The obsession with mid-century modern decor shows no signs of stopping. Unlike many other trends, this popular style is set firmly in the lane of timeless and classic design. True mid-century modern design’s period spans from 1947 to 1957. Still, these days the term refers to furniture with clean lines, muted tones and a combination of vibrant colors. Original mid-century modern furniture designs were geared for small, post-war homes and designed to be lightweight and easy to take on a move to a new home. Sounds perfect for today’s lifestyle!
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Swivel Mid Century Modern Counter and Bar Stool
With its 360° swivel function, this mid-century counter- or bar-height stool keeps you comfortable with its matching 360° chrome footrest. The medium-height seat back and bottom are upholstered in 100% brown polyurethane that mimics real leather. This material is easily cleaned by wiping clean with a dry cloth.
Crafted from solid walnut wood, this mid-century modern bar stool is one that you’ll pass down to your children. The classic wood frame shows its natural wood grain. It is manufactured in the plywood style with exposed edges which says mid-century modern. Contrasting black wood button details on the seat back relate to the black leather upholstery. The chrome detailing is included with a seat back and bottom connection and in the square footrest.
Contemporary Counter & Bar Stool with Woven Seat
Perfect For: Minimalist spaces or busy homes seeking comfort
What We Like: Sturdy construction and wrap-around footrest
This counter & bar stool features a sleek juxtaposition of solid elm wood and a woven paper fiber seat. Its black semi-gloss finish and convenient wrap-around footrest make it a versatile addition to various interiors. Suitable for both counter and bar heights, the stool offers elegant and comfortable seating in a minimalist space or a busy home. Look no further for a selection of beautiful designs in various heights and shapes.
Pair this stool with a matching set around your kitchen counter or bar area, and accentuate the space with modern pendant lights and bold artwork for a striking visual effect.
Leather and Walnut Bar Stool
A large chrome pedestal base provides stability along with a foot bar to support your feet on this mid-century modern bar stool. Use the lever located right below the seat to adjust to your ideal height. You can change the seat direction with its smooth 360° swivel. Weight capacity is 250 lbs.
This mid-century modern bar stool stopped us in our tracks. The curved walnut plywood seat back has an elegant cut-out pattern that lets the stool look just as good from the front as it does from the back. A faux leather padded seat and upper back support make sure you can sit in comfort. The black or cream faux leather bar stool is paired with a walnut wood seat back and chrome base, while the gray faux leather stool is paired with black wood and a black base.
Set of Two Mid Century Modern Counter Stools
Although each of these vintage mid-century modern counter stools only weighs 10 lbs, they can bear up to 250 lbs of weight. They come fully assembled with a seat height that measures 26” from the floor. The seat back rises to 37” high for extra support and comfort.
While mid-century modern designs have broadened in scope since the 50s, these two beauties look like they were actually made during that decade. The solid walnut stool frames showcase one of the style’s iconic features — square lines that transition into curves. The four legs widen from the bottom square lines into a wider, rounder shape near the top of the legs. This attention to detail makes these stools one of our favorite choices in this category.
Bucket Seat Mid Century Modern Bar Stool
There’s no need to stress about stains with this mid-century modern bar stool, as it’s covered with water and stain-resistant fabric upholstery. Choose between a mid-tone or dark gray fabric color on its solid wood frame with a circular chrome footrest. Plastic glides protect your floor from damage.
Sleek Bookshelf Ladder with Storage Drawers
Perfect For: Maximizing space and organization in small rooms
What We Like: Stylish design and versatile storage options
This sleek bookshelf ladder combines style and functionality with its unique leaning design and multiple storage solutions. The ladder features five shelves that gradually increase in size, offering a visually appealing display for your books, decor, and personal items. Two bottom drawers provide additional hidden storage, perfect for tucking away clutter or keeping important documents secure. Its compact design is perfect for small spaces, such as home offices or living rooms, and it's available in a variety of finishes to suit your personal style.
Try placing the bookshelf ladder near a reading nook or snug workspace for convenient access to your favorite reads, while using the drawers to stow away stationery, chargers, and other accessories.
Luxury Mid Century Modern Bar Stool
Made from solid wood and upholstered in genuine top-grain leather, this mid-century modern stool says luxury all the way. The stool comes fully assembled, and the seat height measures 32.25” from the floor. Each bar stool weighs 20 lbs.
This mid-century modern counter stool features an unusual dark and smoky birch frame that gives a moody contrast to the genuine leather seat and stool back. We love how the low-slung back won’t block the site lines of your kitchen island while still giving you tons of seating comfort on its generous 21.25” seat cushion.
