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Traditional Bar Stools - A Modern Take

By Philippa Baker, 23rd October, 2011

Traditional bar stools have always had the connotation of a hard, square, wooden seat set on four wooden legs... but Atlantic Shopping are striving to break the mould with a range of fashionable new bar stools released this last week. Still utilising the traditional materials of wood and leather, these updated designs are ideal for revitalising any dated kitchen or bar space with their signature style.

Drift Oak & White Bar Stool

Drift Oak Bar Stool

Though the Mechu Bar Stool is a wooden four-legged stool, this fantastic fixed height design is far from dull. With a compact, boxed style frame fashioned from wood, its beautiful black satin finish picks out the grain beautifully. It has an architectural, almost Bauhaus feel, with the seat surface curving gracefully round the edges. A footrest bracing bar connects all four of the legs, resulting in a strong and sturdy piece of furniture with a chic minimalist style. (December 2014 - Please note, the Mechu has now been discontinued. We would recommend the Charlotte if you're looking for satin black painted wood).

The new collection also includes a range of padded stools, with comfortable cushioning for that luxury touch. First up is the Empire, which is available in two contrasting combinations, each as different yet as striking as the other. A light beech frame comes with timeless black faux leather upholstery on the seat cushion and backrest, or you can opt for a dark walnut frame with cream faux leather. Both are full of classic character. (March 2015 - Unfortunately the Empire has now been discontinued. Please see the Tetbury Oak Bar Stool Black Leather as a great alternative.)

  • Mechu Bar Stool BlackMechu
  • Empire Beech And Black Leather StoolEmpire
  • Regency Stool Walnut And CreamRegency


Next up is the Regency Stool, arguably even more striking than the previous two thanks to its effortlessly eye-catching design. Whilst the frame may seem simple it has excellent impact, with upright front legs set against arching rear legs, and a wide rectangular backrest for support. The cream faux leather upholstery contrasts beautifully against the divine walnut finished wooden frame, sure to stand out in any kitchen or bar space.


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