Bistro refers to a type of French cafe that was popular at the turn of the last century. Such a place is associated with underground art movements, the writing of great novels, the discussion of philosophy, and new ideas and innovations. In France in the late 1800s and early 1900s, bistros were the place where the great thinkers of the day gathered to share ideas and broaden their minds.
The bistro table is a stylish piece, usually quite tall and quite small. This is often combined with a set of high chairs. The whole effect gives the illusion of space, without taking up a lot of space in a restaurant. This is because the bistros were often overcrowded, and the owners had to set up tables on the sidewalk in order to accommodate all of their customers.
The bistro style is so symbolic and iconoclastic that it is now quite popular as a home decor style for people looking for a small kitchen or outdoor table. These pieces can range in quality from simple wrought iron pieces, to elaborate scroll designs that are made from a variety of materials.
The general nature of a bistro table is basically utilitarian, and these pieces are used as a way to complement the functionality of a space, giving it more surface area to work on and more social space to interact with.
The nature of the bistro table you choose should match the style of the setting where it will be placed. This means that if you have a very simple setting, you’ll want a table that combines that simplicity with rugged, rustic strength. Conversely, a sleek and elegant décor may work best with a polished marble or mosaic stone tabletop that matches the decorative beauty of the area.