Swivel Bar Stool with Retro Style and Modern Functionality
Perfect For: People looking for a stylish and adjustable seating option for their bar or kitchen counter.
What We Like: The blend of retro vibes and modern functionality.
This swivel bar stool boasts a polished bentwood back with cutouts, offering a breezy twist with retro flair. The seat and a strip along the back feature foam-filled, 100% polyester upholstery, providing extra comfort. Supported by a metal pedestal base, the minimalist design of this stool enhances any contemporary space. Best of all, the adjustable seat height ensures this stool can be easily tailored to suit various surfaces.
For a complete retro-modern look, pair this swivel bar stool with a sleek high-top table or kitchen counter, and accent the space with geometric patterns or complementary vintage accessories.
Sleek Two-Tone Bar Stool with Swivel Seat
Perfect For: Modern kitchens or home bars
What We Like: Adjustable seat height and comfortable faux leather upholstery
This sleek two-tone bar stool is a versatile seating solution that suits contemporary kitchen islands and home bars. The black-finished metal pedestal base complements the natural seat and back, while the low back and swivel seat are upholstered in faux leather for added comfort. The clean-lined silhouette adds a touch of modern style. Designed with an adjustable seat height, this bar stool easily adapts to various surface heights, ensuring a perfect fit for your space.
Pair this bar stool with monochromatic kitchen or bar décor, and consider using padded seat cushions for extra comfort and a pop of color.
Classic Mid Century Modern Bar Stools
With its height adjustable and seat swivel features, this mid-century modern bar stool gives you every comfort. This set of two stools features the classic design lines of its era with a scooped seat and back. Upholstered in premium PU black leather, the matte black pedestal base provides a striking contrast to the wood seat and back cushion.
Adjustable Mid-Century Bar Stool
Perfect For: Kitchen islands or entertainment spaces
What We Like: Its retro vibe with mixed metals and woods
This adjustable mid-century bar stool features a laddered wooden back, upholstered seat, and metal base, exuding a retro vibe that complements contemporary designs. The stool's height can be tailored to suit your space, making it a versatile seating option for both adults and children. Ideal for morning coffee or social gatherings, this stool brings style and functionality to your kitchen or entertainment area.
Pair it with a wooden or stone-topped kitchen island, and add a variety of textured cushions or throws for extra comfort and visual appeal.
Contemporary Stainless-Steel Bar Stool
Perfect For: Stylish kitchen and bar areas
What We Like: Its eye-catching design and comfort features
Embrace contemporary elegance with this stainless-steel bar stool, featuring a solid frame for a sturdy base, and a plush seat and footrest for maximum comfort. The unique combination of angles and curves makes it an eye-catching focal point, while its versatile color ensures a seamless match with any decor. Perfect for adding a touch of style to your kitchen or bar area while providing sensible seating arrangements.
Pair with a sleek glass or marble countertop for a sophisticated look, and add some colorful cushion accents for extra comfort and a pop of color.
Counter Height Mid Century Modern Bar Stools
While much of mid-century modern design uses a dark upholstery color, this height-adjustable bar stool lets you choose between black or cream upholstery. Both are surrounded by a solid walnut frame and sit on a chrome pedestal base with an unusual cross bar footrest.
Industrial Style Leatherette Bar Stool
Perfect For: Enhancing comfort and style in your kitchen island
What We Like: Luxurious leatherette upholstery with riveted metal backing
Elevate your kitchen seating with this industrial style bar stool, featuring a luxurious leatherette upholstery wrapped in a riveted metal backing. The stool includes a padded seat with sloped armrests, ensuring optimum comfort and relaxation. Supported on a black powder-coated tubular iron frame, it's further reinforced by stretchers for added stability. With floor protectors guarding your floors from scratches, this stunning piece is both functional and stylish.
Pair this bar stool with a rustic wood and metal kitchen island to create an inviting and comfortable area dedicated to enjoying meals and conversation with family and friends.
Glamorous Mid Century Modern Bar Stool
Available in two heights, this mid-century modern stool can suit both a counter height or bar height island. The bucket seat and barrel back make it an easy choice for lounging while in the kitchen. A brass footrest stands 12” off the floor in either stool height.
On the glamorous side of mid-century modern design, a combination of three materials make this a striking addition to your kitchen or bar. Crisp white linen upholstery contrasts with its espresso finish frame, brass crossbar, and foot tips. Think a little Hollywood when you’re decorating with these stools and add more hints of glamour with glitzy mirrors, cut-glass crystal glasses and decanters.
