Soda Fountain Stool

Soda fountain style in your home? It's easy to recreate it once you have a couple of chrome stools with bright upholstery. The kitchen bar is sure to emanate energy and the 50s style. Check my collection of soda fountain stools below.

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Cast iron bar stool 6 available soda
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Cast Iron Bar Stool 6 Available Soda
Match heavy duty cast iron beveled pedestal base with distressed tobacco brown padding and you get an extraordinary home bar style with cool retro vibe - these Art Deco inspired backless stools have it all.

Soda fountain stool 2
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Substantial soda fountain stool with backless round seat and square metal base having a metal tubing ring footrest screwed to it. A design meant to last for decades, stylish and timeless, still popular and readily bought.

Soda fountain stool 1
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A floor-mounted barstool that oozes with classic charm and pure aesthetics. Designed for indoors, the barstool includes a chrome-finished metal base with a top ring that supports a padded and leatherette-upholstered, round seat.

Ice cream bar stools
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An unusual form of these soda fountain stool makes their additive to change the interior design. Interesting seats, slim legs, built-in footrests and untypical colors combine perfectly. Leather seat upholstery is a perfect finish.

Soda fountain stool 7
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Being a real bargain for the fans of retro design, this Soda Fountains stool with aluminium base and burgundy red vinyl seat will be a great eye-catching accent in any decor. It is also available in many other colours.

Soda fountain stool 2
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Metal bar stool inspired by the fifties style. This stool has a revolving seat covered with red vinyl and that is available in three different seat heights. Easy to clean and maintain for many years of enjoyment.

Sass stools roman bar stools and soda fountain stools 1
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Sass Stools Roman Bar Stools And Soda Fountain Stools
Being a stylish and sturdy combination of cast iron and wood, this beautiful soda fountain stool will serve its role both indoors and outdoors. Properly protected, it is weather-resistant, which makes it a proposition for years.

Our advice Buying Guide

Ah the vibrant 50s! Drive-ins, poodle skirts, color TVs, the King of Rock & Roll and of course, the soda fountain. There’s no better symbol of the American Bandstand than the soda fountain. It was about friends, fun, malts, sundaes, rock music and an endless supply of fizzy drinks. But somewhere down the line, it became deeply ingrained into the pop culture of the era. Did we stir some retro nostalgia? Soda fountains have that effect on people.

The good news is that you can convert just about any part of your house into a 50’s styled old soda shop with soda fountain stools. These are the classic, mushroom-styled (we like to call them that) stools that made the drinks and the meals a lot comfier in diners and pubs. When paired with your bar counter or even your kitchen island, it offers an extremely aesthetic and functional seating surface. One that can blend into any existing décor theme.

If this is the first time you are shopping for soda fountain stools, then here are some of the key factors that you must consider.

Seat Height

Where do you plan to place the soda fountain stool? If it’s a bar counter, then you need a stool that’s 30 inches high because standard-sized bar counters are 42-inches high. This leaves about 12-inches of clearance for the knees.

Kitchen islands, on the other hand, are 36-inches high. The ideal stool height for a kitchen island is 24-inches. The kitchen island stool is also the perfect height for gaming rooms, basements, and bedrooms.

Height adjustable soda fountain stools feature a telescopic pedestal mechanism which allows you to adjust the height from 18-30 inches. These are better suited for a household with kids.

The design

Soda fountain stools have an unassuming, minimalistic design. Typically, it’s a backless and armless round seat with a pedestal base. It may or may not have an integrated footrest.

Some soda fountain stools also feature a swivel mechanism. There are some modern interpretations of this design which feature backrests and armrests. But if you are looking for a classic, then go for the simple one.

The seat

Due to the lack of armrests and backrests, the soda fountain stools normally had plush cushions that were at least 3-4 inches thick. Leather was the most popular upholstery material used in the 50s.

