We sat down with Geoff Miller,
We sat down with Geoff Miller,
Grocery stores fight for survival
Created by Austrian designer, Robert Stadler,
It’s no secret that higher education dining spaces need durable furniture. With some cafeterias and student unions operating 24/7, the term “high-use” is an understatement.
San Francisco's food scene is a dynamic celebration of culture, innovation, and comfort-foods. Foundry & Lux is no exception to the list of great places to grab a quick bite to eat in the area, and maybe make a new connection.
When starting on a new restaurant design, there’s a seemingly endless list
Successful brands have one thing in common:
One of the restaurant design ideas many owners are gravitating to
We’ve all been there; a high-top table just opened
When opening a new restaurant, the potential seating layouts available might seem endless, with each option looking better than the last possible combination.
At Grand Rapids Chair, we love to connect with other restaurant leaders so we can learn and grow together. This year, we are proud to be partnering as a sponsor for the Fast Casual Executive Summit in Dana Point, California on October 9-11th.
When we’re talking about restaurants and being social, we used to envision spaces that welcome conversations with comfortable areas to gather and enjoy each other's company.
A little oomph, zing, spice, and personality. We’re all about product differentiation at Grand Rapids Chair, and sometimes that means using a custom color.
Seating is one of the most critical elements of restaurant design, and bar stools are a key component of the spaces where guests will sit and enjoy your tasty appetizers and yummy cocktails.
Modern restaurant design draws you in with its clean lines and simplistic elements. Classic choices keep things comfortable and familiar. But how do you create designs that embody both modern appeal but with that all-important classic warmth?
The idea is simple, great designs, delivered faster! Few restaurant chairs have stood the test of time quite like the Bentwood No. 18 and No. 150, which is why we're so excited to introduce the Bentwood Quick Ship Program.
Fast food restaurants have been with us since 1919, when A&W opened its doors here in the US for the first time. Since then, these easy and somewhat sinful quick stops have grown to become a 570 billion dollar industry. But in order to remain such a staple of our lives, they’ve had to maintain great interior designs to please the changing needs and demands of their evolving customers.
Tables bases rarely get any of the credit. Most fanfare is put squarely on the table tops. But let’s think about this. Table bases play a vital role in the overall design and durability of a restaurant. A table base—rather 20 bases—can make or break the success of a busy dining space.
Leading restaurant chains today know the importance of keeping their business up-to-date or even a step ahead of the current design trends. And while you might first think of the wall colors, decor, and lighting, the restaurant’s chairs are also an essential element of the overall aesthetics and feeling of the spaces.
Move over Tolix, there’s a new industrial chair in town. And, it’s a bit more polished, sophisticated, and versatile than any other industrial chair available.
In honor of summer and barbecue (a glorious combination), we gathered our favorite barbecue restaurant designs, all with a common theme: masculine and rustic.
Picture a fast-food restaurant chair. Odds are, you’re thinking of something durable and something unsophisticated. “Meticulously designed” is a description likely to be left out.
We recently sat down with the creative genius behind Look Book Vol. 1 and the new Look Book Vol. 2 (which you can download here), Lindsay Jones, to discuss what influenced her, what are the next big trends in restaurant design, and where she finds inspiration.
Ah, NeoCon. It seems like every year goes by in a blur. Between the new collections, familiar faces, fantastic parties, and beautiful design, it can be difficult to take everything in just three short days. So, in case you didn't make it to Suite 394 or NeoCon 2016, we created a quick recap to share our experience.
In preparation for NeoCon, I got the chance to talk with industrial designer, John Kaloustian, about his latest seating collection for Grand Rapids Chair, called Reece.
What’s that quote? “Everything old is new again.”
Creating a great brand experience in your client’s quick serve or fast casual restaurant comes down to the details, and for years we’ve been in awe of the beautifully creative wall murals and bold flooring choices that have dominated the scene. Thanks to technology there are more ways than ever to create personalized products for your interior , one of our favorite products being custom designed laminate table tops.
There are so many advantages to using vinyl. It’s affordable, easy-to-clean, and requires little maintenance for the restaurants and chains. But, we rarely talk about vinyl’s aesthetic advantages. (I know what you’re thinking—are there any?) The answer is yes! Lately, we’ve seen a plethora of vinyl furniture that’s made us do a double take, and we wanted to share the inspiration.