Creating and finding the perfect bar stool for your venue is a big task. There are many aspects to take into account when finding your perfect stool. At BSeated we think we have mastered the art of finding that perfect bar stool. Below are Hints and Tips for you to find the bar stool that will stand the test of time. [caption id="attachment_1451" align="aligncenter" width="919"](image) Bar Stools at Manly Wharf Hotel[/caption]
Choosing Bar Stool HeightBar stools vary in height and therefore it is important to understand what size suits your space. Importantly, stool heights are measured from the floor to the seat and not the backrest. There are three bar stool size categories: residential kitchen counter bar stool height, commercial bar stool height, and low stools. Residential Kitchen Counter Bar Stool Height Most kitchen bench tops are 95 cm high. We recommend the seat height of your bar stool or counter stool be 65 cm high. You will have the perfect amount of space to comfortably cross your legs under the kitchen bench.
Commercial Bar Stool Height The bar height in your cafe, restaurant, pub, hotel, or other commercial venues will commonly be 105 cm. We recommend the seat height of your bar stool be 75 cm. Low stools are also recommended to be 45 cm.[caption id="attachment_1461" align="aligncenter" width="300"](image) Bar Stools at Macchiato[/caption] Rule of Thumb for Bar Stool Heights The rule of thumb to always have the perfect bar stool height is to give 30 cm between the top of the bar stool seat height and the bottom of your bench. For example, if the top of your table is 105cm, using the rule of thumb your seat height will be 75 cm. This rule can also be applied to shorter bar tables to accommodate height.
Choosing The Right Style[caption id="attachment_1471" align="aligncenter" width="919"](image) Bar Stools at Chiara[/caption]
ClassicBentwood bar stools are a timeless classic that is very popular in many establishments as they are instantly recognizable and iconic. With the use of beautiful timber stains you can choose a walnut, white wash or coloured pantone colour for a bit of fun on a classic design. Examples of classic barstools are our Bst-18 Bar Stool and the Beville Bar Stool which doesn’t have a back but features that classic bentwood design. BSeated projects that have used the bentwood bar stools include Collins Square, Sarita's at the Rocksia and Gregory Hills Hotel. [caption id="attachment_1462" align="aligncenter" width="919"](image) Bentwood Bar Stools at Collins Square[/caption]
IndustrialMany venues have adopted this style over the last 5 years, it was hugely influenced by bars in New York and the trendy new Brooklyn area where aged metals and leathers were used to give bar stools a vintage approach. In heavy usage pubs and bars, industrial bar stools are recommended as they are heavier, more robust and durable. We customise a large range of industrial bar stools with the options of different plywoods combined with gunmetal and copper frames. Our Sea Salt Bar Stools are great examples of this industrial style. BSeated projects that have used industrial barstools include The Bayview Hotel and Walt & Burley. [caption id="attachment_1464" align="aligncenter" width="919"](image) Sea Salt Bar Stools at Bayview Hotel[/caption]
ContemporaryScandinavian design are a simple, minimal and functional look that emerged in the 1950’s in Nordic countries. This style is perfect for people that are after simplistic clean lines and minimal colours. Contemporary bar stools are made of light blonde timbers with simple angles, low backs and upholstered seat pads. Some examples of contemporary bar stools are the Triangle Bentwood Bar Stool and The Ola Bar Stool. [caption id="attachment_1473" align="aligncenter" width="919"](image) Contemporary Bar Stools at King Pin Casino[/caption]
Parisian RattanInspired by the streets of France, Parisian style is extremely popular within the hospitality industry because it creates an instant atmosphere of warmth and fun. With the material as rattan, the simple yet elegant designs lend them to be easily placed in homes as well as commercial settings [caption id="attachment_1455" align="aligncenter" width="919"](image) Parisian Rattan Bar Stools at Ivanhoe Hotel[/caption]
Other things to consider:Thickness of Upholstered Seat Pad Before determining the thickness of the seat pad, you must remember that the seat padding will always sink down once sat on. Commonly, the thickness of seat pads are 3 cm. If the height of your counter is 105 cm, the bar stool seat height will be 75 cm and your thickness would be 3 cm adding up to 78 cm. What type of floors are the stools going on? If you have timber floor boards or polished concrete, we recommended that you use a felt covered nylon stopper as this protects the floors from any damage. For carpets, you can't go wrong with a simple nylon stopper. Wood, metal or plastic? Pub furniture is often made out of wood or metal but we also offer some styles in plastic. Our bar stools can be customized with armrests, without backs and with or without padding on the seat. We also offer a range of extra tall and extra short bar stools. [caption id="attachment_1489" align="aligncenter" width="919"](image) Bar Stools at Bodega 1904 Tramsheds[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="919"](image) Bear Bar Stools at Bull & Bear[/caption] You will find what you are looking for As you can see, we offer many options and will guarantee to find a style to match your decor perfectly. BSeated Global specialise in bespoke commercial furniture solutions. We can tailor to almost any piece of furniture to your specific requirements. Feel free to get in touch with our experts!
