An Elegant & Cozy Traditional Restaurant Design: The Royal Tern

We  always here for a modern design moment or a bright pop of color. Take the kaleidoscope-like restaurant or this beachy, citrus-inspired restaurant in Boston. But sometimes, it’s a traditional restaurant design that catches our eye. In this case, it’s The Royal Tern.

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster Is An Oasis In The City

Two Lights Seafood & Oyster is like taking a vacation without ever leaving the city. And if you’re lucky enough to live in Chicago, you could be on vacation all year round. Owners Keene and Megan Addington opened Two Lights just this past summer in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood. Since then, this casual seafood restaurant has been delighting Chicagoans with its Instagram-friendly interior and “gigantic oysters.”

An Inviting & Industrial Brewery Design

If you live in Austin and don’t have any plans this Friday night, I think I may have the spot for you. And if you’re just a big fan of great interior or restaurant design, well, I also have the post for you.

In The Hot Seat: 3 Questions With Jill Frey

For a restaurant, good food and great service go hand-in-hand. It's rare to find a restaurant that can thrive, let alone survive, without mastering both of those qualities. Being a restaurant furniture manufacturer, we share a similar fate.  Speaking with Jill Frey, vice president of marketing and customer experience, learn how Grand Rapids Chair Company balances that delicate combination of refreshing product designs and a dedication to fast, friendly service. 

NCPA & Grand Rapids Chair Company

As purchasing contracts become more convulated and budgets dwindle, university designers and purchasers are often faced with the daunting task of finding the right furniture with the right contract.  Cue NCPA, a nationally vetted, free, and reliable purchasing agreement designed to save you time and money. 

Building a Better Aluminum Chair

Aluminum has been widely used as a go-to seating material for many years. It's no surprise as its lightweight and durable properties make it a natural fit for dining spaces. What you may not know is that properly building and finishing an aluminum chair is comparable to woodworking, requiring a deft hand to grind, shape, contour, and blend each joint and creating that signature brushed pattern.

International Menus & Modern Restaurant Designs

From Latin to Asian and a variety of African cuisines and beyond, the ability to deviate from the traditional American fare is now just a short mobile search away. Better yet, the designs of these restaurants are exciting— weaving in their culture through color, materials, and furniture.  

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.

Restaurant Tables: Cast Iron vs. Steel Table Bases

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.

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