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Backless Barstools – Exploring The Latest Trends


If you’re looking for the perfect seat for groups and one which offers plenty of interaction, then it has to be the backless barstool. These stylish seats are extremely versatile and have come a long way from the bolted down type of backless stool which was once the stool of choice for many establishments. Today’s backless stools can be found in a wide range of eateries from sushi bars to burger bars and cafes to creperies and are the go to furniture for modern estabishments.

So if you’re considering backless stools for your cafe here are 3 design elements to look out for:

#1 Mixed materials

Similar to the way in which customers are now seeking unique foods and flavours when they eat out, so backless barstools are being manufactured with a combination of different materials. Not only does this look attractive but it’s a quick and easy way of adding different textures and colours into your cafe space. Depending on their finish, backless barstools can make your space feel modern and cool or warm and comforting.

Don’t be scared to use colour either. Many of the barstools that we drool over use coloured metal frames to highlight their gorgeous wood seats, giving a look that is totally unexpected. One of our favourite backless stools that does this look so well is our replica Tolix bar stool which fits extremely well into an industrial scheme. They’re perfect for cafes and bars because they actually look better with a few dents and bumps in them, and clean up is a breeze.

#2 Add some soul

 When modernising your cafe try and add some soul or personality. Diners are itching to try new and unusual flavours and foods and to go with that they want an interior that’s equally warming for the soul. We’re seeing simple modern architectural spaces which offer comfort to their customers but also warmth and character, which lends itself better to sitting and enjoying a drink or a meal, far better than a slick, cold environment.

Adding wood always adds warmth to a modern space and for a modern approach consider backless barstools with lighter finishes, curvatures, or dipped socks. One stool which fits the bill is our Loft stool which has light timberlook steel legs for added strength and a curved black seat.

#3 Comfort counts

Don’t forget that comfort is one of the most important aspects when choosing your backless barstools. Eating out is a social experience and people want to feel comfortable and relaxed, ready to interact with others. That’s just the feeling that backless barstools evoke. Their casual nature makes the space appear inviting and social. Choose stools like our adjustable Detroit stool or our Hairpin stool in red, which offer comfort without compromising on quality.

With so many gorgeous backless barstools to choose from, it’s no wonder that they’re popping up everywhere. Their laid back style satisfies modern diners and the good news is that they’re here to stay. Why not take a closer look at our range of backless barstools either in our online store, download our latest furniture catalogue, or drop by our showroom and try them out for size. If you need any further information on any of our products then do give us a call on (02) 8379 7737 and we’ll be happy to assist in whatever way we can.

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