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Picking Right Bar Can Alter Ergonomics of Your Modern Kitchen and Add to Visual Aesthetics

Considering the amount of time that we spend in the kitchen and how it is the perfect gathering spot for the entire family, it is imperative that you get the seating options spot on. Picking the right bar stool or counter stool can not only alter the ergonomics of your modern kitchen, but also add to the visual aesthetics as well. Considering the wide range of choice that is out there, we have brought together 10 kitchen stool designs that promise to steal the show. While some are timeless classics, others are contemporary delights that elevate the style quotient of your kitchen to a whole new level!

10 Trendy Bar and Counter Stools to Complete Your Modern Kitchen

It is important to remember though, that the standard height for counter stools is around 24 inches, while bar stools come in at 30 inches. Swapping one for another might not always be a smart choice. With that in mind, browse though these fabulous inspirations to find the bar or counter stool that is perfect for your kitchen –

1. Series 7 Stool

We kick-start our collection with the gorgeous Series 7 designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1955 and the stylish curves of the seat are still as captivating as they were nearly six decades ago. An idea choice for cool contemporary kitchens, the stools minimalist form along with the chromed steel legs blend in pretty much with any setting. Coming in a wide range of colorful hues and finishes the Series 7 kitchen stools can also add accent color to a neutral space with ease. Available both as a bar and counter stool, you can bring home one of these for $811 from Design Within Reach.

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Series 7 Stools blend with the wooden tones of the kitchen

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The Series 7 Stool in cool black

by KONST SieMatic

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Trendy Series 7 Stools come in a wide range of colors

by Barker O’Donoghue Master Builders

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Series 7 bar stool is a mid-century classic that is still popular in kitchens

by 1st Choice Cabinetry

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Beautiful bar stools designed by Arne Jacobsen

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Enjoy a lovely breakfast as you take in the view outside

by Ziger/Snead Architects

2. Onda Stool

The tantalizing Spanish flavor that the Onda stools bring is unmistakable and apparent! Designed with a sense of flair by Jesús Gasca in 2006, it is quickly gaining popularity as one of the hottest kitchen stools on the planet. Its wave-like form brings in some geometric contrast to a modern kitchen that is filled with clean and well defined lines. Bold and yet minimal, this bar stool is all about bringing in a trendy modern look. Starting at a price of $344, the Onda counter stool oozes sleek sophistication!

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Colorful farmhouse kitchen with the Onda Swivel Bar Stool

by Fieldwork Architecture

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Simple yet effective contrast between the exterior and the seat color

by Make Architecture

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Stylish Onda barstool at the kitchen counter

by Shirley Meisels

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Chic mid-century modern style kitchen

by Tara Bussema

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Closer look at the curvy Onda stool

by Short Street House

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Turn the kitchen into an smart workspace

3. LEM Piston Stool

The popularity of stainless steel kitchen countertops and utensils obviously means that a kitchen stool with a solid and trendy stainless steel base will always be popular. The ravishing LEM Piston Stools seem to draw most of their charm from this unique silhouette of theirs. Bought to life by Japanese team of Shin and Tomoko Azumi, these kitchen stools with luxurious leathers seats ($865) have quickly become a staple among many high-end modern kitchens and restaurants.

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Elegant bar stools complement the countertop perfectly

by Sullivan Design Studio

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LEM Piston Stools can be easily tucked away when not in use

The highlight of the LEM stools is obviously the piston base that also allows them to go from a counter stool height to a bar stool height with ease. You can even opt for a steel or wood seat version of the stool and starting at $725, it is a decor investment worth making…

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Subtle curves of the popular counter stools

by LDa Architecture & Interiors

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Fuchsia pendant lights coupled with the LEM Piston stools

by DNM Architect

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The LEM Piston Stool is perfect for contemporary kitchens

by John Maniscalco Architecture

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Open floor plan living area with a classy kitchen

4. Bertoia Stool

Classic and timeless, the beautiful Bertoia bar stool adds a hint of industrial charm to your kitchen even while ushering in the mid-century modern vibe. The wiry frame of this is popular chair and barstool was described by its maker Harry Bertoia as a sculpture that is mainly made of air! It definitely adds textural contrast to a kitchen that is dominated by stone and glass and complements your kitchenware perfectly. Do make sure you get one of these with the right seat pad to avoid that chilling metal on cold mornings!

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Bertoia Bar Stools add a mid-century modern flavor to the room

by Jennifer Weiss Architecture

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Give your kitchen the industrial look

by Avalon Interiors

You can get one of these with a colorful seat pad of your choice for $1140 at the Knoll Store. Available both as a bar and counter stool, make sure you get the model with the right height for your kitchen counter.

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Classy bar stools that never go out of style

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Seat pads give a whole new look to the Bertoia bar stools

by Jessica Lagrange

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Bringing in yellow accents using with natural goodness

by Great Neighborhood Homes

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Small kitchen sticks to the golden rule of three!

by Jute Interior Design

5. Bombo Bar Stool

Another bar stool that instantly puts a smile on your face and rolls in the good times is the vivacious Bombo. Designed by Stefano Giovannoni in 1997, this luxurious swivel bar stool showcases sleek Italian design coupled with chic refinement. Almost awaiting your presence, these colorful bar stools are great for those looking to add a hint of retro or industrial charm to their kitchens. At $750 a pop, Bombo in white or black adds a lavish urbane vibe to your kitchen without appearing mundane.

