Design-centric barstools needn’t be limited to the kitchen. Sturdy and sleek, these high-seated weatherproof chairs are the perfect addition to a garden soiree. Available in a rainbow of bold colors, they look even better without the bar.
1. Lucy Counter Stool Stylish and comfortable, this airy stool is made from rustproof galvanized iron with a powder finish. It comes in white, orange, or peacock blue. ($450; Bend Seating)
2. Forest Barstool A tree-filled forest motif and durable frame (made from powder-coated die-cast aluminum) are obvious choices for outdoor entertaining. ($1,316; Janus et Cie)
3. Woopy Stool Designer Karim Rashid creates his brightly colored stools from single pieces of rotomolded polyethylene. A discretely placed chromium-plated tube serves as a footrest. ($344; B-Line)