Rubberwood Mid Century Modern Bar Stools
Available in a set of two, these counter-height mid-century modern bar stools bring sleek style and comfort to your kitchen. The stained frame is constructed from rubberwood and comes in either an oak or walnut finish. The stools are upholstered in four color options: green tea, dark gray, mint or light beige.
Cane and Linen Mid Century Modern Bar Stool
A fresh interpretation of the mid-century modern design style, this bar stool has the lines of the 1950s design style. These details contrast beautifully with its ebony nettle wood frame with light cane inlays and an off-white linen seat cushion. Available in bar or counter height.
The luxurious swivel bar stool with the chartreuse backrest. The base was made of walnut. Each leg was designed in the curved shape. The whole will perfectly fit to the modern interior, especially loft houses.
This set of teak bar stools comes from the Hansen designing studio in Denmark, being actually a cool example of mid-century inspirations. Although contemporarily-made, each of the chairs embodies the retro spirit of 1960's.
Aesthetic mid-century industrial style barstools entirely finished in warm brown but thin metallic footrests. They have sleek angular tapered legs, non padded oval seats and triangle-like flared backs of teak wood.
A very solid, comfortable and stylish piece of furniture. It is a stool that represents a modern style in any home bar and kitchen island. The seat and backrest are upholstered with leather. It features brass finished accents.
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Modernize your kitchen zone with the mid century modern bar stools. They feature the red, simple seats and wooden base with footrest. They bring the strong color accent to any interior.
Designed in modern style, this counter stool rests on a sturdy Ashwood base reinforced by a steel ring footrest and steel stretchers. The chair is beautifully shaped from durable black ABS, and is firmly attached to the angled legs.
Set of three leather swivel barstools maurice baily monteverde young
We found the set of three bar stools upholstered by the leather, and we decide to add them to our home bar. Now, it looks exclusive and inviting .
Classy retro style swivel barstool with adjustable height. A slim frame of chromed metal has a round base, a tall column and an oval footrest. A shell is built of 3 size-varied concave ovals of brown plywood covered in black vinyl over foam padding.
Mid century style iron barstool, counter height 27" Eames bend wire style | $279
This is a high quality piece of furniture that has got a very durable frame made of metal. It is covered with chrome that looks very attractive and protects the base from damage. The frame includes a footrest.
This kind of product is a stool that has got a very modern stylization. Its white sitting area matches any decor and assures comfort and relaxation. The frame is made of wood supported by steel elements.
Modern Windsor Counter Stool
These chairs add a classic, mid-century style into the kitchen or a home bar. They are made of solid wood and they have special foot rests for enhanced comfort. The level of relaxation was improved thanks to additional back rests.
Saddle Bar Counter Stools
This bar stool is an interesting product. It is functional, comfortable and decorative. This element improves the aesthetic and brings the elegance to the kitchen. It provides a good sitting area thanks to its size: 20.5"w x 20"d x 41"h.
This contemporary set includes two modern and simple bar stools with glossy powder coated finish and metal construction. They fit perfectly to bright colors and simple white and black style and decor.
Bar Stool (Set of 2)
Functional set of two classy bar stools. Each is made of sturdy wood in espresso finish to provide stable support, and profiled seat and back for your sitting comfort. Durable design that will last for years to come.
Straight from the mid-century, this functional bar with cutting board at the back, is going to make your job much simpler. It has a nice polish, and enough space for glasses and an ice bucket. It comes with 3 barstool with tubular metal frame and round turquoise seats.
Dream kitchen...love the natural wood look, concrete counter tops, and stainless steel appliances.
This characteristic, minimalist trend visible in the example of the presented,mid century modern bar stools - began to develop in the early 1930s and was a response to the rich ornaments. Both the backrest and the seat are made of very thin leather.
This kind of counter stool is an element that brings a classic mid century style into the kitchen island. It has got a durable wooden base with metal supportive elements. The chair measures 41.9" H x 21.4" W x 22" D.
Modern grey stool with wooden legs and black metal details. It is a simple, lightweight and modern chair. It combines comfortability with simplicity and nice look. Would fit ideal to a modern apartment.
Add a touch of color to any interior with this astonishing modern styled counter stool, upholstered with colorful wool patchwork. Wooden legs are reinforced with few metal black wires and features a ring, which can be use as a footrest.
A bar stool that provides comfort, solidity and support. It also looks very stylish in different interior decors. Its seat is soft and supported by curved backrest. This construction also includes a comfortable footrest.