Everyone needs to find their own, perfect café. Whether you prefer a pastry and freshly ground coffee or bacon and builder’s tea, finding the perfect café is as important as finding the perfect pub. It’s the place where you can be alone with your thoughts, getting a fresh perspective on your work or surrounded by friends and there’s no more powerful definition of a café’s style than the furniture.
Café furniture needs to be strong and able to cope with whatever a demanding and every changing group of customers can throw at it, maintainable, welcoming and reflective of the style of café, restaurant or breakout area you’re creating. It also needs to be comfortable and something that you want to come back to and enjoy time after time as well as being practical.
If you’re aiming for a style that is contemporary, sleek and minimal, then you should be looking at the Vitra .03 chair
. The .03 is the quintessential slim, sleek, modern café chair. This chair was designed by Maarten Van Severen in 1998 and very neatly sums up the idea that “less is more”. Made from robust and easy to clean polyurethane integral foam, the chair’s shape adjusts to the body making it incredibly comfortable. When you sit back in the chair, the back will yield gently, further improving the comfort, but also offering support. This is a chair that you might struggle to get people out of.
If the style you’re after is a little softer and heading towards something more vintage then the Retro Chair
from Connection are the way forward. Made from solid beech, the Retro adds a splash of 1950’s vintage style to your café or breakout space. Both the chair and the stool are available in 6 colours. The seat and back are produced in easily maintainable polypropylene. The Retro range retains all of their style pedigree and they will look as stylish in your café or breakout area as they did in Betty Draper’s kitchen.
Whatever the style you are looking for, AreaBe has a range of breakout area and café furniture that has been selected for its design, build and performance qualities.