Which Table Is Right For you?

There are many decisions that accompany the redesign or opening of a restaurant. One of those decisions is what type of dining tables you will use in your restaurant to maximize your space and set the right design tone.

4 Questions to Ask Your Restaurant Furniture Manufacturer

Furniture is the centerpiece of today’s restaurants. While food remains the focus, the furniture is going to help create the identity of the space. And before that furniture appears in your dining area, it’s produced by a restaurant furniture manufacturer like us.

Design or Durability? Why Not Choose Both?

Design or durability. Do you have to choose between one or the other? Absolutely not, and you shouldn’t. It's easy to experience the benefits of both by working with a quality furniture provider and remaining flexible to your design plans.

Meet Tilly: Our New, Modern Wood Seating Collection

Created by Austrian designer, Robert Stadler, Tilly is a comfortable, modern bistro chair that borrows form and language from the classic Bentwood No. 14 chair, which has been a cafe and restaurant staple since it’s debut in 1859.

Picking the Right Restaurant Furniture for Your Concept

When starting on a new restaurant design, there’s a seemingly endless list of things to evaluate, and one of the first items on that lengthy list usually includes identifying what type of concept to embrace throughout the space.

How to Create a More Social Restaurant

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.

Hot and Ready: Bentwood Quick Ship Program + FAQ

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.

Rethinking Restaurant Furniture With the Harper Collection

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.

The Inspiration for Look Book Vol. 2

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.

NeoCon 2016: A Celebration of People and Design

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.

Looking to the Past for New Product Inspiration - Interview with John Kaloustian

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.

Restaurant Design Trend: The Modern Windsor Chair

What’s that quote? “Everything old is new again.”

Shades of Hugh: The New Wood Restaurant Chair

Make it mint. Play it safe with natural wood. Or go classic with black. Anyway you paint it or stain it, the Hugh Chair won’t disappoint.

Craving Color? How To Pull Off Pantone’s Color of the Year With Restaurant Furniture

For the first time ever, Pantone has awarded the title of “Color of the Year” to two colors, Rose Quartz and Serenity. The blending of these two colors creates a perfect harmony by balancing the warmer hues of Rose Quartz with the cool, tranquility of Serenity.

Better Than LVL: Our 2 Best Table Alternatives

As some of you may have heard, we culled LVL tables. LVL, or laminated veneer lumber, is an engineered wood product that uses multiple layers of thin wood assembled with adhesives. While beautiful, the product did not perform to our standards.

Modern Restaurant Furniture, Meet This Designer

Industrial designer and West Michigan native Joey Ruiter teamed up with Grand Rapids Chair Company for the third consecutive year for a bold new take on modern restaurant furniture, the Leo Collection.

​5 Gorgeous Cafe Chairs

Ah, the cafe. A place to relax, sip espresso, and gaze out into the world through your tortoise shell sunglasses. Or, if you’re like me, furiously trying to connect to Wi-Fi while guarding the only outlet on that side of the cafe.

3 Essentials For Fast Casual Furniture

Fast casual restaurants have found a sweet spot in the market by making the dine-in experience fresh again. Millennials flock to restaurants with Instagram-worthy wall murals and swoon over graphic tiles, but creating a dining experience that is memorable, especially within the fast casual segment, takes more than that.

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.