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Furniture Trends: Cage Frames

Cage frames are a variation of the trend in thin legs as a feature, primarily in metal but also now occurring in wood. Cage frames here are more like ornamental birdcages used to decoratively impress as well as being sturdy structures.

11/06/18 12:00

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Furniture Trends: Metal Frames as a Chair Feature

Metal frames are nothing new, they're popular in the contract market because they have certain benefits, but now manufacturers are taking these benefits and making a design feature, providing function and desirability in one. Chairs featured include Gaia, Line, Mullit, Macka, Moon, Graph & more!

04/06/18 11:18

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Furniture Trends: The Colour Green

Gemstone colours, particularly in lush velvet fabrics, were prevalent earlier in the year but green in particular is really shaping up to be the colour of 2018, we explore the biophilic aesthetic that's fuelling the trend. We also look at the use of the colour green in the Drake & Morgan interiors.

29/05/18 12:17

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Furniture Trends: Cane Chairs

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.

21/05/18 11:48

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Furniture Trends: Thin Metal Legs in Brass or Gold

The fashion for industrial design is now being phased out in favour of a more comfortable style of furniture. Part of this transition is seeing metal frames with rough and ready finishes transform into a more elegant and even decadent style. We look at Clerkenwell Grind & Omar's Place as examples.

09/04/18 11:29

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Furniture Highlights: March 2018

Our pick of the best new chairs we've encountered in the past month featuring a collection of fine furniture personalities fit for any venue; from sophisticated gents to cheap and cheerful chappies. This month includes Norma, Isole, Demoiselle, Magnum, Bi20S, Cloud sofa, La Isla, Tempest & America chairs.

28/03/18 15:36

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5 things we're excited about at IMM Cologne 2018

It's that time of year again, where we look to Cologne for interior design inspiration. Here's a light taster of some of the delights on show this year including the Light of the Abyss installation by Emu, the Structures exhibition by Kvadrat, Fl@t chair by Tonon, & Lucie K's Chips chair for Ton.

15/01/18 09:00

Ava Chairs in The Swan Hotel Southwold

Top 10 Hospitality Furniture Products of 2017

A roundup listicle of the top 10 most viewed furniture on our website in 2017 with a few furniture trend predictions for 2018 which include a revival of chrome, copper and rose gold, more metal frames and capped feet, and a continuation of retro designs in velvet we've been seeing this year.

19/12/17 11:50

Chair Robustness & Furniture Testing

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.

04/09/17 11:30

Pros & Cons of Different Dining Chair Materials

Here are the benefits and drawbacks of the most common types of dining chair materials used in hospitality settings. Which will suit your needs best? Metal, wood, plastic and upholstered chairs all have different pros and cons when used in hospitality spaces find out more.

21/08/17 11:00

17 Common Causes of Contract Furniture Damage

Caring for and correctly maintaining your furniture could and should add years to its life. Looking after furniture also requires a positive approach; problems should be addressed immediately and furniture should be kept clean – a regular wipe tends to be better than an occasional scrub.

14/08/17 10:15

Furniture Highlights: August 2017

The best new furniture from the past month with great value alternatives to popular design choices and some student accommodation faves. Virginia, Bloom, Uni-Ka & Flux chairs feature with Skid, the lounge chair & pouf that's cool as ice, & Lana, the Scandi style range with a dipped back.

01/08/17 11:39

Restaurant Tables and Chairs Buyers Guide

Restaurant tables and chairs are vital in determining the look and feel of your eaterie. Appropriate styles & materials are essential for an effective ambience. Our quick guide will help you decide what chairs to choose for impact, materials to pick for soundproofing and appropriate space planning.

01/08/17 09:10