Featuring a bolted single-ring construction with one-inch metal tubes fashioned from 18-gauge steel, the 1950 Counter Stool is built to last at least until the next cold war—or until they reboot Leave It to Beaver. A piece that recalls the hometown glitz of 1950s America, this padded Richardson Seating design is upholstered in vinyl and features a 360-degree swivel seat for that authentic soda fountain spin.
Richardson Seating’s roots go back to the 1950s, when founder Harry Richardson started a furniture-manufacturing business with his dad and brother. Established in 1975, the Chicago brand is a similar family affair that specializes in diner-inspired seating. Its versatile pieces—ranging from tufted stools to wingback chairs—work equally well in the dining room or den.