A modern kitchen with an open design looks even more elegant if you add a kitchen island, but only if paired with the right bar stools.
Barstools define the design story for your kitchen and enhance its functionality by creating a cosy nook – perfect for intimate snack times and dinner. They also help in creating a conversational flow that will charm up your otherwise simple cooking area or enliven an at-home bar.
Cattelan Italia’s versatile collection of bar stools is a testament to their signature aesthetic - enveloping bare simplicity in a luxurious finish for graceful modernity that remains unmatched.
These stools need to be sturdy, practical and stylish, especially if you want them to make a real statement. As you’ll see in today’s post, something as simple as a bar stool can be updated with luxury details and quality materials to create a stunning statement piece.
At FCI London, we have a wide, highly curated range of luxury barstools from several renowned brands. Yet, Cattelan Italia always seems to stand out for its stool collection as the brand has been perfectly balancing opulence with simplicity since 1979.
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The right barstool needs to be just the right height, position friendly, uber-comfortable and perhaps most importantly - easy on the eyes.
Cattelan Italia nails all these requirements by combining Italian craftsmanship with top-grade materials and their made-in-Italy guarantee. Their highly talented team of designers has helped create a collection of incredibly versatile stools – each with its unique character.
Cattelan Italia is built on the concepts of almost austere simplicity, which allows for its minimal charm to become the protagonist. Therefore, when you opt for their products, you will be creating a focal point that will exude luxury without ‘screaming’ it. Their high-quality materials and refined finishing speak for themselves.
These barstools will become a pivotal part of not just your kitchen or bar but your home itself because that is where some of your most treasured social interactions will take place, be it your everyday life or a special dinner.
Best Luxury Bar Stools by Cattelan Italia
Cattelan Italia has created a striking collection that homeowners and interior designers equally love. Here’s just a small selection of the ones our designers highly recommend:
1. Sofia - Best Upholstered Wooden Bar Stool
Many people prefer the rustic, quaint charm of wooden structures and may be interested in this stool, which features a sturdy yet sleek wooden base. The seat is lightly cushioned and comes with backrests for providing optimum comfort without creating an overbearingly plush appearance.
2. Wanda - Best Bar Stool with Arms
Speaking of comfort, many clients want the most comfortable barstools with armrests but fear the cost of coming across as unfashionable.
Cattelan Italia’s Wanda seeks to solve this issue. Designed by Paolo Cattelan himself, Wanda features a sinuous armrest that seems to flow along the backrest to create an undisturbed structure. These gentle curves are delineated by crisp stitch lines that bring just the right amount of detail.
It boasts a steel structure coated with extremely luxurious synthetic leather. This offers durability that will allow your stool to enhance your space for a long period of time. In fact, you can choose from a variety of upholstery finishings and colours for a perfectly bespoke experience.
3. Pancho - Most Unique Bar Stool
This is another very visually stimulating option by Cattelan Italia and it may as well have stepped straight out of a contemporary art gallery.
It is like a cylindrical-shaped steel drum in a distinctly industrial design with smooth, rounded contours creating an almost organic form of steel. The design appeal is further intensified by the brushed grey or bronze finish that is reminiscent of the Iron Age, while the wire-like footrests resemble piping. The Pancho is not for the faint-hearted - you'll need an open mind, a daring fortitude and a devil-may-care attitude to pull of this unique piece alongside your countertops.
This is the perfect choice for those not afraid of coming across as bold and whimsical.
Pancho pays tribute to the precious rods of minerals with its unique design. But just because it appears to be an art piece does not mean it lacks functionality. The embossed footrest perfectly paves the way for longer conversations with your loved ones.
With a strong structure and delicate stitching detail to the backrest, the Magda Couture has a subtle presence. Make a statement by choosing a contrasting base and upper, or go for a sleek design by matching the legs to the seat. With over 66 colour choices, with the Magda Stool, you can go for something simple and subtle, or create a real statement piece.
Perfectly blending contemporary and traditional style, Magda is perfect if you want the best of both worlds. With a wide base in wood with a contrasting supporting bar, this stool would look as at home in a modern setting as it would in more classic interiors. Choose from multiple options for the base and over 100 different finishes for the seat to create your own unique style.
Made from beautifully soft leather and with a contrasting sturdy wood base, Dumbo oozes sophistication. With a high back and slight overhang on the seat, this design ensures maximum comfort without any compromise on style. Modern but with a mid-century feel, the wood base can be made in four unique finishes, while there are over 100 choices for the seat.
You can also choose to pair it with the matching Dumbo dining chair and if a setting like this is of interest to you, then you must check out this list of matching dining chairs and bar stool sets.
With a contemporary and industrial feel, Axel has a strong and grounding base. Featuring a sturdy cross to the base and supported on a single metal pole, this style is both minimal and striking at the same time. The pleating to the seat adds a contrasting feminine side and the seat can be upholstered with fabrics and colours. The height of this stool is adjustable, making it practical too.
This design is sleek and contemporary. With a different base, Toto features a simple flat design with a square base available in a black or chrome finish. The striking footrest adds extra comfort, while the padded seat ensures maximum support.
