Iconic Mid-century Modern Kitchen Stools That are Still on Trend in 2023

The role of the modern Australian kitchen has evolved to a largely open-plan space where family and friends gather, meals are taken, days planned, conversations shared, and downtime enjoyed.

Apart from the ‘traditional’ dining area, the kitchen will often incorporate casual seating at the bench. And while modern kitchen trends have evolved to accommodate this, incorporating a TH Brown kitchen stool into the overall design aesthetics has the ability to lift a kitchen to another level and elevate the space.

Choose any kitchen stool, and it will do its job, but with a TH Brown Danish or Martelle kitchen stool, you’re choosing an iconic furniture piece that delivers style, design, form, function, and a story.

In fact, TH Brown continues to celebrate their iconic and timeless Australian designs by reissuing a curated selection of popular furniture pieces from an extensive catalogue of designs by Peter Brown (1924-2012).

Peter’s son Simon Brown and his wife, Toni Briggs-Brown, relaunched the TH Brown brand in 2017 and began researching the vast back catalogue of his father’s designs. The newly reissued items continue to be produced under the nuanced eye of the duo to the same exacting standards as the original pieces.

TH Brown has always been known for its design innovation and product quality, with iconic pieces that have been tested and are as timeless today as they were 50 years ago.

The Danish and Martelle kitchen stools are iconic examples of mid-century modern furniture design. With a chameleon-like presence, these stunning kitchen stools transcend time and style while exhibiting presence and posture. They shouldn’t work in a Hampton’s or New York loft-style kitchen space, but they do. The combination of a beautifully designed kitchen and a TH Brown kitchen stool will elevate your entire kitchen space to the next level.

Why a TH Brown Kitchen Stool?

What goes into the creation of such a stylish, timeless piece of furniture?

Ergonomics: Ergonomic standards suggest a comfortable distance from your kitchen bar counter to the stool seat should be approximately 25-30 cm and the distance from the seat to the footrest around 45 cm. A TH Brown Danish bar stool has a curved back and a height-adjustable swivel seat to find the perfect height to suit just about everyone.

Material: Our beautiful Danish and Martelle kitchen stools are crafted from Ash. While a style statement unto themselves, both will blend seamlessly with the design aesthetics of your kitchen space rather than overpowering it.

Upholstery: Using a quality cover like Italian leather in creating our kitchen stools means the seats are comfortable for extended sitting and will age beautifully to develop a patina reminiscent of good quality leather.

Style: Even though our stunning Danish and Martelle kitchen stools are faithful reissues of our iconic mid-century modern designs, they work beautifully in any contemporary kitchen space. The combinations of timber finishes and a range of Italian leathers mean they can be customised to suit while becoming an integral part of the kitchen area.

Quality: The quality, care, and craftsmanship in every TH Brown kitchen stool are exemplary. Even after 50 years, the care, dedication,and exacting standards in producing our stools remain the same. Each kitchen stool includes a TH Brown badge with a unique serial number, a certificate of authenticity, and a ten-year warranty.

An Iconic Heirloom for New Generations

The revival of iconic, heirloom furniture pieces like the Danish and Martelle kitchen stools from TH Brown has engaged a new generation. They come to TH Brown to find that piece of furniture that speaks to them. To discover an iconic furniture piece with a design history that resonates with their own individuality and personal design aesthetics so that it becomes part of their family’s narrative.

As Toni Briggs-Brown eloquently explains,

“The kitchen stool bar stool is, I think, one of the only pieces of furniture within the kitchen space. It’s sometimes under-valued in regard to the difference that a beautifully designed piece can make in actual functionality and in the form and the aesthetic of the space.”