By Bi5MiLl4hRunamuckfestival. Bar Tables. At Wednesday, November 14th 2018, 06:20:21 AM.
Since new regulations were made law in 1988 (The Furniture and Furnishings (Fire Safety) regulations 1988) it is very important when purchasing new bar furniture that the correct certification to show that the fabric used has been treated for fire retardancy and that any foam fillings are made of combustion modified foam. The supplier of the bar furniture will be able to supply these. Bar stools are available at bar height to either stand by the bar or to stand alongside tall tables (poseur tables) designed specifically for drinking at rather than for dining. Poseur tables can have single pedestals with one or two table tops at different heights which take up little space and look very attractive when set in a room with other regular height bar furniture.
The bar furniture market in the UK is seeing more and more modern styles being offered each year as many licensees choose to give the interior of their bar a lighter and hopefully more inviting aspect. Chromed tubular steel is very popular now, looking particularly attractive upholstered in leather or patterned dralon or flat weave fabric. Classic sofa designs, for example Le Corbusiers' 'Petit Confort' sofa which offers outstanding comfort combined with a strikingly attractive appearance when upholstered in black or red leather. These offer maximum impact when a number of single, two or three seater pub chairs are combined to utilize the bar space available and ideal combined with glass topped or modern wooden coffee tables.
Of course fully upholstered sofas are popular especially in full leather to give the bar a relaxed ambience that encourages customers to stay, and of course spend more money on food and drink. As sofas take up more space than other forms of bar furniture, the proprietor can add chairs or bar stools into the plan to utilize the space available and accommodate more customers. Cube stools go particularly well with the leather sofas and can be upholstered in the same leather or a contrasting colour to add some variety and interest to the whole design. The choice of modern tall bar stools is extensive too, from a simple square chrome with square leather upholstered seat or more complex tubular pedestal bar stools with gas lift cushioning to give the customer extra comfort.