Mid-century Modern Bar Stools

Mid-century Modern Bar Stools

In the house we’re moving to there is a breakfast bar so we are in need of some stools! The area will accommodate 2 stools comfortably, 3 if necessary. With the open concept space, the stools need to be a feature, attractive from all angles.

Here is a glimpse of the breakfast bar.

SZInteriors Photo

There are so many options out there, but I’m a mid-century modern girl at heart… I love Cherner chairs, Wegner chairs, anything Eames, and now I’ve gone and fallen in love with TH Brown high-back bar stools! The catch, they’re 1960’s found-in-Australia vintage treasures, available only on Esty, E-Bay, or wherever you’re lucky enough to discover them. But the real catch, so far all postage details state Will arrange for local pickup only (no postage).

Hhhhh, I so heart these chairs. Love just happened!


I am totally drawn to the simple, clean lines – no surprise.


And with a back like this, why turn around?


But then again, the side view is sheer perfection. Sexy, hands down!

And yes, these stools swivel too. What’s not to love?

Do you know where I can find 2, or 3…?

It’s about coming home… If you want a remarkable space that tells your story, contact me to see how we can help!

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3 thoughts on “Mid-century Modern Bar Stools”

  • Oh, Sheila! This is so nice you’ve shared this picture of your new kitchen! So exciting, eh? 🙂

    I love your choices. They’re really fun. I don’t know where to find them though.

    Good luck and let us know what you find!


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

  • Actually those are based on a mid-century Danish Modern design – the only difference is the stools you have pictured show stools that can rotate on the base. The original chairs did not have this feature — I own 4 so I can verify this. The original stools I own were designed by Henry Rosengren Hansen for Brandt Mobelfabrik. Here’s a link to some photos of the originals, which look exactly like mine: http://www.zimbio.com/Daily+Interior+Design+and+Furniture+Blog+Articles+and+Pictures/articles/i5QdRWP_0Iu/4+Teak+Danish+Modern+Bar+Stools+Mid+Century

    They also came with the seats covered in white material (usually a vinyl type of material.) The original stools go for a pretty penny, estimated cost around $700 a pop, usually sold in pairs around $1400 or so. I got lucky and found mine at an estate sale and lets just say I got all four for tenth of a cost that one usually sells for.

    I’m guessing you’ve found either some modern manufacturer copying that original design or if you are sure these stools are vintage and of the era maybe an individual took the stools and had them reconditioned to rotate. As far as I know the original Danish designer did not make them with rotating seats, but you never know if a strange custom request may be out there – though its doubtful.

    Hope this helps!!

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