Browsing the internet you see several different types of aesthetics when it comes to tables or bar stools from the 20th century. The following are some examples I have found that I think illustrate these aesthetics fairly well.
The image above shows a very minimalistic aesthetic that blends with an industrial look. The piece seems to be made of purely bent square tube steel with flat sheet steel as the surface. It seems that the minimalistic style/aesthetic is a timeless option that people will always enjoy and be drawn too. Simplicity has an uncanny appeal to us especially when it comes to living quarters and arrangements.
My plans for the bar table don’t really share any aesthetics with this style or design. I plan on using multiple materials, with numerous colors and there will definitely be elements of the furniture that aren’t essential for the functionality, but will hopefully add to the aesthetic.
The farm table above really pulls from the Arts and Crafts aesthetic. The simple design, most likely made by a middle class worker strays away from anything industrial and focuses on traditional craftsmanship.
I think the table top of my bar table will pull from this aesthetic. The natural wood top that focuses on the craftsmanship and natural material trends more toward this aesthetic.