How to Choose a Bar Stool

There’s a lot to consider when choosing a bar stool, so we’ve put together some tips to help make the best decisions for your café, bar or restaurant.

There are three standard heights in bar stools – 750mm high, 650mm high and 450mm high.

So which stool height is right for me?

750 – this is your traditional height for hospitality, pairing with bar leaners at 1050mm high. It is a great height for conversation, dining and drinking.

650 – this versatile height is used in domestic and hospitality settings. Designed to pair with 900mm high leaners or standard kitchen counter height.

450 – a great alternative to a café or dining chair, the 450mm stool is designed for standard table height.

Stools typically offer a more compact footprint than dining chairs, making them a great option to maximise space when designing your layout. Our recommendation is to allow a width of 600mm per stool when spacing your seating.

Once you’ve selected your height and designed your space, it’s time to take things to the next level. Does your space need a stacking stool? Or are you after a touch of sophistication by adding upholstery. Most of our stool collections are available in multiple heights, and almost all are able to be personalised with paint colours, powder coat colours and upholstery.

Browse our bar stools for inspiration.
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