Wood Goods: Our Favorite Wood Chairs Right Now

Nothing beats the smooth finish of a classic wood restaurant chair when you want a timeless look. And nothing beats the durability and elegance of beech, oak, or walnut when you want class sans the stuffiness.

The People of GR Chair: Rhoda Nielsen

Rhoda Nielsen normally starts her day around two in the morning. As a zone leader in the upholstery section of the Grand Rapids Chair Company plant floor, she not only arrives an hour before the rest of her team, but faces a 45-minute drive to work everyday.

Installation Eye Candy: Little Octopus

We’ll just come out and say it: Little Octopus is one of our favorite installations to date. Soft colors, a mix of natural and luxe textures, and a colorful, veggie-forward menu creates a recipe for success (and, not surprisingly, a very Instagrammable space). Take a look at its design to see what makes this restaurant so special.

4 Reasons Residential Furniture Fails in Commercial Spaces

Dangerous furniture is lurking in restaurants all around the world.

Modern Makeover: Classic Chairs, Modern Finishes

Classic restaurant furniture has a reputation for being reliably strong and simple, which is why you’ll see chairs like our Melissa Anne Collection in cafes, restaurants, and bars all over the world. Its affordable price point and universal design have made this an extremely popular chair.

Perfect Pairings for Fine Dining

Fine dining is all about the details.

Microsoft’s Newest Corporate Cafe

When Microsoft decided to redesign their employee cafeteria, Cafe 36,

This Spring, Bring Your Inside Style, Outside

It’s the time of year that all restaurant-goers (at least those in the Midwest) eagerly anticipate

Everything You Need to Know About Our Tables, In One Post

You may have noticed in our recent posts that we’ve talked a lot about restaurant dining tables. We’ve covered everything from how to care for wood tables to some fun facts about our processes. It was a lot of table information. We thought we would recap some of our most helpful and interesting table posts.

Garden Fresh: A Vibrant Museum Cafe Renvoation

The Taste of the Gardens Cafe at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park brings the outdoors in with their latest renovation.

Perfect Pairings: Table Chair Combos for All Heights

The right table height in a restaurant can mean the difference between a comfortable dining experience and scooching your way through a meal. But having the right table height also means having the right chair.

Can't Be Tamed: Our New Outdoor Chair

We’re taking our design out into the wild. And by wild, we mean sun-drenched patios with unlimited margaritas.

The Case For Modern Restaurant Furniture

While traditional design will always hold a special place

Al Fresco: 7 Inspiring Outdoor Eating Spaces

With warmer weather on the horizon, we’ve found ourselves craving refreshing margaritas on the patio and sun-drenched afternoons spent reading outside of our favorite coffee shops. 

3 Facts About Our Solid Wood Tables

At Grand Rapids Chair, we take great pride in making sure we exceed expectations

Caring for Wood Tables

Wood tables are an easy and durable choice

An Influencer's Take Pt. 2 With Didier Young

As a city enthusiastically trying to break free of it’s reputation as the birthplace of Tim Horton’s

Which Table Is Right For you?

There are many decisions that accompany the redesign or opening of a restaurant.

Now Trending: Solid Wood Tables With A Twist

Reclaimed wood has been trending in restaurants large and small for nearly a decade. What was once an amazing branding story, has started to cross over into that overused realm of design. It seems to have lost that depth that once defined it.

4 Questions to Ask Your Restaurant Furniture Manufacturer

Furniture is the centerpiece of today’s restaurants.

How to Use Hand-Crafted Materials in Restaurant Design

When you're designing a restaurant, the term "hand-crafted" is a common phrase.

Restaurant Design Ideas: Natural vs. Synthetic Fabrics

When designing a restaurant, there are thousands of decisions to make,

Restaurant Design Trends of 2017

Welcome to 2017! As we embrace the New Year, we like to take some time to look ahead

3 Tips for Pairing Restaurant Tables and Chairs

Picture your favorite sandwich. It has just the right combination

Memorable Restaurant Design Throughout the Years

From those classic diners of the 50s to the bold and vibrant restaurants of the 80s,

What Makes a Restaurant Insta-Worthy? An Influencer's Take

You know those perfectly curated Instagram feeds?

Spotted: A Multi-Level Bar with a Steampunk Edge

Similar to our last featured restaurantPAve Bar of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is a multi-level restaurant and bar that features three different spaces. The concept is simple; each floor provides a unique experience, from restaurant design to tap list.