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Bombo Barstool in lively red

by jessop architects

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These chic bar stools instantly elevate the look of your kitchen

by Jordan Iverson Signature Homes

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A colorful look for the kitchen

by Grossmueller’s Design Consultants

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Magis Bombo Barstools in cool white

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Bombo bar stools can pull of everything from the retro to the industrial!

by Seifer Kitchen Design Center

6. Cherner Stool

Here is another of those remarkable mid-century classics that simply never goes out of style. The flowing curves of the Cherner stools ($749) is bound to complement pretty much any theme or color scheme that you have going in the kitchen. Lightweight and sturdy, this creation of Norman Cherner comes with an hour-glass design that is distinct and graceful. Universally loved, combine it with the iconic Cherner Chair at the dining table to create a coherent and classy appeal.

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Captivating design of the Cherner barstools

by amanda nisbet

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Cherner counter stools are perfect for the lower kitchen counters

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Cherner molded plywood bar stools for the modern kitchen

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Gorgeous Cherner stools at the kitchen counter

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The curvy bar stools were designed by Norman Cherner

by Chelsea Atelier Architect

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Iconic Cherner counter stools in walnut finish

by Natural Balance Home Builders

7. Emeco Navy Stool

Is “going green” a priority for you? Looking to make your kitchen a lot more eco-friendly and sustainable? Well, we have a kitchen that is just for you. And not only does it come with a little green tinge attached, but also carries with the patriotic colors of red, white and blue! Crafted specifically for the US Navy in 1944, the Emeco Navy Stools can withstand pretty much any punishment that you dish out. Guaranteed to last a good 150 years (Yup, that is what we call real warranty!) the stool offers adequate back support and adds an industrial element to your kitchen.

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Bar stool version of the Emeco Navy Chair is pretty sturdy

by Menter Architects

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Minimal bar stools stand out in the stylish kitchen

by Mark WIlliams Design Associates

Crafted from 80% recycled aluminum, this kitchen stool is obviously a boon for the planet’s health as well. Considering its long lifespan, the $730 that you shell out for one of these is definitely money well spent…

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Combining the chair and the bar stool form of the Emeco Navy

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Fresh accents of green in the kitchen

by Vendome Press

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Timeless and uncomplicated design of the Emeco Navy Stool

by Rosenow – Peterson Design

8. Jamaica Stool

There are plenty of design and fashion trends that the nightclubs of the early 90s saw which can be best described as ‘forgettable’. But the uber-cool and hip Jamaica Stool ($861) is an exception that has withstood the test of time. Created by Spanish designer Pepe Cortés in 1991 for the Big Ben Discotheque, the hip bar stool has made a smooth transition into contemporary kitchens over the last two decades. Its chrome-plated tubular structure and polished seat blends balance and poise with a fun and playful appeal.

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Ergonomic and modern kitchen bar stools

by Milgard Windows & Doors

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Brilliant modern kitchen with plenty of metallic hues

by Webber + Studio, Architects

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Lovely modern kitchen with smart seating options

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Spacious modern kitchen with smart lighting

by Steven Alvarez General Contractor

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Stylish stools can be tucked away with ease

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The bar stools add to the living room visual as well

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Light weight and compact Jamaica is perfect for small kitchens

by ZMK Group

9. Fjord Stool

Indulgent and exquisite, the Fjord High Bar Stool is for those who wish to pamper themselves with the very best. The lightweight stainless steel frame and the comfy leather seat of the Fjord Stool promise opulence that is only topped by its sculptural form and visual appeal. Clad in vivacious and rich colors this fascinating bar stool by Moroso will set you back by good $1875… Yup, that is a real hard tug on those purse strings but one look at the Fjord stool and you will realize that it is well worth the splurge.

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Fjord high bar stool in cool colorful orange

by David Sharff Architect

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Fun and playful design of the dashing bar stools

by Curtis Laney & Laney

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Exquisite Fjord bar stools in pristine white

by David Duncan Livingston

10. Radius Stool

If you are looking for a kitchen stool that adds modern Scandinavian elegance along with warm wooden tones, then the lovely stool is for you. Its innately elegant curves and minimal form combines class with comfort effortlessly. Crafted from maple, walnut or cherry veneer, it takes up very little space can be easily tucked away when not in use. Unlike some of the other models on display here, Radius is an absolute steal with the bar stool version priced at $199 and the counter stool costing $179 at Room&Board.

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Light shade of the bar stools offers lovely contrast to the dark kitchen backdrop

by HMH Architecture + Interiors

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Radius stool from Room&Board in black

by 2 Design Group

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Inexpensive and stylish bar stools for the kitchen

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Lone Radius Stool in the New York kitchen!

by Prestige Custom Building & Construction

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Unique design of the Radius Stool

by Concreteworks

If you are willing to splurge and bring home one of the more expensive bar stools, then think twice before settling on the model and the color. Keep in mind the height of your kitchen counter and also account for the legroom that you need. Picking the right kitchen stool is all about finding that ideal balance between aesthetics and ergonomics that works for your kitchen. So, which among the fabulous ten showcased here fit your kitchen best?

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