I'm pleased to report that there's more to kitchen seating than bar stools or banquettes. Meet the 'dinner sofa'. There's quite a variety of models: some are L-shape, some have armrests, some even have back supports that recline. A rather ingenious concept, I think, and one that may well spawn a host of imitators. This particular style is called Barbo. koinor.com
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.