Picture this: Its 1683, Dublin, Ireland – A guy walks into a bar and asks for his favorite brew. The bartender obliges and hands it off. He sits down enjoys his drink, maybe asks for another, then sits back and relaxes. I am sure that guy would have never thought that what he was sitting on was a potential household dynamo. The bar stool would in later years not only be practical but also, be an essential piece of furniture for its superior functionality in American homes.
When I first heard of a bar stool, I naturally thought of the local pub in town; I never realized that the craze of the bar stool has taken hold of modern American décor.
Maybe I missed something, maybe I had just as much knowledge as the guy from 1683 drinking in his local pub, but there is no doubt about it – “The Mighty Bar Stool” has cometh.
Call it a form of furniture enlightenment, the bar stool popped up all over the place just as quickly as it popped into my mind. No place was safe; it became a bar stool invasion. Why would people accept such ancient furniture into their home, and make everyday use of it?
Well, lets see. We have the following:
Bar stools have been around for centuries (slowly planning their attack no less)
Modern America has integrated the bar stool into everyday living as a common piece of furniture
I just coined the phrase “Furniture Enlightenment” (wink, wink)
Well to my amazement bar stools impacted home furniture by its diversity of necessity.
What does diversity of necessity mean? Its simple, means that bar stools became easily adaptable to common furniture needs in our homes. We can place them in kitchens, dens, family rooms, basements, outdoors, or anywhere else. The bar stool has become a token piece of furniture.
Bar Stools, as best that I can see are the stepping stool (no pun intended) for better diversity for our home décor. Meaning they allow more fluidity in our selections of the overall presence in the home. We need easy movable seating for a small kitchen, basement, patio, or anywhere else – Bar Stool. We want to create an area to socialize in the home or maybe create a home bar – Hello Bar Stool. There is no escape.
The species of bar stool comes in many forms, colors, and designs – Vintage Bar Stools, Modern and even Retro Bar Stools Once thought to only flourish in a pub or a bar, the bar stool has conquered its questionable and gritty history, to find its place in our very homes. The bar stool market surges forward in local and online furniture stores as consumers put it in demand. So if you have not realized the furniture coup d’etat that has transpired over the course of centuries, do not despair you are not alone. In such times there is one motto I leave you with to prepare you for this upheaval – ” If you can’t beat them… Join them”
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Copyright 2006 by Damon N. Burgess