Outdoor restaurants are not only a great place to refresh with a cool drink, but they also provide a relaxing new retreat for taking in the sights and sounds of the warm summer season. This year, many restaurant patios are looking a little different thanks to transformations that encourage the patrons to stay (and sip) a little longer. Here are some of the leading trends in outdoor furniture.
OUTDOOR FURNITURE TREND #1: WOVEN TEXTURE
More than ever, we’re seeing patio designs moving to crochet styles to add texture and interest to outdoor areas. Once a mainstay of the 70s, rattan and wicker outdoor furniture have been reimagined, substituting natural materials for hardy, synthetic ones. Braided polyester and woven synthetic fibers give outdoor furniture a softer texture than their groovier counterparts and provide a new medium to explore interesting shapes.
OUTDOOR FURNITURE TREND #2: MESH
Combining a sense of nostalgia with a modern appeal, mesh patterns also serve as a lightweight and durable option. You can find the mesh trend in our newest outdoor collection, Opla. Opla features a modern grid-like steel mesh design and can be powdercoated in any of our standard or custom RAL colors.
OUTDOOR FURNITURE TREND #3: WHITE
There’s nothing more captivating or eye-catching than the clean and bold look of bright white. It works for both traditional and contemporary patio designs. To add flavor, pops of color or intense greenery punch to up the design.
Whatever the trend that surrounds us, we’re ready to put our feet up, pour it down, and enjoy all the beautiful simplicity the patio season brings.
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As a café owner you must know how to making the good cafe.
Share some top tips for you as below :
Most of us are more picky about our coffee beans than ever before and for us if a café can’t serve a delicious cup of coffee which lingers on the taste buds and fills us with a warm and pleasurable feeling, then we won’t be going there again.
If like us you’re practically joined at the hip to your phone or tablet, then you’ll probably agree that when stopping for a cup of coffee most of us want to be able to check out the latest news, connect to our emails, or even shop online. Sure wi-fi is an added expense for a café owner but if gets the customers lingering longer and ordering another coffee or bite to eat, then it’s an expense worth incurring.
Tasty affordable food
Cafés are supposed to be casual places where you can hang out with friends or meet a client so we don’t expect Michelin starred food. What we do expect is good tasty well presented food that makes you want to eat there again and at prices which don’t leave a huge dent in your wallet.
If we’re going to be sitting drinking coffee and eating a snack then I don’t know about you, but we like café furniture that looks attractive and is strong and sturdy. It’s also good if there are a few sofas or tub chairs dotted around too.
Any café that has newspapers and magazines available to read also scores extra bonus points. If you’re looking to enjoy a coffee and re-charge your batteries then it’s nice to lose yourself for 15 minutes or so with a good read.
A good vibe
Finally the most important aspect of a good café is for us the vibe that you experience. It’s getting the right balance of calm and liveliness without it becoming chaotic. A café has many purposes. Sometimes it’s a place to study, other times it’s a place to meet first dates, or it can be simply to meet other people and brainstorm a few ideas. In other words a café is somewhere between home and work. A sort of third place which is both sociable and comfortable.
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Actually, original thonet chairs are make of wooden.
CDG is one metal furniture factory, which make Thonet Chair in metal : steel and alumium material.
We are the firsst factory to make the metal thonet chair in Vintage and Retro Finish.
Metal thonet chairs in hand made Vintage finish are look very classical, will never out of fashion, but more strong and durable than wooden thonet chair.
Very good for contract market, also suitable for home and garden use as well.
And we have different colors for optional:
1.Vintage finish these are 8 colors for option: Vintage white, Vintage Black, Vintage Red, Vintage Blue, Vintage Green, Vintage Yellow, Vintage Grey and Vinag e Orange.
2.Retro finish there are 8 colors for option as well: Retro White, Retro Yellow, Retro blue, Retro Yellow, Retro Green, Retro Green, Retro Dark Blue, Retro Olive Green.
In working with a small area, you want to avoid wasting any space. The first step is to start with a Plan. Ask yourself what the function of the space will be and what size of an area each space needs to be. Will you be using your space for entertaining, including a dining area, bar area, or lounge area with a fire pit? Or will it be an open lawn space for children and dogs to play? Or perhaps a combination of both? Once you decide what you want your space to be used for, it will be easier for you to come up with a design. Keep in mind that dividing your space into a series of smaller spaces can make your yard feel larger.
Create Focal Points. Use multiple focal points to move the eye around the yard as opposed to one larger focal point. For example, you may choose to have a beautiful standard tree, or a bird bath, or garden ornament placed throughout your different spaces.
Scale. Consider the size of your space when selecting patio furniture and other garden elements. It is necessary to keep them in scale with the area. For instance, when choosing patio furniture, keep in mind you want enough space around the perimeter of the set to walk freely when the chairs are pulled out. Or consider a set that has seating that can be “tucked away”.
