Technically these kitchen bar stools aren’t really barstools without a stool section actually supporting the seat off of the floor. Instead, the stool seat swings out from the bar as you push or pull the whole unit in or out in order to sit down or stand up.
The entire chair pivots on a wall mounted hinge bolted to the front face of the bar with all of its weight and yours resting on a cantilevered metal frame. Also appears that each of the individual round wooden seats swivel as a chair section separately from the main hinged pivot so you can turn around easier.
The combination rustic and industrial chic may not be all out victorian modern like this home’s steampunk kitchen and bar stools are, but they definitely cooked up some wild wild west handiwork in this mess hall. Those pivoting swing out hinged bracket supports are salvaged from some type of machine or tractor and certainly qualify for that steampunk design style.
Sure makes cleaning up easy with the suspended swivel seat always up off the floor. Just push in to swing out of the way of the aisle. Gives this loft’s lunchroom extra space when not in use too.
Would you hinge your home bar design on swing out stool seats?
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