• 10 June, 2016
  • Blog

While end-users chill and relax taking their own choice and preference into the café-hopping trend, the competition heats up between cafés and bistros in Singapore. There are 200 cafés opened in Singapore during 2015 alone and 10 new ones in June and every month starting off this year 2016, according to danielfooddiary.com.

Users not only nip-pick on the latest trends in food and beverage, even the style and comfort of seats can give an edge for any establishment to attract the attention of users over others. Singapore’s fickle weather between dry and wet are also important factors for cafés and bistros to consider both indoor and outdoor furniture for users to do their cuppa sessions or afternoon tea rain or shine.

For Rain

Indoor sofa or lounge seating set with added cushions can give your customers some warmth during cold rainy days. The option for upholstery helps your indoor furniture to fit into your café interior setting.

As with any sofa or lounge seating set, the coffee table’s tabletop finishing should be noted for waterproof and anti-stain ability due to potential spills. Laminated tabletops are usually not an issue but wooden surfaces needs to be lacquered.

Best is have sofa or lounge seating sets with flexible and varied modular characteristics as part of its designs, which can be adapt for different capacities for special events and different group size dining.

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Elements from InClass Collections by Sandler Seating for Indoor Use

For Shine

Similarly, if one wishes to have sofa or lounge seating sets for outdoor (and indoor) use, upholstery and materials used are different for outdoor, a design with ventilation should be considered, while seating cushion should not be water absorbent, yet cushy enough to provide for seating comfort.

Again, this depends on the upholstery knowledge of what type of cushion cover and sponge cushion to be crafted into the seat, so as reduce the chances of the cushion to hold water and dry quickly.

 

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Chiengmai by Mondecasa for Indoor and Outdoor Use

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Manhattan by Mondecasa for Indoor and Outdoor Use

 

Again, this depends on the upholstery knowledge of what type of outdoor fabric material to be used for cushion cover and sponge cushion to be crafted into the seat, so as reduce the chances of the cushion to hold water and dry quickly.

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Cuba from Attitude Collection by Jardinico

 

Apart from the occasional wet weather, one should not allow customers to sit under the glare of the sun. Outdoor umbrellas should be incorporated with the sofa or lounge seating set to help provide some shade and protection against the sunlight, improving the overall comfort of your customers.

Investment in durable café indoor and outdoor furniture can differentiate your food establishment by attracting and bringing in customers, while giving them satisfaction through comfort and style.

 

Find out more about our indoor and outdoor furniture here.