Eulalie Dupuy Bar Stools November 29, 2017 18:05:05
Bar Stools - The continuous evolution: In the old days bar stools were strictly utilitarian just wooden pieces nailed together to form sturdy seats. There was not much call for aesthetic modifications and life back then was generally plain-looking by today`s standards. If you have seen movies depicting the medieval or Middle Ages then you will be familiar with the rough-hewn appearance of their furniture. They were often unpadded as well so sitting for long periods of time was not an attractive prospect. The Renaissance saw a sudden uprising in the call for beauty and everything became covered with carvings and etchings. These bar stools were no exception and their long legs in particular were made more aesthetically ornate. Padding as part of the seat and not as a separate cushion was also introduced. Not surprisingly not everyone could afford these fancy seats so the simple designs were still common in the seedier bars and public houses. This disparity is important to consider since it has led to the richness of choice that we have today. In the previous century every decade saw changes in popular fashion and aesthetics so public houses changed their appearance regularly. Those periods saw the use of chrome leatherette rotating seats and polyurethane foam. These stools became fixtures around counters literally speaking. Being bolted to the floor their fixed nature prevented them from being used in the inevitable bar brawl. Alcohol seems to often lead to violence of some sort and many a bar has seen destruction at the hands of inebriated patrons. At least the stools would be spared too much damage.
When space is at a premium in your bar or around your counter top you will want to either get a backless adjustable height stool to take up the least amount of space or you will go for a folding counter stool. A folding counter stool will collapse the back rest the seat and the legs into a single thin plane and so flattened will become highly useful for stowing away and for transporting it from room to room and even to an entirely new place altogether such as a second home.
When you are decided to pick a black leather bar stool sometimes termed counter stool either of a wood finish a contemporary chrome finish or a black metal finish to go with your existing bar top then you already know that a black leather bar stool will be an elegant and classy complement to your kitchen or bar area. Complementing a stainless steel finish kitchen with a chrome finish black leather stool will work as will complementing a wood-based kitchen style with a black leather and wood finish.
Leather: Most "Leather" that you will find in your bar stool search is actually fabric-backed vinyl. Due to the extra time and cost required for real leather seating the price of the bar stool will generally be $50 to $150 MORE than a comparable vinyl but will last much longer and feel much better due to its ability to "Breathe". Vinyl is prone to tearing cracking and warping more so than fabric or leather. Synthetic suede fabrics are a much better option if this is a concern. Sun dry air excessive heat and cold as well as exposure to certain chemicals or cleaners can also destroy vinyl.
34" and larger bar stools are used for counters that exceed 42" in height. Please double check your measurements before ordering a 34" seat height. These are common enough for manufacturers to produce them but most customers will need a bar stool in the 24" to 30" range.
Have you ever ridden a horse? When you sit in a saddle seat bar stool you get back the feeling of being in the saddle and this adds to the illusion of the grand old wild west times.