Top 5 – Bar Stools

By on 20-10-2015 in Interior Design, Shop There, Small Apartment Ideas

When shopping for furniture the amount of options out there and the range of prices can be overwhelming, so we thought we would do a series of top 5 picks across a number of categories, starting with bar stools.  The bar stool is a key piece in contemporary open plan apartments in Australia, and with such a wide variety of styles out there we have narrowed down based on style, comfort, price, timelessness and quality.  And you won’t find any replicas in this list!

1) Top All Rounder
‘Raft’ bar stool by Norm Architects (for &Tradition, available through Great Dane in Australia)


The Raft bar stool is available in a choice of oak with white or black painted ash.  Designed by Norm Architects for &Tradition, it can be purchased in Australia through Great Dane.  It get’s our top all rounder award due to it’s versatility; it is Scandinavian in it’s design, but it suits all spaces, from industrial (or the newly termed ‘Scandustrial’) to the very contemporary or classic.  It also works well in trio’s, pairs or individually. It can be moved around the house to place a pot plant on, or use it as a bedside.  It also works just as well at home as it does in a bar or restaurant.

2) Top Scandi Style
Vig Barstool by BoConcept 


The Danish designed Vig stool has a distinctly Scandinavian style with it’s tapered oak legs and simple round black or white seat.  The added metal foot rest adds comfort.  A couple of these at your breakfast bar will add an instant Scandi cool aesthetic.

3) Top Adjustable & Top Colour Pop
The Momo bar stool from Beyond Furniture 


Made in Italy, the luxe Momo bar stool wins points for comfort and sleek contemporary style.  The soft moulded polyurethane seat curves into a low back for great support, and the chrome foot rest is a stylish and comfortable addition.  Adjustable bar stools can be hard to find but are perfect for families so all different heights can find their comfy zone, or ideal if you have an unusual height bench or plan on moving.  The swivel seat is a design bonus too.  Style wise, the sleek chrome and contemporary style mean the Momo will be a stylish focal point in grey or black – even more so if you opt for the bright orange, green or red.

4) Top Australian Made
Jannah bar stool from Pear &  Son 


Designed by Geelong local Hannah Pearson, the unique Jannah bar stool is finished in concrete with oak legs.  This bar stool will be a talking point for your place for years.  The simple material combination is perfect for modern or Scandi style interiors, and will bring warmth and texture to white kitchens.  This gorgeous stool could also be used as a compact side table elsewhere in the house.

5) Top Budget Friendly
Dalfred Bar Stool from Ikea


Great style without breaking the bank, the Dalfred from Ikea ticks all the boxes.  An adjustable seat height thanks to it’s winding seat, the Dalfred has a slight industrial edge to it.  The Dalfred is a perfect alternative to all the replica designs on the market at the moment, the price is great (just $65 each), original design, stylish & functional.


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