By Bi5MiLl4hRunamuckfestival. Bar Tables. At Wednesday, November 14th 2018, 07:15:20 AM.
Traditional bar furniture is still dominated by the old 'Colonial' designs of chair, for example the 'Mates' and 'Captains' chairs with the Windsor and Wheelback chairs still being very popular. The Windsor chair has a history dating back to the 18th Century. Not surprisingly the first Windsor chairs were reputed to have been made in Windsor and developed from simply adding a few back spindles and a top rail to a regular joined wooden stool and gradually developed to the Windsor chair with sweeping curved back and decorative central supporting splat that is recognised as the classic design.
The single poseur tables are available either in turned wood or decorative cast iron. They can also be found with rectangular tops either on a double pedestal base or a conventional four legged base, this size being more suited to a larger bar, where space saving is not such an issue. The most popular traditional bar stools for these tables are either the backless 'Tudor' bar stools with decorative turned legs or the 'Captains' bar stools based on 19th century colonial furniture.
Of course fully upholstered sofas are popular especially in full leather to give the bar a relaxed ambience that encourages customers to stay, and of course spend more money on food and drink. As sofas take up more space than other forms of bar furniture, the proprietor can add chairs or bar stools into the plan to utilize the space available and accommodate more customers. Cube stools go particularly well with the leather sofas and can be upholstered in the same leather or a contrasting colour to add some variety and interest to the whole design. The choice of modern tall bar stools is extensive too, from a simple square chrome with square leather upholstered seat or more complex tubular pedestal bar stools with gas lift cushioning to give the customer extra comfort.