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20 of the best minimal bar stools

It’s time for another ‘Best of’ post – this time rounding up the very best of minimal bar stools for the home. I’ve scoured the internet and all the interior brands I know and love, for not just 10 of the best stools, but 20!

Below you’ll find everything from affordable finds to Scandi design icons. They all have something in common – a slender, simple shape and pared-back profile, nothing is ever superfluous to the design. You’ll see that they’re mainly black and grey. And hopefully there’s also something for every price range, with designs ranging from 2o quid to the more luxury end in the hundreds. So pull up a pew and take your pick…

Fiber bar stool by Muuto
Fiber bar stool by Muuto
Afteroom bar stool by MENU
Afteroom bar stool by MENU

20 of the best minimal bar stools

  1. Muuto Nerd bar stool, £385, Clippings 
  2. Hunt stools, set of two, £129,
  3. Gubi 3D stool, £289, Houseology
  4. Carved mango stool in black, £113.75, was £175, Cox & Cox
  5. MENU Afteroom bar stool, £357, Finnish Design Shop
  6. Nikari Perch bar stool by Studio Kaksikko, £310, Finnish Design Shop
  7. Muuto Fiber bar stool tube base, £199,
  8. Nuta barstool in black by Lluis Pau from Mobles 114, £163.47, Clippings
  9. HAY Revolver stool in grey, £165, Amara
  10. Ercol Originals bar stool, £240, Heal’s 
  11. HAY About A Stool AAS38, Sled base, £169,
  12. Talia grey bar stool, £130.00, Habitat
  13. &Tradition Raft bar stool, £351, Houseology
  14. Normann Copenhagen Form barstool, £189, Utility Design 
  15. HAY Soft Edge bar stool with metal frame, £119, Clippings
  16. Oregan black bar stool with natural cord seat, £130, Habitat
  17. Mater High Stool by Space Copenhagen, £734, Finnish Design Shop
  18. Slatted bar stool by Jasper Morrison, £325, SCP
  19. RÅSKOG bar stool, £20, IKEA
  20. Skagerak Georg bar stool in black, £355, Amara
High Stools by Mater. My top picks from northmodern: Mater
High Stools by Mater

So which one catches your eye? A tough choice don’t you think? My absolute favourite is Nikari’s Perch bar stool by Studio Kaksikko, it has such a distinctive shape, with its small, cute-as-a-button seat and splayed legs. Another favourite is Muuto’s Fiber bar stool, a new addition to the brand’s Fiber chair family this year. Designed by Iskos-Berlin, the stool has an ergonomically curved seat, crafted from environmentally friendly wood finer composite, and slender powder coated metal legs. Two honest, unpretentious designs that would fit right at home in almost any interior. I don’t have any space for a bar stool or any counter to reach, but these almost make me want to make up a need for one…

All images from respective brands. Main image: Finnish Design Shop & Riikka Kantinkoski

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