The island is an important element in most kitchens. However, in modern and contemporary kitchens, it occupies a special place, being the element that usually separates the kitchen area from the living space. Most often, the kitchen island also doubles as a bar, breakfast table and similar options which is why the seating also has an important role in determining the overall look and function of the whole space. Figuring out the best design option for the kitchen island and seating can be a real challenge.
Bar stools are the most common option for kitchen islands. They come in a large variety of shapes, sizes and with all sorts of intriguing designs. An interesting idea is to combine two of more colors featured by bar stools with identical designs. A spacious kitchen can also feature a separate dining table complemented by stylish Flow chairs such as in this case.
Small kitchen islands can usually only accommodate two stools. Instead of looking at this as an inconvenient, you can make the most of the situation and select a pair of bar stools that complement each other in a quirky and interesting way. A matching pair can also work.
Another possibility is a kitchen island with a table/bar extension. A set of different functions can thus be combined this way in a really seamless and natural manner. The prep space and the serving area interact. As far as the seating goes, a set of high chairs such as the Bouchon-Siga featured here would look really beautiful.
There are other ways to integrate a table surface into the design of a kitchen island. A perpendicularity placement can work for certain types of layouts. In cases such as this one, the table can be lower than the rest of the island and can be accompanied by dining chairs. The Claire chair from Calligaris is a lovely choice here.
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