Beyond Taste: A Practical Guide to Furnishing Bars and Restaurants

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Beyond Taste: A Practical Guide to Furnishing Bars and Restaurants

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Furnishing bars and restaurants requires a combination of aesthetics, functionality, and comfort, which is often overlooked by those responsible for decorating these spaces. However, every detail contributes to creating a welcoming and unique environment that can attract and retain customers. Here are some practical tips for furnishing a space, whether indoor or outdoor, with particular attention to the selection of chairs, a fundamental element to ensure customer comfort.

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Defining Your Venue’s Style

First and foremost, it is essential to define the style you desire for your bar or restaurant. You can choose from various styles such as industrial, rustic, modern, vintage, or minimalist. This decision will guide all subsequent choices, from colors to finishes, materials to furnishings. However, don’t forget to be original and play with mixing different styles to differentiate yourself from competitors. Altek Italia Design, thanks to numerous collaborations with various international designers, has the ability to meet different stylistic needs without compromising on quality, as evidenced by the various solutions available in the catalog, ranging from high stools to chairs for indoor halls and outdoor verandas, and sofas and armchairs for more refined environments.

Planning Spaces in Bar and Restaurant Furnishing

When furnishing these venues, layout must be functional, allowing easy circulation for both customers and staff. In an indoor environment, it is essential to consider the distance between tables to ensure privacy and comfort, while in an outdoor environment, it is important to account for weather conditions and the need for covered or heated spaces. It is also important to consider the services your venue will offer, as a cocktail bar with high tables and a counter will require high stools that are easy to move, while a bistro or restaurant will need chairs that ensure comfort even during long lunches or dinners.

Among the stools offered by Altek, there are several perfect solutions for interiors, such as the versatile Baba, with a minimal style available in various finishes, from wood to methacrylate, and for exteriors, like the brand-new Nizza, a perfect solution for outdoor environments.

Key Features of Chairs to Use

The chair is a crucial element in the hospitality industry, as within a venue, customers spend most of their time seated, and the more comfortable they are, the more likely they are to increase their consumption. Therefore, there are four main aspects to consider:

Comfort

Chairs must be comfortable to allow customers to relax and enjoy their time in your venue. This feature is determined by various factors, such as ergonomics, as the chairs must properly support the back and promote correct posture. Additionally, good padding offers soft and comfortable support, but it is important to choose materials that do not deform with prolonged use. From the restaurateur’s perspective, ease of cleaning and maintenance should not be overlooked, as well as versatility, to easily move and rearrange them, allowing for greater flexibility in the venue layout. Altek has developed several solutions that ensure satisfaction for both the restaurateur and the user, such as the Mimosa chair line, with a soft and delicate silhouette that fits well in elegant and contemporary indoor environments.

Design

The style of the chairs must harmonize with the style of the venue. You can choose chairs with a modern, classic, or rustic style depending on the theme you have chosen. Seats must integrate harmoniously with the rest of the furniture, ensuring consistency in style and materials, creating a visually pleasing environment. They also significantly contribute to the overall atmosphere of the venue, as they encourage customers to stay longer, thus promoting a pleasant and relaxing experience. A young environment, for example, calls for chairs with clean lines and bright colors, such as Alu Mito. This choice is perfect for outdoor environments. In a more refined and elegant setting, the most suitable choice might be our Kore chair, with traditional lines, available in various versions to also play with less predictable finishes, as demonstrated by the images of the chair in its chromed version, inside an elegant French bistro.

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Materials

The choice of materials in which a chair is made must be based both on the environment in which it is placed and on the ease of maintenance by the service staff. In an indoor space, you can opt for wooden, metal, or upholstered chairs. For outdoor spaces, choose materials resistant to atmospheric agents, such as aluminum or polypropylene. Altek’s experience has ensured that both outdoor and indoor collections are made with the specific needs of the buyers in mind, with materials that guarantee easy cleaning without sacrificing comfort.

Decorations and accessories

Once the furniture within the venue has been selected, personalize the space to your liking! Choose accessories that reflect the chosen style, such as paintings, mirrors, plants, and textiles. In an outdoor environment, consider using umbrellas, awnings, or pergolas to create shaded areas and protect customers from the sun. Finally, don’t forget the lights! Lighting plays a fundamental role in the atmosphere of the venue. For an indoor environment, consider a mix of general, decorative, and accent lighting to create the desired atmosphere. In an outdoor environment, use soft lights, lanterns, or string lights for a cozy and intimate effect. Our Quizas line, in this sense, also offers lighting solutions that perfectly match the tables and seats of the collection.

Creating an Inviting Environment

Furnishing bars and restaurants requires attention to detail and care. With careful planning and the choice of quality furnishings, such as the chairs produced by Altek, you can create an environment that not only attracts customers but also invites them to return. Whether in an indoor or outdoor context, the goal is always the same: to offer an unforgettable and comfortable experience to your guests.

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