Round Up: Industrial Style Backless Drafting Stools

Round Up: Industrial Style Backless Drafting Stools

Leah Moss
Jan 13, 2010

Industrial style trends do not seem to be budging a bit this year, and that's just fine by us. We dig the sturdy vintage vibe and interesting lines of many factory staples, but we have a particular fondness for draftsman stools. Perfect as extra seating at the table or cocktail/side tables, these humble stools are high on our wish list. Lucky for us, options abound.

This pricey $495 puppy from Urban Remains Chicago is a 1920's industrial stool from Toledo Metal Furniture Co.

Adjustable from 21" to 29" with a 15" diameter top, this one is from etsy seller, Urban Accent Home. $150

The Iron Swivel Stool from Worldstock and currently available from Overstock is made from reclaimed iron, and comes in your choice of nickel or burnt wax. Adjustable from 18.5" to 28." $149

Sundance's Modern Times Factory Stool has a 14-1/2" diameter seat, and adjusts 22" to 28"H. $195.

Wisteria's Cooper's Small Draftsman Stool is inspired by the iron draftsman stools of the early 1900s. It's small curved seat 14" in diameter is probably not suited for use as a table, but it's slender sculptural silhouette makes it a beautiful option for extra seating.

Crate & Barrel's beloved Turner bar stool is adjustable from 18"- 24" and a 13" diameter seat. $199.

Restoration Hardware's Vintage Barstool is modeled after the vintage classic. It has a 14" diameter seat and adjusts from 25"–29". $295

Another pricey beauty from Urban Remains. This 1930s factory stool has a generous wooden seat diameter of 20 1/2" and height adjusts from 28"-34". &350

We've also seen dozens of vintage options filter through ebay when we entered "industrial stool" into the search box. What other sources can you share?

(Image: Restoration Hardware)

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