Setting the bar

Get the basics sorted with some great stools and half the work’s done in making your kitchen look good. We’ve rounded up a bunch of the best.


The natural look never falls out of favour – just choose a shape to suit the scene. Touches of leather complement wood well.

FROM LEFT Serious chair, $800, Radial stool, $439, Copenhague bar stool by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, $848, RD bar stool, $795,

Lovers of monochrome are in luck – options abound. Go for sleek, modern materials and forms, or turn your attention to texture.

FROM LEFT Leather Weave bar stool, $479, Nerd bar stool, $995; Zigzag bar stool, $475, S2 stool by David Moreland, $469,


Equally cool with contemporary lines or for channelling a retro vibe. Consider style and comfort when taking your pick.

FROM LEFT Tractor stool, $199, Rangitoto stool, $299, Encore bar stool, $399, Wrap stool, $470,

Have fun with it and make your seating a focal point. Choose a hue that ties in with another décor element, like your splashback.

FROM LEFT Branca stool by Mattiazzi, $1001, Beetle stool by Gubi, $2684, Osso stool by Mattiazzi, $1112, Baker stool, $400,

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