Sunday, 2 August 2009

Kitchen Counter Stools For Sipping Saki Or Sucking Smoothies

Your kitchen counter stool with a Japanese minimalism theme can double for sucking on those succulent morning fruit smoothies or sipping some teeny cups of Saki in the evening if you choose the bar set, bar chairs or stools that make the look come together.

You can go for the wooden stool or some backless counter stools if you want a very natural Zen style or choose some white vinyl swivel counter stools or a chrome counter height bar stool if you're after clean lines with a "soft green bamboo" feeling using more contemporary counter stools.

Here are some suggestions for a furniture bar stool that will go with these themes.

Zen Backless Counter Stools:

1. Xian Bar Stool - This is a modified Chinese classic, made from elm wood and has a rush seat. Choose your color: Java or Natural with a black stain finish.

2. Wabi Sabi Bench - One of the funkiest Zen theme seating ideas.

3. Ox Stool - With thick legs and looks like an Ox as its name suggests. Not delicate but very natural.

4. Have a look for yourself at Gingko Furniture, a company that specializes in Oriental themes using imperial palaces for stool inspiration. Please keep in mind that since each of the Zen style counter bar stools are handmade and follow the natural wood grain, there are no two pieces that are identical. However, if you go with the Gingko saddle seat counter stool style, rest assured that each stool has been finished using a 9-step process, which includes hand-rubbing each piece with lacquer.

Minimalistic Contemporary Counter Stools

5. Johnston Casuals Nova Adjustable Swivel Bar stool - metal back, swivel seat, adjustable height and all hand-made.

The entire collection of Johnston Casuals is minimalist and sleek contemporary in nature. They are a great choice for an inexpensive alternative to Japanese designer bar stools.

6. Eurostyle Fabia Adjustable Leatherette Seat Swivel Bar Stool - Chrome steel base and foot rest with a swivel leatherette seat and gas lift. (Buy online at: Eurostyle has a kitchen counter bar stool or a counter height swivel bar stool that will suit your needs when searching for any ultra modern counter stools.