The History of Stools

May 10, 2011 · Posted in Touchless Hygiene Systems 

We often see them in bars, but other forms are also found in homes. Stools have become widely used furniture pieces, and they sure have a colorful and interesting history. You see, in England, a stool was originally a seat for just one person. Unlike chairs, stools have no back and can be transferred or moved.

Before, only the important or upper class people can sit in chairs. Stools were reserved for the commoners or the masses. Stools were found in workshops and offices to be used by subordinates. They were also put to everyday use like when milking cows.

Early stools had three splayed legs, but the most common stool form became the four-legged joint stool. Then the footstools emerged, the lowest form of use on a stool. Footstools, however, made it to the homes of the rich. Those designed for richer households were usually upholstered with luxurious fabric and wooden parts were intricately designed.

House Fresnay - Weightless Round Kitchen Stools, Designed By Haldane Martin, Photo Micky Hoyle

Soon, stools were being used when there are not enough seats in a table or bar. It was for this reason that barstools came about. Barstools gained popularity back in the 50s and 60s when nearly every bar and restaurant in America started using barstools. At present barstools are still being used in many establishments.

Another form of stool is the step stool. Step stools allow users to reach higher or elevated places, like a librarian reaching for a book from the top shelf. Today, step stools are commonly used by children, allowing them to reach table or countertops. Step stools also allow the children to reach the sink when washing their hands or brushing their teeth.

There are various designs of step stools available, but parents often choose the sturdy and slip-proof models to prevent accidents. Modern designs of step stools are a far cry from those of its predecessors. Take Kidz Step for example. It is self-retracting, so it’s easy to keep underneath the counter after use. It can also support loads of up to 600 lbs. and has no pinch points.

The stool may be an overlooked piece of furniture, but given its history and how it has evolved into many various forms, it is one piece of furniture that’s going to be used by more generations to come.

Creative Commons License photo credit: AnnieGreenSpringsCreative Commons License photo credit: HALDANE MARTIN

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