Blog/Five Hairpin Designs From Cult Furniture

three bar stools with hairpin legs in copper and brass from cult furniture

Left to right: Cult Design Hendrix metal swivel bar stool in solid elm wood and brass, £89, Cult Living hairpin square metal bar stool with dark wood seat, £69, Cult Living Talbot metal swivel stool in solid elm wood with copper hairpin legs, £38, all Cult Furniture


a pair of industrial style kitchen bar stools with hairpin legs in copper

Slimline yet sturdy, hairpin leg designs add an industrial touch to any interior.

A fine example of form meeting function, the first hairpin leg was developed in 1941. Its minimalist form and reduced material costs saw it define wartime design. And now, over 75 years later, the quirky yet sturdy design is still just as popular with those who live in industrial conversions as with those who don’t.

From modern creations to timeless classics, Cult Furniture believes beautiful design should be accessible to all who desire it. And we couldn’t agree more. Combining glamour and industrial influence, each of these mirrored and metallic designs offer something to reflect on. High shine, rustic or matt, these slimline yet sturdy hairpin pieces are the perfect finishing touch to any kitchen, bedroom or living room scheme. But trend-led or traditional, there is an impressive variety of styles that ensures each hairpin design is adaptable to a wide variety of interiors. We share five of our favourite hairpin designs from Cult Furniture that combine two popular trends: metals and mid-century details. 

(Above) 1. The Hendrix swivel stool in metallic brass has a dynamic 'continuous' design. Its solid wood seat can be adjusted in height to suit the table or a breakfast bar. 2. Functional in design, this simple square bar stool offers a different take on the metal hairpin trend. With raw steel legs and a dark wood seat it’s an effective way to introduce industrial attitude to just about any scheme. 3. The contemporary Talbot stool can be easily incorporated into any interior. It features a height adjustable seat and a stylish circular footrest for extra comfort.

(Below) A durable, sturdy design this simple hairpin bench is complete with a choice of gold or copper legs. A solid Elm top is available in either natural or dark wood. Style it in your entrance or hallway for slimline storage or seating.

Inspired by this feature? Find unique industrial style lighting and accessories on Cult Furniture’s informative and easy to use website. And while you're there why not take a look at their impressive collection of bar stools and stools. If you’re based in the UK, be sure to take advantage of their next day delivery option. For more designs featuring hairpin legs see how we bent the rules in Warehouse Home Issue Six.

All images featured have been provided courtesy of Cult Furniture. Lifestyle photography by Ivona Moore.

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five of the best designs with hairpin legs from cult furniture as selected by warehouse home interior design magazine

Left to right: Cult Living hairpin metal bench with solid elm wood top in brown and gold, £119, and in copper, £119, Cult Furniture