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Furniture Trends: Tree Trunk Tables

Tree trunk tables, as a slice or stump, serve to remind people of their connection with nature and are a push-back against the fleeting nature of synthetic materials.

08/08/19 11:11

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Do Your Barstool Footrests Need Protecting?

Barstools are central to many hospitality venues. But almost all of them have one particular feature that is different to almost all chairs – they have footrests that bear the brunt of wear and tear from customers’ shoes.

23/07/19 11:45

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Glides For Chairs & Why They Matter

Hard plastic or nylon glides are generally the best choice for chairs in hospitality environments but felt glides may sometimes be more appropriate. Find when to use which & watch our video on how to change chair glides.

19/07/19 10:38

Our Top Hospitality Outdoor Furniture 2019

Our favourite hospitality outdoor furniture for 2019 including a fine selection of woven chairs & metal chairs that will get an outdoor area looking great for less.

18/07/19 16:08

Furniture Highlights: Barstool Bonanza

Our collection of the best new barstools available now. Explore indoor, outdoor, bentwood and even outdoor bentwood barstools for restaurant and hotels.

08/07/19 12:37

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Connecting Table Bases To Table Tops

Tables used in the hospitality industry, most of which have pedestal bases, usually consist of two parts – the top and the base. These are often sourced from different suppliers, so it is vital to ensure that they are connected together properly.

04/07/19 15:47

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Adjustable Feet On Inox Table Bases

If you know your floor surface is going to be uneven, adjustable feet are a great way to avoid a wobbly table. A simple tweak of the feet can instantly stablise your entire table. However, adding adjustable feet to some table bases may mean the screws will be visible from the top of the base plate.

28/06/19 15:10

Adding Detail With Waney Edge Table Tops

A natural-looking table edge profile is called a waney edge. Also known as a live edge, a waney edge is the outside cut of a log, with the bark removed.

20/06/19 12:15

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Why Does Leather Upholstery Have Marks & Scars?

95% of leather comes from the hide of a cow; the rest is from buffaloes, but all is animal skin. As a result the grain will have fat wrinkles, insect bite marks and healed scars & scratches that have been acquired through the animal's lifetime.

13/06/19 12:38

Why Curved Shells May Need Fabric Testing For COM/COL

Curves are notoriously difficult to upholster, the inner back of some designs of curved chairs can be particularly tricky. This is because it's not as easy to stretch the fabric across the foam on a really curved inner back.

11/06/19 13:57

Table Choices: European Oak v Character Oak

Oak is one of the most popular choices because it has a naturally attractive grain without needing to be stained, is high quality and reasonably affordable. Oak comes in two types where table tops are concerned: European Oak & Character Oak. Here are the differences between the two.

06/06/19 16:19

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Designing For Fine Dining: Interview With Faber Design

Faber Design has recently completed two fantastic fine dining venues: The Oyster Club in Birmingham and The Bracebridge in Sutton Coldfield. In this short interview with Faber we explore the secrets behind successful fine dining design.

28/05/19 14:56

Furniture Trends: Divided Table Tops

Splits and stacks made from mixed materials, different colours of the same or grooves routed into the top are appearing in exciting new ranges from Europe's top product designers. Tables are now divided and layered and as a result, are infinitely more interesting than ever before.

22/05/19 13:58

Getting Barstool Heights Right

Most designers are concerned with the overall seat height of a barstool, but the dimensions to and from the foot rail play a crucial role in the comfort of a barstool. We've found the following dimensions ideal for contract use.

16/05/19 16:38

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Avobar: Creating A Destinational Dining Experience

The brief was to create a must-visit’ destination for health-focused millennials. To achieve this, Design LSM evoke a relaxed bohemian ambience through a beautifully crafted design. This in turn creates a visual feast for Avobar’s customers and perfectly complement the brand’s wellness offering.

10/05/19 10:35

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Children's Contract Furniture

As eating out becomes a more regular occurrence for many families, beyond the occasional celebratory meal, the demand for contract furniture for children is increasing. Some establishments are boosting their family appeal by selecting a number of child height tables and chairs to give a kid-friendly focus.

30/04/19 15:34

Banquette Seating Guide

Banquettes are an excellent solution for unusual niches, can add character or quirkiness to an interior design and can be a more practical solution than individual chairs. Here is our guide to the possibilities offered by banquette seating.

26/04/19 09:24

11 Alternatives To Marble Table Tops

Marble has downsides that mean it's not the ideal material for hospitality use. This is our list of marble alternatives to consider when specifying for your projects.

18/04/19 11:40

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16 Things To See At Salone Del Mobile 2019

Heading to Salone del Mobile 2019? This is our list of new and hot-off-the-factory chairs and tables to check out on your visit mixed in with a selection of exciting installations and exhibitions taking part across the city. Including pop up cafes, sustainable design & a sea of foam.

09/04/19 11:15