Whether at a bar or island that separates the kitchen from the rest of the home, this space that separates the preparation area from the gathering area often becomes the hangout when entertaining. There is sometihng festive about the preparation of food and drinks that lures people to this space. Carrying a modernist theme to the kitchen area can be as simple as introducing a set of tasteful iconic modern barstools. The practical functionality of barstools is not in question and can not be denied. How they interact with the rest of the decor is a direct result of the style you select.