Chrome contemporary stools have never lost their popularity or identity. The shiny curved surfaces have caught the imagination of many designers. A growing number of people choose to add nostalgic items to their home. The chromite bar stools today fit in ideally around the kitchen island. The slightly akimbo chrome foot rests are still incorporated into the futuristic style of these chairs that are a pleasant progression from the more austere style of Googie's predecessors.
Chrome contemporary stools have never lost their popularity or identity. The shiny curved surfaces have caught the imagination of many designers. A growing number of people choose to add nostalgic items to their home. The chromite bar stools today fit in ideally around the kitchen island. The slightly akimbo chrome foot rests are still incorporated into the futuristic style of these chairs that are a pleasant progression from the more austere style of Googie’s predecessors.
The interest in Space Aged themes is still prevalent today. This style emerged onto the interior decorating scene in the 1950s and 60s. These futuristic designs project an optimism towards what has yet to happen. The bar stool shaped into ergonomically appealing geometric seats are a reminder that form and function play an integral part in the design of these pieces.
Super stylish ice cream scoop bar stools are made from a metallic-toned semi-transparent acrylic material. While the chromite shines with a great robustness to it the designers have emerged with a vast reworking of the shapes and materials atop the shiny pedestal base. There is something endearing about this Googie style and many people from a new generation are embracing it wholeheartedly.
Chrome is produced from chromium that gives the futuristic styles their bold statements. The metallic coating is also used on car accessories but much less than when it had its heyday in the 1960s. The crisp eye-catching shine continues to be incorporated in today’s kitchens, bathrooms and other living areas. Chrome bar stools will last for many decades since the hard coating is resilient to dings and scratches.
Chromium oxide was first used by the Chinese 2000 year’s ago by protecting the bronze on the crossbows as well as the steel of the swords. This tough outer coating was corrosion resistant and exceptionally hard. In the early 1800s chromite was found in the US and 20 years’ later in turkey. The US became the world’s largest producer of chromium products.
The visual allure of shiny chromite carries a message of optimism. The booming economic time after World War II created a sense of optimism and desire to discover more about Outer Space. Chrome added flash and glitz to the automobile on the roads as well as the innovative bar stools found in so many restaurants and night clubs. The shapes of the seats became more Googie looking where geometric shapes played a major role.
The futuristic barstool was easily found in soda shops, bars, and restaurants. The look was repeated in people’s homes as well. The bright fresh look gave cause to feel optimistic about the future well being of the American culture. Man had landed on the moon and the continued prosperity of the western world gave a sense of comfortable security.
Chromite treated pieces speak for themselves. Smooth reflective surfaces can be molded into limitless shapes. The pieces that have survived the wear and tear of time are now collector’s pieces. The decorative hood pieces shaped like different animals helped to create brand identity.
Chrome bar stools are available in many styles and the most popular are the vintage retro pieces from the 1940s and 50s where the metallic coating inspired the introduction of the futuristic look of the 1960s. For about 30 years this style became less popular as modern plastics were being used in interior design and cars to name a few. The Googie style furniture is making a comeback and chromite is being used again to highlight this upbeat style.