The humble stool is increasingly becoming the seat of choice in many hospitality venues. As always, commercial bar stools still take pride of place in the bars and pubs of Australia, but today they are also often found gracing the floors of restaurants and cafes. The rise in popularity of the stool has much to do with contemporary eating and drinking habits. Stools tend to fit with the relaxed, social and egalitarian style that has become popular in Australia in recent years.
Before you rush off to buy a new set of bar stools in Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane, you need to consider the look and feel of your establishment, the desired style of your stools and the size you will need them to be.
The traditional commercial bar stool is still the skyscraper of the seating world. Generally between 104 and 109cms, they are manufactured to fit comfortably under a standard bar, but are great anywhere where tables and surfaces are on the higher side. They are particularly well suited to venues where patrons are equally likely to sit or stand, as they even the heights out. The Café Club range includes the durable and versatile Flip Stool and the modern and elegant Scandinavian Stools.
Table height or counter height stools are slightly shorter than bar stools, but still significantly higher than the average chair. The height of these stools falls somewhere in the 70 to 100cm range and work well around tables or standing alone, outside or inside. Bar tables and stools are still a fantastic combination and you can let your style come through in your selections of these. Café Club have raw industrial stools in this size range, as well as softer Pier Stools that come in various colours and in round or square seating options.
We can get lower still. Bar stools in Sydney, Melbourne and elsewhere are frequently being used an alternative to chairs, even when they stand at a similar height. Low stools are ideal in coffee shops, beer gardens or laid-back outdoor areas. For ultra comfort, you might want to consider the relaxed sophistication of the Box Ottoman, or if you like European designs, the low Pier might just be for you.
If you have more eclectic tastes, you could always mix it up and provide your patrons with seating of different styles, shapes and sizes. Whatever your personal taste and the dimensions of the commercial bar stools you choose, you are sure to find a style that suits your venue at Café Club. You can also be sure that you’re getting commercial hospitality furniture of the highest quality that will withstand the rigours of the industry.