Commercial furniture is furniture used by businesses and in other places of work; it includes furniture in offices as well as public dining and entertainment-type venues, most typically restaurants, hotels, pubs and cafes. Commercial furniture is generally hard-wearing and reasonably easy to maintain.
Commercial furniture is supplied by companies such as The Contract Chair Co and is generally made to order; as a result it is available in a wider choice of designs and finishes than is available in the retail market. Downsides of being made to order included sometimes substantial minimum order quantities, lead times being 4 to 6 weeks and returning of products being difficult.
Commercial furniture is subject to particular fire regulations that do not necessarily apply to furniture used in your home; our furniture comes with CMHR foam (ie foam that does not easily ignite or burn) and is usually specified with fabric that meets Crib 5 flammability test (a fairly stringent industry standard).
This renovation of the 5th Floor Champagne bar in the famous London department store is pink, frilly & fabulous.
A light and welcoming design with bright furniture and a fantastic feature wall filled with white mortarboards with coloured tassels.
Industrial design fuses with contemporary furniture to create a sleek modern office space for co-working businesses.
A relaxed working environment with leather lounge chairs, marble tables and a co-working bar area.
Outdoor furniture that is contemporary, solid and hard wearing and cafe furniture that blends perfectly with the supermarket space.
There are very good reasons why leather is an enduringly popular choice for contract furniture; it is robust and (usually) gets even more attractive with age. Here are some useful pointers about leather‘s qualities.
The right table size depends on how many covers are required on each table and what the table is used for; fine dining or drinking will differ. Drinking requires less space than quick meals; fine dining requires the most space. To calculate how many covers will fit in a restaurant use this diagram.
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.
Here are 25 points to consider that will affect the speed of delivery, lifespan, and overall design and feel of contract upholstery, sofas and soft seating. Tips include dimensions, fabric qualities and quantities, leather and hide ordering cushion conumdrums and the varying scope of seat softness.
Do you know your aris from your ogee and just what is a splat? Find out in our glossary of contract furniture terms. These terms are frequently used in the contract furniture industry. New terms often appear with new trends or innovative production methods and will be added to the list when we encounter them.
Table base heights are often decided after a seat is selected. If you want the diner's legs to fit under the table you must leave 250-300mm of space between the top of the chair seat and the bottom of the table top. Get the correct measurements for dining, counter & poseur heights with this diagram