The company that designed the Toledo stool was originally a bicycle company that changed to making furniture as cars began to take over. The Toledo Metal Furniture Company’s furniture was designed to stand up to rugged conditions. These stools, designed in the early 1900s, were created with schools, industrial shops and tradespeople in mind. Their charming silhouettes and mix of bent wood and metal create a look that can go vintage industrial, mid-century modern, traditional or contemporary.
The Toledo stool is a classic piece with an industrial aesthetic that can work in just about any style of room.
Here the stools add Industrial-Age character to the mid-century vibe of this home.
Combined with the reclaimed wood, exposed brick and metal finishes, the vintage Toledo stools fit right in with industrial warehouse design of this loft.
These stools are not limited to the kitchen either. In the same loft, another vintage Toledo provides a perch in front of the mirror.
This is the backless cousin of the Toledo stool.
The wood on the stools harmonizes with the wooden table, benches and beams. The smaller stools next to the ottoman repeat this aesthetic.