The playful Cirque stool from Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH.

There are both aesthetic and practical considerations when choosing kitchen stools. These five designs from the Space Furniture collection are sure to inspire, from the handcrafted to the industrially-advanced.

Finding the right kitchens stool for your home requires a series of choices: upholstered or not, go the gas lift or go without, back or no-back.

Not to mention the actual aesthetic, whether to go bar or counter height, and of course materials and finishes. Then there are other design concerns. Do you want your stool to be seen from the other side of the counter, or to disappear under the bench?

Our sales consultants have the experience and expertise to help you choose furniture that works for you and are on hand in our showrooms to give you expert design advice.

To help you decide, here are five beautiful bar stool designs from within the Space Furniture collection.
 

1.    Join the circus: GTV Cirque stool

A new arrival to Space Furniture, the Cirque stool's design playfully references the circus while also conveying a sophisticated aesthetic. 

Designed by Martino Gamper for Gebrüder Thonet Vienna GmbH, it features looped bentwood surprisingly and unexpectedly inserted in the base of the stool. Two or three of these circular wooden rings loop around the full length of the stool legs appearing to be almost caught in motion. 

The design is available in a tall design with or without backrest and a low stool.

Gebrüder Thonet Vienna (GTV) Cirque stools, from $1220, from Space Furniture. Find out more now.

2.    Embrace texture: B&B Italia Outdoor Crinoline stool

The B&B Italia Outdoor Crinoline stool was designed by Patricia Urquiola.

The B&B Italia Outdoor Crinoline stool was designed by Patricia Urquiola.

A study of 3D texture, the Crinoline stool features a mesmerising interlacing woven seat. It manages to both decorative and contemporary, and is available in either black and white, or bronze and black, or bronze polyethylene fibres, or a natural material.

The seat cushion is also removable so you can change the look as needed. Available in two sizes. 

B&B Italia Outdoor Crinoline stool, from $2580, find out more here.


3.    Celebrate design icons: Kartell Masters stool

The stool version of Masters Chair is a versatile design that has proved hugely popular.

Designed by Philippe Starck with Eugeni Quitllet, the Masters series is a tribute to three contemporary design icons.

The Kartell Masters stool in a project by Black Laquer Design. Photo by Eron Rauch

The Kartell Masters stool in a project by Black Laquer Design. Photo by Eron Rauch

If you look closely at the frames of the chairs you will see the outlines of the Series 7 by Arne Jacobsen, the Tulip Armchair by Eero Saarinen and the Eiffel Chair by Charles Eames. 

Kartell Masters bar stool, from $459, from Space Furniture. Shop now.
 

4. A light touch: Moooi Carbon stool

At only 3.7kg, the Moooi Carbon bar stool is both physically and visually light. It’s secret weapon is the structure.

Individual strands of carbon interweave to create a strong body and intricate aesthetic.
Available in two heights, the Carbon bar stool can be used indoor or outdoor settings.

Moooi Carbon bar stool, from $1295, find out more here.
 

5.    Contemporary craft: Twist high stool from Zanotta

The zanotta twist stool also comes in a beautiful bright red colour.

The zanotta twist stool also comes in a beautiful bright red colour.

The Zanotta Twist stool is like a contemporary sculpture with tightly strung cord overlapping on itself to create graphic linear patterning.

The stool is constructed using more than an Olympic swimming pool length of of bi-coloured cord woven by hand around a varnished steel frame.

We love this stool for its strong aesthetic and versatility – it can be used indoor or outdoor.

Zanotta Twist high stool, from $1750, shop now.

See more inspiring kitchen stools and bar stools on the Space Furniture website.

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