Where were barstools invented? Who was the creator of the bar stool?
You can search high and low, up and down, but you will never find an exact answer to those questions. It is unclear who initially created the barstool or where it was first created. What we do know is that they were developed out of a necessity.
Bars are popular all around the world and have been popular for hundreds of years. A bar was built at a height in which it would allow a bartender to serve drinks without bending over. As most people sit at tables and booths in bars they would just get up and go to the bar and place their order for drinks while standing. It was at the bar where the standard dining chair evolved. There was a demand from people that wanted to sit at the bar and converse with the bartender or a few friends. By sitting at the bar it would allow them to purchase drinks without ever having to stand or walk. The problem was if you took a standard chair up to the bar to sit you would be staring at the bar. The chair was to short to compensate for the height of the bar. This is when people got the idea to create a chair that had longer legs on them. This is how the barstool name came to be.
As barstools grew in popularity at bars and restaurants people began to change their styles in the home. People started putting breakfast bars in their home which required a bar height chair. They also began finishing their basements. In their basements they began putting bars and pub tables which all require barstools. For these reasons barstools evolved from simple wood stools to true pieces of furniture. Bar stools now come in a multitude of different shapes and sizes ranging from 24″ up to 30″.
What people are looking for today are in style barstools. They want barstools that fit their style and work in a room that is already finished. As families are spending more and more time at home their houses are turning in to a true entertainment hub. We have evolved from just wanting our home to function to wanting it to function and be stylish.
With these changes there are hundreds upon hundreds of sizes and styles of barstools today. What barstools work for you? Do you need counter height? How about bar height? Do you need swivel bar stools? Or stationery? Do you need one with a back and arms? Maybe you need a backless barstool? Do you need a padded seat? How about colors? We could go on with these questions, but you get the idea. There are hundreds of options. We hope to make this selection process as simple as possible for you. Stay with us and in no time you will find that perfect barstool for your home.