Modern Restaurant Furniture: Best Trends in Backless Barstools

Backless barstools have come a long way from the bolted down, vinyl top, retro barstools of yesteryear. The backless barstool is a now a go-to for modern restaurant furniture. They can be seen everywhere from organic juice bars to revamped burger chains.

Maharam's Take On Budget-Friendly Fabrics: 4M Fabrics

Here at GR Chair, we're tickled pink over beautiful fabrics. So, when we went to spec fabric for our Molly Collection, we wanted something a little luxurious yet durable and economical. Naturally, we turned to Maharam, a leader in modern performance textiles. We selected Maharam's 4M fabrics.

How To Pick The Perfect Barstool

Are you on the cusp of opening a new restaurant or bar? Or maybe you’re remodeling your current space. Either way, selecting the perfect barstool can be quite overwhelming. If you’ve found yourself lost in the black hole of inspiration that is Pinterest and your search for the perfect barstool is starting to resemble Goldilocks’ quest for the perfect porridge, then you’ve found yourself in the right place. Here are the top six factors to consider when looking to outfit your dining space with durable and stylish bar stools.

Welcome to Our New Website!

We hope you love the look and feel of the new website! It’s designed to be more image-friendly, mobile-friendly, and user-friendly. While some things have drastically changed, others areas have received minor improvements—like this blog. If you're a returning user, you’ll recognize some of our favorite posts, which are now easily accessible. If you're new, welcome!

Squeaky Clean: Commercial Furniture Cleaning Guide

What's that saying? Spills happen? Not only is this saying true for everyday domestic messes, but it's certainly true for restaurants, bars, and other public eating spaces.

Color Story: Orange

When dreaming up idyllic restaurant interiors, orange probably isn't the first color that comes to mind. But, this passion-filled color can make a bold statement in commercial dining spaces—when used appropriately.

GUIDE TO GLIDES

Seldom do we stop and think about the bottom of the chair or barstool. And no, I'm not talking about the bottom of the seat, but the bottom of the chair's legs. What am I talking about? Chair glides, of course! While not as glamorous as their chair-leg counterparts, glides play a crucial role in not only providing balance and grip to furniture, but also protecting your floors.

Trending: Modern Memphis

A Design History Lesson
The Milan-based Memphis Movement, founded by Ettore Sottsass in the early 1980s, was a reaction to the dull and drab designs of the 1970s. The Memphis Movement was a collective of young Italian furniture and product designers that celebrated a fluid and conceptual design approach. They played with mixing bright colors, bold patterns and irrational shapes and arrangements. The entire movement shouted liberation from the mountain tops as it recklessly abandoned the rationalism of "good design." Even though the group dismantled in the late 1980s, their influence is as strong today as it has ever been.

ICF & Wanted Design NYC

The 27th annual ICFF tradeshow concluded yesterday. The newly expanded show, which features over 700 exhibitors from around the globe displaying contemporary furniture, seating, carpets, lighting, wall coverings accessories, and more high-end interior products left us inspired and exhausted!

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