Bseated Global have put together a guide of things you need to know when having custom banquette seating made. It can be a little overwhelming to achieve a perfect balance between functionality, style, and comfort. Stress no longer! We have manufactured and supplied completely custom-made commercial grade booth and banquette seating for years. This guide will walk you through our process to achieve your beautiful new booth seating. [caption id="attachment_1420" align="aligncenter" width="840"](image) Kittyhawk banquette seating[/caption]
Use & StyleBanquette seating in the hospitality industry comes in all shapes and sizes. It is key that you determine what its purpose will be. The beauty of booth seating is that it maximises space and can be a beautiful focal point. Is your seating for eating in a restaurant? Do you need it to be mobile if the room changes? Is it seating for relaxation, or specifically an aesthetic piece? Do you need to accommodate certain patrons, such as the elderly or children? This context of use will inform your style. Are you looking for banquette seating for a cosy rustic restaurant or a modern hospitality space? Does your surrounding furniture call for a minimalist booth? Know your use and style to inform the rest of your decisions. Bseated can provide design and functionality recommendations according to your venue and assist with any style questions you may have. [caption id="attachment_1422" align="aligncenter" width="683"](image) Porteno banquette seating[/caption]
MeasurementsKnowing the size of your space is vital. Carefully consider where the seating will go relative to your other furniture, and always remember to allow for some breathing room. A scaled plan drawing is ideal. If measurements are an issue, Bseated offers site measurement services. With the proper measurements we are able to ensure that your custom banquette seating will fit perfectly. To help you visualise your space with its new custom seating we also provide shop drawings and CAD drawings where necessary.
UpholsteryBseated offer an incredible range of upholstery options for custom banquette seating. The three main upholstery categories are fabric, leather, and vinyl. The most cost effective upholstery option is fabric. It has the largest range of colours, textures, and patterns. There are commercial options to slow down wear. Choose fabrics with 44,000+ rubs (A Martindale test which measures the durability of fabric) which are suitable for heavy duty commercial use. Bseated can help guide your decision as to the quality of fabric you require. [caption id="attachment_1423" align="aligncenter" width="919"](image) Cambeltown Catholic Club fabric booth seating[/caption] High quality leather is another fantastic option. It is easy to clean, long-lasting, and ages more gracefully. However, the price point of leather is higher. Vinyl is a wonderful middle ground as it is cost effective, durable, and easy to clean. Vinyl comes in a wide range of styles, from realistic leather to a fabric look, and come in commercial grade rub ratings. Bseated also have an extensive range of aged vinyls which are very popular. We can offer recommendations according to your budget, venue, and style. [caption id="attachment_1418" align="aligncenter" width="919"](image) Bodega leather banquette seating[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1425" align="aligncenter" width="919"](image) Three Beans Macquarie Center vinyl banquette seating[/caption]
Comfort & MaterialBseated will ensure that your desired banquette seating comfort levels are met through the depth of the seat. Comfort is also determined by the foam, suspension, and frame. Do you want soft or hard banquette seating for a relaxing or corporate setting? Importantly, we always apply material reinforcements to make the structural integrity sturdy for commercial use. Finally, the base of your banquette seating is both a functional and aesthetic choice. It could be a range of materials, including metal or timber legs or frame, laminate, and mirror. Laminate is the most functional, and natural timber veneers give a luxurious finish. [caption id="attachment_1427" align="aligncenter" width="919"](image) Chiara timber leg banquette seating[/caption]
Please Be SeatedThe purpose of this guide is to break down all the steps required for custom banquette seating into something easily digestible. Or if you’re looking for a professional experience, Bseated are very familiar with this process and we’ll work together to bring your custom booth seating to life.