Today’s backless stools are a far cry from the rather bland vinyl topped retro bar stools that you may remember, depending on your age of course. Things have changed – and for the better – and the humble backless bar stool is now a must-have for all modern cafes and bars. They can be seen everywhere from sushi counters to juice bars and even burger chains.
But why do backless bar stools rock?
The answer is simple. They’re stylish, versatile, and just perfect for gatherings and interacting with others. If you’re considering backless bar stools then there are 3 design aspects to look out for:
Variety of materials
Just as people crave a variety of food and unique flavours, so today’s backless barstools are available in a variety of materials. It makes sense really – just by mixing materials in your cafe or bar, you’re adding texture and layers which draw the eye and engage with your customers, in a simple way which has real impact. Depending on the stools and materials backless bar stools can make your space feel warm and cosy or cool and modern.
Don’t be afraid to make use of colour with mixed materials either. One of our favourites is the replica Tolix stool which features a choice of brightly coloured metal frame topped with a tactile timber seat – heavenly! This rugged industrial style is ideal for busy cafes bcause it’s very durable and even if it gets the odd knock or two, it just seems to add to its character. Another great stool that’s brimming with personality is our Hairpin stool in white with a round timber seat.
Add some soul
Modern cafes are all well and good but they can look a little too slick, cold and almost clinical – not especially inviting. Diners are looking for cafes and restaurants with unique, inviting food and interiors to match.
One way to avoid an overdose of slickness is to use all wood backless bar stools. These instantly add warmth and a feeling of comfort to a modern interior. To keep things modern think of light wood finishes with intricate details such as dipped socks or slight curvatures. As menus become more simple, fresh, and soulful so should your furniture.
Let’s not forget that customers want to feel comfortable if they are to enjoy their dining experience and have the chance to be sociable if they feel like doing so. Todays customers want to enjoy a variety of experiences within one space with the opportunity to interact.
This is exactly what the backless stool is about. Because of its casual demeanour, your dining space immediately feels more inviting and more social. For a comfortable relaxed stool that doesn’t compromise on style consider No. 18 Benwood stool with its embossed seat or our Helen stools with their frosted frames and timber seats.
The laid back style of backless bar stools suits a modern day diner’s preference, and is most defnitely here to stay.