Restaurant Design: Are Furnishings Your Centerpiece?

When you set out to establish, renovate, or redesign a restaurant, you simply can’t underestimate the importance of your furniture choices. Will your chairs and tables be central to the overall look of the place, or do they take a backseat to the walls, lighting, artwork, and other design elements?

A few tips:
Make sure you have a clear sense of what you hope to achieve design-wise.

Make a realistic assessment of your budget.

If you are working with a designer, be sure you are both on the same wavelength as to design and budget.

Survey the competition. Seek out the establishments you feel will be your closest competitors. Are you trying to mimic their look or differentiate your place?

Keep comfort for your restaurant furniture at top of mind. Your patrons won’t last if seating is less than adequate.

Determine how strong a design statement your chairs and tables need to make compared to the rest of the design elements. Should your furnishings drive the rest of the design or the rest drive your selection of chairs?

1 comment. Leave a Reply

  1. Wow, terrific blog! I’m not in the market for restaurant furniture now, but it looks like you’ve got some great tips on here.

    I’ve just started up a blog about office chairs — maybe you’d like the check it out. We could probably learn a lot from each other.

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