This style screams high-end design with a relaxed vibe. Featuring a simple unpadded but comfortable leather seat, Toto X can be designed with a rustic feel in tan or more contemporary in black or white leather. The unique triangle shape footrest is a real talking point and will also add comfort to everyone that sits on the stool.
This ultralight stool swivels and comes with a piston that can adjust the height, including to the lowest setting where your barstool functions as a chair. Four polished aluminium spokes are topped with a base, column and footrest in titanium or black. The fabric seats are chic and expensive looking. The Victor is a classy choice that is also extra functional.
Squat and with angular shapes, Pepe has a unique presence. Ideal for enhancing breakfast or drinking bars in modern homes, it features thin but strong metal to the base and a curved seat with a mini backrest. Available in over 20 unique finishes, Pepe has a subtle yet impactful presence.
Made from metal and with a sleek feel to it, Alessio reinvents a classic design. Providing strength and durability, the industrial frame is softened by the leather upholstered shell seat and slightly angled backrest. Available in five finishes for the frame and over 20 for the seat, with this style, it’s easy to create a finish that perfectly suits your scheme.
Anna has a lovely luxurious feel to it. With a deeply padded seat and contrasting high-shine legs, it comes in two different sizes to cater to a variety of different bars and tall tables. With a chrome base and over 100 different options for the seat covering, this is best suited to contemporary interiors with a warm and cosy edge.
Strong and rustic with a real presence to it, Arcadia is as at home in an industrial living room as it is a country kitchen. This versatile piece is luxurious, with the base made from wood and the seat available in a range of high-end materials. Available in two height sizes, it will add that all-important stylish edge to your breakfast bar.
This quirky design has a punchy and characterful feel. Made from one single material and in a single shade, the most striking detail is the contrasting foot bar to the base. Square and in some senses a little squat, Cliff is ideal if you want to add a pop of colour to your scheme.
Norma is a classic number both in style and functionality. At first glance, it looks like an everyday chair, but there are small details that set it apart is being subtly sophisticated. It is embellished by glamourous diamond-shaped quilting on the backrest and has fully customisable soft leather seats. Truly an understated item that whispers quiet elegance.
Bar stools don’t come much more contemporary and unique than this. More a work of art than a place to sit, Coco has the wow factor and will be a real talking point in your clients’ homes. With a unique tripod-style frame, the curved kidney bean-shaped seat and metal backrest add interest and soften the look.
What particularly makes this one stand out is its structure - how its curved seat sits atop chrome legs that converge out only to be joined with sinuous footrests – it’s a masterful example of how contemporary designs can add so much personality.
With a strong industrial base and deep tub chair top, Flaminio is an extravagant design that really speaks for itself. The curved edges of the armrests and the soft pleating to the backrest add just the right amount of detail and soften the overall design – a fantastic contrast against the industrial metal legs.
Sophisticated and stylish, Isabel has a grownup and luxurious feel to it. With a strong but light base, these stools will help add to the feeling of space within the home. The soft upholstered seat offers impressive comfort, while the simple foldover design of the fabric to the backrest adds a unique finish.
This unique and charming design gets its name from the seat's shape. Striking the perfect balance between comfort and aesthetics, Kiss is a picture of fine Italian workmanship.
Made from chromed stainless steel, this premium quality stool features a long seat and rounded backrest, as well as a metal footrest that is a striking design feature and also adds to the comfort level.
With so many options, you will surely find the perfect barstool to suit your needs with Cattelan Italia. Their name guarantees quality and luxury from the material to the manufacturing to the final touches. Almost all their products come with customisation options which is a testament to their attention to detail in catering to your personalised needs.
So, thanks to Cattelan Italia’s widely diverse range of barstools, you can find an option that will precisely cater to your needs.
With Cattelan Italia, there’s something to suit even the most particular person and the most difficult of spaces.
If you’re a designer, you can be sure that Cattelan Italia bar stools will impress your clients. And if you’re a homeowner looking for something unique, then trust us, introducing a breakfast or at-home bar is a fantastic way to add more versatile seating and dining space. On-trend and highly sought after, a stylish bar paired with modern stools will completely transform how you use your space.
If you want to purchase any of the above products or if you want to learn more about our collection, just book an appointment and one of our Cattelan Italia experts will be in touch with you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How much do Cattelan Italia bar stools cost?
Cattelan Italia bar stools at FCI London start at around £351 and can go up to £1400. The exact price will vary depending on your chosen material and finishes.
Q. How can I order Cattelan Italia bar stools in the UK?
You can order them through our website or visit our London showroom for a free interior design consultation. Our award-winning team will help you choose the best stools for your space. As the official Cattelan Italia UK stockist, we have all the Cattelan Italia products available at unbeatable prices.
Q. Can Cattelan Italia bar stools be customised?
Most Cattelan Italia stools can be customised as multiple finishes are available for the frame, while many different fabrics and leather colours are available for the seats. You can browse through the different samples in our showroom.
Q. Are Cattelan Italia bar stools comfortable?
Yes, they are undoubtedly the most comfortable stools in the market, which is why almost all high-end interior designers use them in their projects. Cattelan Italia has always been known for its focus on research and high-quality materials that allow it to produce ergonomic stools that are both functional and aesthetic.