As the British Summers (allegedly) improve, hospitality venues are seeing greater returns from investing in their outdoor spaces. Porch swing seats and basket chairs are making an appearance in hospitality spaces such as pub gardens for an extra touch of fun, creating an experience & adding an ever-popular Instagram photo-point.
Durability is an important feature of hospitality furniture. You can protect chairs from damage as well as undertake furniture testing for robustness. Do you know your FIRA from your Martindale rub count? And which glides will you need for a specific type of flooring. All is revealed inside.
Last year we saw a resurgence of chairs woven from natural materials including cane, rattan & bamboo. This year the classic cane chair continues to be reworked in innovative ways. We explore why cane is great for contract furniture.
Evocative of decorative metalwork found in French parks, gardens and bandstands and the leafy style of the Art Nouveau period, this trend is popular in fine dining outdoor terraces and the garden areas of stately cafes.