A moment that defines a design year, 2018’s Pantone Colour of the Year is as unexpected as it is provocative. Ultra Violet, or Pantone 18-3838, is a complex, symbolic shade which suggests the vastness of the cosmos and the desire to explore it. Veering towards a cooler shade, it's reminiscent of musical icons, and a spiritual power which inspires connection.
Pantone Selection ProcessSo how does Pantone choose the colour soon to be splashing across runways and upon walls everywhere? Like every good innovation, the Colour of the Year is subject to thorough testing. Pantone assembles a group of the world's best to find out how people throughout multiple industries are using colour. They travel around the world to the meccas of global fashion, finding hottest colour trends taking both the runway and the street by storm. Looking at the latest that Hollywood has to offer, they analyse the colours and effects being used. Interestingly however, the automotive industry plays perhaps the most vital role in Pantone’s assessment. This is because auto manufacturers are at the forefront of colour creation technology, light-years ahead of everybody else. The panel’s efforts culminate in a secret two-day meeting in which they discuss their findings. Ultimately selecting a colour that resonates not only with them, but the world.
Design InspirationExpect a year filed with Ultra Violet and the wonder it expresses. Since the colour is a mix of blue and red it’s easy pairing with other hues. Coupled with metallic such as silver or gold it becomes lushly glamorous, and with green or blue it leads to a jewel toned sophistication. However the most anticipated pairing with Ultra Violet is texture, velvets and concrete make an ideal match with the hue. For an inspiring design concept, look no further than the Glade Restaurant at Sketch, located in downtown London. After extensive renovating, the exclusive 32-seat restaurant now features incredible hand painted murals and custom carpeting. Touches of rich purple make it appear as an ethereal 'Alice and Wonderland' illustration is coming to life. (image) (image) Photography by Simon Brown
Designing with Ultra VioletThe majority of our diverse furniture range is completely custom made, ready to be adorned with beautiful Ultra Violet. View our Restaurant Furniture or Cafe Chairs if you fancy something stunning for your venue. We also recommend Ultra Violet on custom Bentwood Chair designs. Our interior designers are ready to work with you to find complementary colours which suit the provocative shade.
If you walk into a cafe, restaurant, bar or even a hotel, you might see a tub chair that you can relax and sink into before you start your meal or order your coffee. They are popular as accent chairs and are utilised for their comfort. Tub chairs help create a warm atmosphere as their backs and arms wrap around you like a hug and allow you to B Seated for longer periods of time. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="919"](image) Custom Chairs at The Star[/caption] Tub chairs, or bucket chairs as some people know them by, are simplistic yet customisable in different fabrics and colours. It is a great option for your customers to lounge in whilst they wait for a table and can even serve as an option for a meeting place.
Purpose of your venueThe type of fabric you will need for your tub chairs will depend on the purpose of your venue. These chairs are popular in waiting rooms, hotel lobbies and even doctor's rooms. For example, a family orientated venue should be considerate of children, and so vinyl is a good option as it is more durable and easier to keep clean. Traditionally having arms, tub chairs provide great support. We especially recommend them for aged care facilities as they are comfortable over long periods of time, and the arms allow people to stand easier. Tub chairs are not exclusive to waiting rooms, as you can see in Chula, they have used custom rattan tub chairs as dining chairs to create a point of difference for their venue. [caption id="attachment_1680" align="alignnone" width="919"](image) Custom Rattan Chairs at Chula[/caption]
Where will you place these chairs?Before you start looking for the perfect tub chair, take a few moments to consider where you are placing these chairs and why. Here are some examples of B Seated projects that have used tub chairs in different ways to suit their venue. Cod’s Gift was looking for chairs that could be presented in a playful and creative way. We recommended our Breeze Chair and Tess Upholstered Chair which are highly customisable. They altered them to suit their style which was a beautiful velvet blue cushion and a gold metal base. [caption id="attachment_1664" align="alignnone" width="919"](image) Custom Tub Chairs at Cod's Gift[/caption] Perhaps you are after a more luxurious and comfortable feel for your establishment. The Hilton Catch Restaurant is a great example of how a variety of blue tub chairs are used as dining chairs. Here the chairs transformed the venue into a modern, stylish, and vibrant atmosphere reminiscent of the coast. If any of our tub chairs catch your eye, remember they can be easily customised! [caption id="attachment_1665" align="alignnone" width="919"](image) Variety Chairs at The Hilton Catch Restaurant[/caption] Although most popular in a hotel environment, homes and offices have also seen a rise in tub chairs as they can represent different eras and design styles. Tub chairs are one of the most versatile chairs in our collection, they can be utilised as an accent chair to highlight features of your space and draw attention to a particular area. We recommend our popular Albery Shell Armchair and Bronte Tub Chair which are frequently in stock as they can be customised in many different colours and fabrics. [caption id="attachment_1699" align="aligncenter" width="211"](image) Albery Shell Armchair[/caption]
MeasurementsYou may have noticed that these chairs look a bit lower than traditional chairs, and you are right! A tub chair usually has a seat height of 40 -45 cm, which is what makes them a perfect waiting room chair. [caption id="attachment_1696" align="aligncenter" width="300"](image) Darlo Country Club's custom chairs[/caption]
Book an appointment and see why these tub chairs are so comfortable!Our tub chairs can be customised to your needs in almost every way possible. Come and B Seated on one of these tub chairs and you'll know why they have become so popular!