Choose garden elements that have Multi-functional Features such as a built-in bench that doubles as storage or a small tree that can be used a focal point, but also blocks an undesirable view.
Use of a Colour Scheme. Incorporating an accent colour from the exterior of your home into your garden colour scheme will make your space feel larger. Also, using a darker colour on a fence can make it seem further in the background than a lighter colour might.
Container Gardening can be excellent for small spaces. The use of raised planters as well as groups of pots of varying sizes and heights in clusters will draw the eye upwards, highlighting the height of your space.
You may not be able to change the size of your yard, but maintenance will go a long way. Pruning and cleaning out brush, leaves and debris can create the sense of a larger space.
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With the summer fast approaching you might be considering revamping your cafe to attract passing trade, and if you happen to be in a tourist spot, then you should be seeing a huge increase in footfall. One of the best ways to attract new customers and passing trade is by having an inviting outdoor space that entices people to pull up a seat to take the weight off their feet, and to cool down with a glass of something long and cold.
If you’re lucky enough to have outdoor pavement space or a terrace area then you really should be making the most of it with attractive furniture, sun shades, and plants, to create a welcoming ambience.
What to look for in outdoor cafe furniture?
The good news is that there is a plethora of cafe tables and chairs to choose from so you’re sure to find something that fits in with your overall theme and complements your existing décor. However, there are a few factors to consider:
Only buy commercial furniture
When choosing your cafe furniture for outdoors, it’s important to make sure that the furniture you’re buying is commercial furniture and that it is designed for outdoor use.
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Industrial has become such a strong trend and we totally embrace it. We just received some pretty awesome stools, and we are super excited to introduce them. We hope you’ll like them the way we do!
Pure forms, humble materials, stripped-back styles, these new stools are dramatically different from what are already have. Say hello to our new range of industrial stools!CDG furniture is an industrial stool manufacturers.
Dane bar stool, chic rustic.
“Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication”. We can only agree when looking at this new bar stool. With its minimalist design, this Dane bar stool is stylish and elegant. We love it!
This bar stool is composed of a natural ash wood timber seat and a steel frame that comes in 2 colors, black or white. A footrest was added, for extra comfort.
Reznor bar stool, rough luxury.
This bar stool is wider than other models and is quite imposing, almost looking like a throne. This unique criss-cross style will certainly add depth to your space and enhance your customers’ experience.
The steel frame is zinc plated prior to powder coating and can be used outdoors where it will weather any condition.
Lastly, this stool is stackable, which is always a plus when it comes to storage.
Maxx II bar stool, delicate industrial.
Simple but not simplistic, delicate but not fragile, this heavy-duty bar stool is all about subtlety.
Composed of mild steel, the Maxx II bar stool can be used indoor, as well as outdoor. To perfectly match your place’s theme, you can choose from the antique brass and antique nickel finish options. The 1st option being warmer and the 2nd slightly colder. No matter what color option you select, its rough aged look will help enhance your place’s charm.
How to distinguish European furniture and American furniture Because Europeans are more traditional, in the furniture work are more stress, delicate. Americans pursue a leisurely attitude to life, feeling of home is comfortable, the second is easy. One of the American furniture lines sense is very smooth, the appearance of modeling is a leisure life.
European furniture and American furniture differences – European furniture
Pure European furniture generally refers to the use of the royal family of aristocratic furniture, this style of furniture after hundreds of years of evolution, still retains the most traditional features.
1, the lines are complex, pay attention to hand carving, CDG furniture is the characteristics of the brand made finishes. seiko spy, the pursuit of quality.
2, color bright: CDG furniture, are mamous of rich colors, although the mainly are antique, vintage, regro finishes, but rich and vivid color.
3, pay attention to decoration: whether it is “classical furniture” or “neo-classical furniture”, usually see all kinds of embroidered cloth, tassels and Liu nails and other decorations.
European furniture and American furniture difference – American furniture
American furniture its distinctive features: luxurious, rich, grace, the atmosphere. The main reason for the formation of these features is the pride of the American people. So whether it is American classical furniture or American pastoral furniture has a sense of grace and elegance.
Arranging your seating area is a crucial part when setting up your restaurant. It will affect the restaurant performance and customer experience, so you better get it right!
What operating hours?
This is the very first thing to take into consideration when creating your sitting area.
Do you serve breakfast, lunch or dinner? Perhaps you serve all of them? In that case, the preparation time between each shift will be short and you will need an optimal set-up to allow your staff to operate faster. This means, you should allow enough space between the tables for your staff to pass through and access the kitchen, as well as adequate chairs to tuck under the tables and keep all paths clear.
What type of cuisine?
The way you arrange your seating area depends on the kind of food you serve. Serving huge seafood platters or extra-wide pizza? You definitely need enough space for wide tables.