  • If you are aiming for an authentic retro style, then go for full-grain leather upholstery. It is soft to the touch, hard to wear and very forgiving on liquid spills.
  • Pick leather in vibrant colors like red, yellow and purple and pair it with a chrome finished pedestal for the perfect soda fountain shop look.
  • If you are looking for something that’s gentler on the pockets, then vinyl offers almost all the features of leather at less than half the price.

The pedestal

The pedestal or the base of the stool plays an equally important part in determining the aesthetics.

  • Most modern day reproductions have metallic bases in a shiny chrome finish. But that’s not the only style that the soda fountain stool is associated with.
  • Old diners and bistros had stools with porcelain bases. The use of metal if any, was limited to the frames.
  • Wrought iron bases add an antique, rustic feel to the décor.
  • Bar stools in the art déco period used bronze and copper casts for the bases.

Select a design that matches the overall tone of the décor.  For best results, pair the stools with a soda fountain-styled bar counter.

 

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Soda fountain stool 1
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The retro style bar chair is an attractive solution for any interior. Beautiful red seats with backs and chrome legs delight and brings to the room a unique atmosphere. They combine beautifully with an impressive design.

19th c soda fountain stool
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19th C. Soda Fountain Stool

Soda fountain stool
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Abandoned bar with curved counter and original soda fountain stools gathered by it. All the bar furniture is naturally worn away, not excluding the round backless stools on metal bases. Extraordinary view.

Antique soda fountain stools
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Swivel bar stool in retro style. Carefully profiled seat is covered with faux leather. Frame is made of metal. Neutral design for the kitchen, dining room, bar and others interiors as needed.

Soda fountain stools 4
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Going to traditional american pancakes and coffee, there is a good chance that such soda fountain bar stools will be found. Glittering metal and their round shape, without a backrest. They are covered with leather, in this case in a green color.

Soda fountain stool 9
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13½" diam. x 30"H $249

Ameri Home Adjustable Height Swivel Bar Stool with Cushion
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Ameri Home Adjustable Height Swivel Bar Stool with Cushion
A high swivel stool which provides stability and some convenient features like an adjustable height, padded vinyl 360-degree swivel seat, footrest. All of these combined make it perfect in the parlor or den.

Bar Stool (Set of 2) in Chrome / Black Cushion - Coaster
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Ice cream parlor stools
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A bunch of classic barstools for indoor use, very retro-looking and designed in old-fashioned way. Each barstool has a tubular metal frame with curved legs and non-marring feet, and a padded seat and back - both upholstered in distressed cherry vinyl.

Soda shop bar stools
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Soda fountain stool
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Soda Fountain Adjustable Height Swivel Bar Stool with Cushion
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Soda Fountain Adjustable Height Swivel Bar Stool with Cushion
Amazing bar stool featuring classy design utilizing steel frame and comfortably padded swivel seat in vinyl upholstery, height adjustment mechanism, supportive built-in footrest, and mirror polished base.

Western style drug store soda fountain stool details
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western style drug store soda fountain stool details

Amerihome soda fountain red bar stool
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Amerihome Soda Fountain Red Bar Stool
A very comfortable, solid and attractive bar stool that features a stable pedestal base with a durable pole and a footrest - these elements are made of metal with an attractive chrome finish. The stool also includes a height regulation mechanism.

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Soda Fountain Stool with Back Rest

Vtg industrial bar stool soda fountain cast iron black porcelain
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... Vtg Industrial Bar Stool Soda Fountain Cast Iron Black Porcelain Base

Soda fountain stool 3
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Cute vintage soda fountain stools with round, backless seats - a playful retro accent around rustic kitchen island. I guess they can't be moved around, their bases look as if they were screwed to the wood panels floor.

Soda fountain stool 2
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Goodys old-fashioned ice cream parlor / soda fountain / chocolates by eg2006, via Flickr

Rh homes kitchens benjamin moore rocky beach soda fountain stool
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RH Homes - kitchens - Benjamin Moore - Rocky Beach - Soda Fountain Stool, Alpine Aged Brass Pendant, dark gray cabinets, dark gray kitchen c...

