Bar stools & chairs

Our bar stools and chairs are the ideal height for kitchen islands, breakfast bars and high work desks. At Finnish Design Shop we have a wide selection of beautiful Scandinavian bar stools and chairs from both Nordic and international brands. Browse our collection of designer bar stools and chairs to find everything you need to create unique and welcoming spaces with a Scandinavian feel.

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Designer bar stools and bar chairs to complete modern homes, restaurants and office spaces

Dive into our curated selection of designer bar stools and chairs, where the essence of Nordic design comes alive in every curve and line. These modern bar stools and chairs are thoughtfully designed to enrich your gatherings and daily moments, making each sip of morning coffee or evening unwind a little more comfortable.

Join us in celebrating the functional elegance of Scandinavian bar stools and breakfast bar chairs!

Modern bar stools in a range of materials

Our collection of Nordic and Scandinavian bar stools includes chairs and stools in various shapes, styles, and colours, in both natural and industrial materials:

• Embrace the warm quality of wooden bar stools.
• Decorate with sleek and hard-wearing metal bar stools.
• Discover the versatile world of plastic bar stools.

For fine examples of classic woodwork traditions, take a look at the wooden bar stools by Artek, Nikari and Sibast, and for modern Danish bar chairs, feel free to delve into collections of HAY, Audo Copenhagen and Normann Copenhagen. You'll find luxurious designer bar chairs with comfortable seats as well as minimalist bar stools with sculptural lines and a modern, functional aesthetic.

If you prefer simplicity and minimalism, consider choosing bar stools that match the colours and materials used in your kitchen, dining space or work area. For an eclectic look, mix and match different bar stools and chairs to create your own unique spaces. Another way to add colour to your interior as well as to enhance the comfort of your chairs is to add accessories from our collections of seat cushions.

Nordic bar stools and chairs to create inviting interiors

• Bar stools for kitchen and dining areas: Bar stools and bar chairs add the final touch to a kitchen island or breakfast bar and create a cosy, relaxed atmosphere in dining areas, offering a relaxed place to enjoy breakfast or a meal. Bar stools and high stools can also give your kitchen or dining space a stylish contemporary look.

• Tall stools and bar chairs for office spaces: Beyond the kitchen, bar chairs and high stools contribute to the ideal seating at a high work desk, standing desk or perhaps even a customer service counter. In Finnish Design Shop's collection, you'll find a variety of bar stools, bar chairs and other counter-height stools, leather bar stools, stackable chairs, swivel bar stools and bar stools with armrests.

• Outdoor bar chairs and stools: Outdoor bar chairs invite you to enjoy alfresco dining on the patio or balcony. If you're looking for outdoor bar stools, browse our selection of outdoor chairs.

For fully coordinated interiors, look for other furniture designs from the same brands and designers in our furniture collection. You'll also find Scandi dining chairs from the same top designers in our dining chair collection.

What's the difference between bar stools and counter stools?

Many of our designer bar stools and chairs are available in two heights: counter height and bar height. In general, counter-height stools are slightly lower than bar stool chairs designed for kitchen islands or breakfast bars. If you need chairs or stools suited to standard-height tables, counters and desks, visit our selection of luxury counter-height stools.

Not sure what type is best for your table or counter, keep in mind that counter-height stools are usually about 60 cm–65 cm and bar-height stools about 70 cm–75 cm in height.

Read Design Stories for inspiration!

Discover more contemporary bar stool designs and new ideas and tips for your spaces in Finnish Design Shop's online magazine, Design Stories. You'll find the latest articles on Nordic home design and interior decoration as well as Scandinavian and international design news. Here are a few Design Stories articles featuring modern bar stools and chairs:

Muuto's Nerd stool: David Geckeler creates contemporary pieces deeply rooted in Scandinavian traditions >
Sibast No 7 bar stool: Passion for design runs in the family for Danish Sibast Furniture >
Vaarnii's 001 bar stool: For designer Fredrik Paulsen, pine is the mightiest of materials >
• Muuto's Visu bar stool by Mika Tolvanen: “The Visu chair taught me the importance and difficulty of keeping it simple” >