A coffee builds trust...
Scientists have confirmed what people intuitively know: Common meals are a good basis for meetings or delicate negotiations and in general a good prerequisite for social interaction. The mood rises slightly, relaxation clearly.
The perfect cafeteria - or the eye eats and drinks with
Anyone who sits down in a cafeteria, either alone or with customers, colleagues or superiors, wants to feel comfortable there. In addition to the service and quality of coffee & co., the furnishings also contribute significantly to the feel-good effect.
The overall concept
The cafeteria should fit into the overall concept of your company and your values and atmosphere should be reflected in the furnishings. Individual aspects should be coordinated with the company philosophy, a touch of luxury or rather rustic? If people feel comfortable, they will use "their" cafeteria frequently. Depending on fluctuation, the furniture should be of high quality and resilient. If the cafeteria is used for multifunctional purposes or if the room is rather small, a decision for stackable chairs can be a good idea. Please contact us for advice, questions or further information.
Tables and chairs
The choice of tables and chairs is based on the function of the cafeteria. If complete meals are served, the tables must be larger than if there are actually only drinks and snacks. For small meals, a side table and a trolley that can also be used for storing used dishes may be sufficient.
Coffee house chairs from Thonet
Even coffee house chairs, which conquered the whole world from Vienna, have their own charm and bring tradition and culture to life. The coffee house chair 214 was developed in 1859 by Michael Thonet from bent wood and is said to have survived a fall from the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
The Thonet cantilever chair S 43
Another classic from Thonet is the S 43 cantilever chair from 1931, which made history as one of the first tubular steel furniture and marked the beginning of ergonomic sitting. The artistic copyright is attributed to the Bauhaus teacher Mart Stam. The cantilever chair made of beech wood is now available in twenty beautiful colours.
Vitra Hal - modern shell chairs also for refectories
A modern classic is the Vitra Hal by designer Jasper Morrison in different versions. The HAL shell chairs by Vitra have a clear, modern expression and offer freedom of movement due to the slightly yielding plastic for dynamic sitting. They are also stackable. The Vitra HAL Tube Armrest shell chair has comfortable armrests.
Under steam: The 7™ series by Fritz Hansen
The series 7™ are the most successful chairs of the Danish manufacturer Fritz Hansen, they are among the best-selling seats ever. The 3107 chair was created in 1955 by the Danish designer Jacobsen, who steamed laminated veneer boards into shape. Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971) shaped Danish design and design history like no other.
Seating as an eye catcher for your cafeteria
Looking for something fancy for the cafeteria? In the pro office shop you will find numerous articles, such as the Barcelona Chair lounge chair by Knoll, which the designer Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created in 1929 for the German World Exhibition Pavilion in Barcelona. Real eye-catchers are also the Vitra Wiggle Side Chair or the cosy beanbags and hammocks by Fatboy: relax and live in the cafeteria.
In a word: Reduce background noises
Even speech can be disturbing: If the acoustics in your cafeteria are uncomfortable, acoustic furniture or acoustic absorbers can reduce the learning level. Sound absorbers can be found in the form of panels, partitions, lamps, wallpaper and stools.
The colours: economical or rather bright?
The atmosphere of your cafeteria is also influenced by the choice of colour. Warm colours convey cosiness while cool colours emphasise the modern character and sophisticated style. Signal red or yellow should be used sparingly and not too many colours should be combined.
Lighting and lighting concepts for cafeterias
Artificial, of course: most rooms cannot avoid artificial light; the pro office shop offers designer lamps from renowned manufacturers and designers, table lamps, wall lamps, pendant lamps and floor lamps with energy-saving lamps that reflect the daylight spectrum as far as possible. Design classics and models by current designers are also included.
Accessories, pictures and watches in the Café
Of course, decorative elements and pictures also belong in a cafeteria to underline the inviting atmosphere, for example the colourful Vitra Wooden Dolls by designer Alexander Girard or the stylish Vitra House Birds by Charles & Ray Eames. With a clock (Vitra Clock) you know what time it is and the Muuto Elevated Vase offers space for seasonal decoration. In the pro office shop you will also find high-quality fine art prints, exclusive urban or natural motifs behind acrylic glass or on Alu-Dibond.