Ice cream stool
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Take back your bistro into the retro era of chromed accents and colorful vinyl, with this fantastic counter bar and set of matching barstools. Also includes a laminated top, a balanced flat base, capacious storage, red vinyl seats and a metal frame with chrome finish.

Bar Stool Set of 1
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The design of this bar stool bears loads of vintage charm. Do you remember soda bars from your childhood? This is the style. The stool stands on four heavy duty steel feet. The circular seat is padded with black vinyl.

Roundhill Retro Style 3-Piece Chrome Metal Bar Table and Stools
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Dining set consisting of table and two stools. All pieces feature base made of sturdy steal finished with chrome. Additionally, the seats have vinyl upholstery and thick padding, which makes them very comfortable.

Floor mounted bar stools 1
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Counter Stool - 6070-650 | Soda Fountain Stools | Mounted Bar Stools [it's so fugly i love it]

Soda fountain counter stool with vertical channel back 1
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Soda Fountain Counter Stool with Vertical Channel Back

Floor mounted bar stools 8
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Soda fountain series counter stool. Here: with electric blue vinyl padding. Chrome finish column base, diamond button tufting detail on back (not visible on this picture, but it's there) , bell baseplate and heavy tempered aluminum back supports.

6070 102 cut out wood back bar stool
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6070-102 Cut-out Wood Back Bar Stool

3 Piece Soda Fountain Style Pub Set
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3 Piece Soda Fountain Style Pub Set
A set perfect for any pub or small kitchen with two modern barstools with chrome frame and a table, all in a vintage, retro style. The black vinyl seats are reminiscent of the days of the diners and drive-ins and will look stunning in your home.

Fountain stool grooved ring bolt down 23205
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Fountain Stool Grooved Ring Bolt Down #23205

50's Soda Fountain in Retro Chrome 3 Piece Counter Height Bar Table Set - Coaster Co.
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This Beautiful 3-Piece Counter Height Table Set in Retro Chrome Finish looks like it was pulled out straight from the 50s. The set is consisted of 1 round bar table and 2 backless barstools. Each piece also includes a sturdy and aesthetic metal frame.

AmeriHome Kitchen Bar Game Room 3 Piece Soda Fountain Style Bar Set Black Red
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A bar set including a bar height round table and two matching stools. The bases of each piece are constructed of metal with chrome finish. The table features red top, while the seats of the stools are black.

3pc Retro Nostalgic Soda Fountain Style Bar Table & 2 Stools Set w/Rose Finish Seat
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Characterized by a tubular, rung, chrome-plated frame, this 3-piece bar set consists of 1 round bar table and 2 barstools. The table features an easy to clean formica white top, while barstools include rose finish vinyl cushioned seats.

Soda fountain stool
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Move your home decor a few decades into the past, with the classic vintage dinner stools. they have got a lovely round seat, which is upholstered by the mint leather, and stainless steel base.

Counter stool 6070 373
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Counter Stool - 6070-373

Soda fountain stool for future basement bar
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Soda Fountain Stool for future basement bar

Porcelain fountain stools five porcelain and iron soda fountain stools
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Porcelain Fountain Stools Five porcelain and iron soda fountain stools with footrests. Fully functional and ready for use. The seats were recovered with vinyl in the 1950s . Vintage Americana at its best.

Scoops old fashioned ice cream parlor
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Scoop's Old Fashioned Ice Cream Parlor

Vintage chrome metal bar deco diner soda fountain counter stool
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Vintage Chrome Metal Bar Deco Diner Soda Fountain Counter Stool

Stock photo classic chrome bar stool at twisters soda fountain
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Stock Photo - Classic chrome bar stool at Twisters Soda Fountain in ...

Budget soda fountain stool base
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Budget Soda Fountain Stool Base

Bldg 51
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Bldg 51

Antique soda fountain stools
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Antique Soda Fountain stools

Antique cast iron soda fountain bar stool metal stools vintage
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Soda fountain stool collection
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Soda Fountain Stool Collection