the high and low of it…bar stools and breakfast bars

I have a love/hate-relationship with bar stools in general and breakfast bars in particular. More hate than love even, I would say, and that is why you won’t find neither in our home. The mere fact though that I write a post about it, could, however, be an indication that this is about to change…I just realised over time that it would actually be quite nice, on school days, having the children having their breakfast right there where I prepare it, in the kitchen. It would save time running back and forth to the dining table, and would actually be quite homey. I would probably also end up having my late morning coffee there.

In the last couple of years I have come across a few breakfast bars (mainly when either browsing my favourite design magazines or the high-end kitchen stores in London’s Wimpole Street) that I would happily allow into our kitchen – like the following by Boffi:

source: architonic
case system 5.0 . boffi / source: architonic

source: design best
source: design best

I am a huge fan of using concrete in interiors, polished floors and kitchen worktops being at the top of my list. The kitchen below is just beautiful. A truly innovative masterpiece by Steininger that combines purism and workmanship. The table extension is made of smoked oak. The concrete is only 8mm thick, light enough but not brittle.

150926 breakfast bars steininger concrete kitchen
pure . steininger / source: steininger masterpieces

Definitely food for thought. We have a large kitchen island and I have to find a way of incorporating a breakfast bar in the existing design. Watch this space…

Now, with a kitchen bar come bar stools. These are my current favourites:

150926 breakfast bars pinch IMO3
imo . pinch design / source: pinch design
150926 breakfast bars Zeitraum Morph (1)
morph . zeitraum / source: woont
1509929 BB muuto_visu_bar_stool_push_corky
visu . muuto / source: funktionalley
150926 BB Hay about a stool
about a stool aas32 . hay / source: victors design agency


imo . pinch design . white oiled oak seat and legs, matt lacquered oak seat and walnut legs or full black American walnut . £390-£420

morph . zeitraum . absolute abode .  £630 (american walnut)

visu . muuto . funktionalley . £630 (grey . black . oak)

about a stool aas32 . hay . nest . £169 (oak veneered base .  seat black or white)

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