Outdoor furniture on its own is a broad category of furniture according to placement. The term alone has many sub-branches mainly dividing into non-commercial and commercial outdoor furniture. The latter being the topic of discussion in this article.
It may be hard to immediately understand what falls under commercial outdoor furniture when first hearing the term. To simply put it, outdoor furniture that is provided mainly by cafes, restaurants, bars, hotels and resorts for commercial purposes is a good definition. Now based on the type of commercial service and need the furniture will also vary in its purpose and design.
Factors that greatly influence the decision of the style and color palette of commercial outdoor furniture depends heavily on the weather, country, culture and tradition. Many restaurants aiming to provide an ambience in a tourist spot will try to portray the country’s national colors, furniture style and design in their outdoor furniture. This contributes to a welcoming and traditional approach that tourists very much look forward to and are willing to pay quite a lot of money for. This was a particular example showing that purpose is very important in decision making. A café meant for a causal stop-over or a space to read and work on the laptop will have a more comfortable seating arrangement. Maybe overlooking a beautiful view or busy sidewalk that could provide inspiration to the type of people visiting the café. A fine dining restaurant would focus greatly and meticulously on classiness, expensive taste and materials, sophisticated colors and to create the allure of luxury.
Hotels and resorts will provide commercial outdoor furniture for outside waiting spaces, for example when visitors are waiting for a car or taxi. They could also provide fancy seating for visitors that choose to meet with hotel customers outside the premise as many hotels have rules and regulations that need to be followed. The poolside is a great example of varying commercial outdoor furniture. Both hotels and resorts will invest in excellent quality patio chairs and tables, lounging chairs and outdoor sofas to complete the sophisticated look. Colors in this instance are kept slightly brighter towards the pool so to give a bright and summery vibe and sofas usually are a deeper earthlier toned color so to be comfortable yet stylish.
These choices are not made be one person alone. A panel of experts including interior and exterior designers, creative furniture stylists, architectures and the people executing the decision making are usually involved when you commercial outdoor furniture for your business. Months are taken to prepare the space and calculate how everything could be used to maximize it’s potential and efficiency as well as create an aesthetic that will leave in imprint in any visitor.
Investing in such things is it’s own marketing and advertising as people who enjoy the ambience, which this does create, will remember the place, rate it better, suggest it to others and will find it a place hard to forget and more importantly a place they want to visit again very soon.