Upholstered traditional chairs in restaurant setting

In the last years, a return to the simplicity of mid-century design and the warm look of rustic interiors has reached the commercial interior design world. Many bars, coffee shops and restaurants breathed new life into old ideas and offered their clients the best of both worlds. The latest restaurant furniture trends prove it: Old and new can coexist and make your clients happy.

Photo above: Ferdinand Chair from Grand Rapids Chair Company

Below, we gathered a few examples of new restaurant furniture that pay homage to old shapes, even when it turns out to be unique and highly innovative.

Mid-century design has a charm that is hard to resist. When it comes to restaurants, such pieces have the added advantage of taking less space while being elegant and sophisticated. This vegan-leather chair comes in four colors and has a graceful and subtle presence. 

Mid-century chair trend for restaurant interior

Mid-century Modern Petal Upholstered Dining Chair from West Elm

For a restaurant with a more traditional flair, a modern take on a familiar shape brings in the warmth of old memories and the freshness of a streamlined silhouette.

Restaurant furniture trends in chairs and tables

Maria Dining Chair from West Elm

If you love the rustic vibe of wood yet prefer contemporary pieces, this backless barstool checks both boxes. 

Backless wood-and-metal barstool as one of consistent restaurant furniture trends

Brady Backless Barstool from Grand Rapids Chair Company

The Sir Burly barstool is all about confidence and stability. Solid circular tubing and sled feet inspire trust and make for an interesting addition to your bar.

Reinvented rustic wood-and-metal barstool

Sir Burly Barstool from Grand Rapids Chair Company

For a more familiar look, here is another traditional piece reinvented. Donned in both neutral and bright colors, the upholstered Ferdinand chairs have a Scandinavian vibe and a modern feel.

New restaurant furniture trends - reinvented traditional chairs

Ferdinand Chair from Grand Rapids Chair Company

Never waste the opportunity to bring in some color by choosing bright-toned seating pieces. Beyond its minimalist look, the Kartell Venice chair is totally capable of making a visual impact. 

Bright color chair trends for restaurants

Kartell Venice Dining Chair from West Elm

Designers have succeeded in recreating traditional designs by using unique materials that could raise the cool factor of any bar, cafe or restaurant. An inflatable armchair with a sturdy base, the Yomi Cristal piece offers both transparency and color – plus a surprisingly elegant look with a touch of playfulness.

Inflatable chair for garden restaurants

YOMI CRISTAL Armchair by Mojow on archiproducts.com

The Illuminated Yomi Chair takes the concept even further and provides lighting for your garden restaurant setting. 

Illuminated chair for cool restaurants

ILLUMINATED YOMI Garden Armchair by Mojow on archiproducts.com

Ditching the opaque frame and adopting a simple glass one, this armchair by Mojow is inflatable, customizable and available in six cushion colors. 

Uniquely shaped chair made of glass and inflatable material

EXCLUSIVE MW 01 SAFETY GLASS Armchair by Mojow on archiproducts.com

Creative shapes are not limited to restaurant seating options. For a new take on the old pedestal table, the FROZEN piece brings in the elegance of an ice sculpture. The pairing stools and armchairs have the same geometric silhouette and original shape, which continue to be much appreciated restaurant furniture trends.

Sculptural pedestal table trends for restaurants and bars

FROZEN Round Table by Plust on archiproducts.com

Made of galvanized steel, the Antibes table can add a few splashes of color to your restaurant, and make itself noticed despite its simple structure. 

Bright-colored restaurant table trends

ANTIBES Table by iSimar on archiproducts.com

Finally, the Menorca round table is suitable for both indoor and outdoor settings and combines unobtrusive lines with the availability of bright and cheerful colors. 

Simple restaurant furniture trends - galvanized round table

MENORCA Round Table by iSimar on archiproducts.com

If you are thinking to open a new business or are in the process of rebranding and remodeling your existing business, contact us to get a free consultation from Mindful Design Consulting. Click HERE to price your project design.

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