Following trends of the day is a fine route to take when it comes to restaurant design, but unless you’re made of big bucks, you need to be able to transcend trends—work with them so that they work for you and stay vibrant and exciting once that trend begins to pass.
A good restaurant furniture vendor has seen trends come and go, and offers chair, table, and bar stool styles that work now and into the future. And, based on their expertise and experience, they can provide excellent guidance on mixing styles, fabrics, finishes, and materials to the best effect. So be sure to survey the field and see what competing vendors can bring to the table.
As you plan your new venue or are redesigning, keep a close eye on consumer behavior for the clientele group(s) you plan to serve, retail trends, your competition, and your geographic location. Your observations can help you make furniture choices that work now and into the future.