Offering take-away food? Then you won’t need as much space because your customers won’t stick and simply rush in and rush out.
What serving dishes will you use?
Think about the plates and cutlery you will use. Wooden boards, for instance, are on trend. They look great but are quite space consuming! As much as we love them, we agree they might not be the easiest kind of dish to use.
You should have a clear idea of the kind of food you will serve and the plates you will use to do so.
What table top sizes?
Once you have defined all the above, you can start thinking about your tables. For your information, the standard size is 60 x 60 cm and it comfortably accommodates 2 persons. Then you can find the 70 x 70 cm, as well as 80 x 80 cm dimensions, ideal for 4 persons. Finally, the communal tables are just perfect for larger groups.
Ideally you should select tables that you can easily move around to create different configurations. Square tables allow you to do that as you will be able to join and align them easily, which makes them ideal if you expect larger groups. Round tables do not offer this flexibility but are great for smaller places such as take-away shops and cafes.
No matter what combination you go for, bear in mind you need a variety of table sizes and shapes suitable for small and large groups.
How many table can you fit in?
Now you know the shape and the dimensions, you can define how many tables. We recommend you to leave at least 1.6 meter between tables to allow customers to pass through and staff members to circulate and operate smoothly.
It has to be commercial
Sure there are some great looking tables around but unless they are marked up as commercial grade you really are wasting your money if you purchase them for your cafe. You might wonder what the difference is. Well, it’s all in the design which is specifically for furniture which is to be used regularly on a daily basis and allows it to stand up to the hard wearing, high volume demands of a bustling cafe. In addition commercial cafe tables are more versatile since you can buy the bases and tops as separate items or as a package. In addition, with such a wide range of table tops available to choose from, you can create anything from a traditional to a funky look and anything in between.
Choosing the correct size of table not only has an impact on the look of your seating area but also affects the comfort of your customers. For example, our 600mm table tops are purely suited to solo diners or couples who are having little more than a coffee and slice of cake to eat. Great for slotting into corners and recesses they also provide a more intimate dining area. Our 700mm and 800mm tables on the other hand, offer far more space for two or more customers eating a meal on a larger plate with perhaps a side dish, and one or more beverages. They can also be pushed together to create communal dining options for large parties.
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If you’re anything like me you prefer to sit inside a booth area within a cafe whenever possible. Indeed, they’re usually the first seating that fills up inside any cafe or restaurant. If you’re with a couple of friends then sitting in a booth makes the space feel more private and lets you feel you can confide any problems or share a joke without everyone around you being privy to the conversation. That said, having the right booth design can be a big factor in allowing for customer comfort and for waiting staff to be able to serve guests. It’s important for any cafe owner to have the correct booth specifications, precise measurements, and the right style of booth table to ensure that their venue gets the most from their seating.
Leave sufficient gut space
‘Gut space’ refers to the amount of room allowed from where the customer’s back hits the booth seat to the top edge of the table. The last thing you want is to have your booth seating installed only to find that it’s such a squeeze for customers to get seated that they simply up sticks and leave. In general consider leaving a space of around 50-55cm to allow plenty of room for movement.
The good news is that booth space for 4 people takes up considerably less floor space when compared to open seating, which means that a cafe owner can ultimately cater for more customers and increase their revenue.
Consider using rounded corners
Rounded or radius corners are a good way for cafe owners to ensure that their customers are more comfortable and as its name suggest doesn’t feature any sharp edges. Consequently customers won’t find themselves bumping into unforgiving corners which can make it difficult to squeeze into a booth and may also bruise their legs.
Clipped corners are a good feature
A booth table with clipped corners is another great option. Basically this style of table features corners which are clipped to a 45 degree angle. Not only does this make it easier for customers to access their table but waiting staff will find it easier to serve their guests drink and food too. Typically this is just one detail that enhances your customer dining experience and one that is worth while considering when planning your booth installation.
Use the right base
It’s important in the hospitality trade that the right base is used for cafe tables and is essential if your seating is to work. It’s a good idea to fit a cantilever base in order to maximise comfort and space for customers. These bases offer plenty of leg room as well as plenty of support even under pressure. In addition this type of base is easier to clean, meaning that waiting staff can turn around a booth quickly and efficiently.
Sometimes, however, a cantilever base isn’t the best option. If you’ve got rounded booth seating then there’s no way that your table can be connected to a wall. Instead you’ll need a sturdy single column base with either an X-style or disc base. This gives good support to the table and still allows plenty of leg room for customers.
The benefits of booth seating are clear for all to see. Not only are guests comfortable, but cafe owners will find their business runs more smoothly and that their well designed booth makes customers want to return time and time again.
Here at CDG furniture we stock a wide range of tables and chairs, including booths, so why not browse our online store or visit our web:www.cdgfurnituregroup.com