stools have evolved to become emblems of innovative industrial design, showcasing unusual materials and revolutionary manufacturing techniques, along with artful, highly imaginative forms.

If you’re in the market for unique stools, think of them less as a matching set than as a collection of individual bar stools that reflect your appreciation for thoughtful, well-crafted modern design, and, while not exact replicas of each other, express a unifying design aesthetic.