Trend Alert: French Bistro Seating


Do you believe in love at first sight? We didn’t until we saw these counter stools. Their elegant, shapely design, understated weave colors, and hand-shaped details combine for a timeless and eye-catching product sure to fit most any kitchen.

If you look at this counter stool and your thoughts are instantly taken to a roadside cafe in Paris, you are not alone. The design itself is a reimagination of the iconic French bistro chair, an instantly recognizable classic.

It’s not hard to see why designers love French bistro chairs in general. Their aesthetic provides elegance while their lightweight construction makes them easy to rearrange. Woven from wicker/rattan, these chairs were made to suit both indoor and outdoor dining.

The particular product that caught our eye comes to us courtesy of California design company Serena and Lily. They describe the stools perfectly as, “a gorgeous mix of the familiar and the chic.”

This trend originated in the cafes of Paris, so any hopeless romantic or Francophile is sure to love them. We adore these chairs and stools because of their durability and elegant design. In any case, we expect to see more of them lining our countertops and dotting our patios as their popularity continues to spread.