Category: Outdoor Furniture

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Best Commercial Grade Tables for Indoor and Outdoor Use

As people resume business and leisure travel, designers for the hospitality and healthcare industries will need to focus on creating open space layouts that welcome small gatherings yet convey “control” and safety. Consumers need to feel safe while they adjust to “new” social gathering norms post-pandemic.

Tabletops that offer function and style are the key to creating these adaptive spaces that encourage gatherings yet accommodate new expectations around physical distancing, cleanliness, and safety.

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Outdoor Design Ideas to Expand Entertainment Space

Design firms know well the need to combine luxury and comfort to expand entertainment spaces outdoors and seamlessly blend the comforts of indoor living with outdoor hospitality venues.

This past year has convinced us to get outdoors more and to realize the benefit of creating outside venues. But what are some ways to expand an outside space? One of the most important outdoor design ideas will center around choosing durable furniture that enhances your outdoor space while also withstanding nature’s challenges.

Beaufurn has some amazing outdoor furniture designs to enhance modern verandas, decks, and other expanded, architecturally landscaped areas. Our designer outdoor chairs, barstools, and tables add style to outside venues nationwide. Our outdoor furnishings are easy to maintain, too, resisting mold, mildew, fading, and other challenges nature presents.

Here are the 4 main elements to focus on when designing expanded outdoor living spaces.

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How to Clean Commercial Chairs in Restaurants & Other Settings

Designers are challenged to create attractive, welcoming spaces furnished with products that are durable yet comfortable. Seating that provides style and safety is ideal. Whatever the commercial environment —restaurant, café, food court, and university applications — Beaufurn chairs provide flair as well as practical performance.

We offer the following tips on how to clean and disinfect our commercial chairs designed for comfort and functionality.

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Design Solutions for Climate Change | Beaufurn

Increasingly, architects and designers worldwide are dedicated to finding solutions to climate change as it applies to their work. Building plans are reaching beyond the goal of just being serviceable structures.

While the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has supported the Architecture 2030 Challenge toward more energy-efficiency and revamped building codes, changes are also being made to how the design community approaches building interiors.

So what are design solutions for climate change? Designers and furniture manufacturers can make a promise of environmental responsibility. They can fulfill this by incorporating sustainable practices company-wide and utilizing eco-friendly materials.

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Senior Living Furniture That’s Comfortable, Contemporary, and Innovative

Senior living communities are no longer relegated to end-chapter, institutional facilities. Instead, retirement communities are evolving into active communities with vibrant atmospheres, numerous activities, and continued care amenities.

Senior living interior designers play a crucial role in creating innovative and supportive environments that no longer lack color but instead embrace it, while also using safe yet contemporary furnishings.

While many companies provide a few stellar options in healthcare furniture, Beaufurn offers the comprehensive Healthcare Collection, including lounge and dining collections as well as casegoods.

“The Senior Living Collection by Beaufurn offers a full senior living complement for a whole facility concept,” says owner Bill Bongaerts.

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designer outdoor furniture in Bistro style from Beaufurn

Outdoor Furniture Solutions for 2021 That Everyone Will Love

This new year promises innovative outdoor furniture design in an assortment of chairs, barstools, tables, and umbrellas that bring warmth, joy, versatility, sustainability, and overall optimism. Are you ready to move forward? Beaufurn is too!

We’ve listed a few noteworthy trends to look forward to this year. While designer outdoor furniture needs to be weather-resistant, it also needs to welcome guests to visit, stay, relax, and enjoy. These are the outdoor furniture solutions everyone will love.

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5 Design Trends for 2021: Beaufurn Predictions

yellow and gold furniture trending in 2021
Angel Chair by Beaufurn

With this new year comes refreshed optimism and you can expect 2021 design to reflect this positivity in home and hospitality spaces worldwide.

Indeed, the color experts at Pantone Color Institute bolster this sentiment with their combined choice of the cheerful PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating and the solid, dependable PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray as 2021 colors of the year.

Beaufurn is ready to partner with architects and interior designers to create welcoming, modern designs for consumers ready to move onward!

We have listed predictions for design trends in 2021 and welcome you to join in our anticipation by sharing your own thoughts.

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Beaufurn Looks Back at This Year’s New Furniture Designs

The design industry faced a challenging year, but not one without optimism and certainly not one lacking in great commercial furniture offerings. In retrospect, the new furniture products in Beaufurn’s 2020 lineup fit perfectly with key trends in the furniture industry, including designs that are eco-friendly, flexible, playful, and bold.

Of course, sustainability has always been part of our design process, and one we will continue to embrace in the future. We incorporate sustainable practices company-wide and utilize eco-friendly materials in the production of our products.

With the year ending, we are offering a retrospective on the new furniture products Beaufurn created in 2020 that were not just trendy, but beautiful and classic products that appeal to numerous audiences. Italian, French, and Belgian influence is evident in our clean lines, novel shapes, and varied color palate.

From our side chairs and barstool to our lounge chairs, our new furniture in 2020 will likely continue in popularity for years to come.

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Virtual Tours: Design Trade Shows Re-imagine Hospitality

Every year, we look forward to attending HD Expo in Las Vegas, then Neocon in Chicago, and BDNY in New York.  There are other shows, of course, but these are typically the big hospitality showcases in which Beaufurn participates.

Beaufurn modular furniture line for flexible design

This year, however, was a year of not-so-typical trade shows and exhibits. So, we adjusted, pivoted, and reimagined how to showcase our hospitality furniture to thousands of “visitors” unable to physically visit these expos.

The design industry has had to reimagine how it showcases its products and creative services while in quarantine. The “new normal” is now design revealed through webinars, virtual tours, digital showcases, and online conferences.

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College Furniture Solutions for 21st Century Challenges

While most discussion around students returning to college campuses centers around online learning versus in-class instruction, there is also concern regarding how to keep students safe on campus in general — in college lounge areas, cafeterias, and dormitories.

College and institutions of higher learning will rely on federal and state guidelines to determine best practices for public health, they will need designers to help them change shared spaces and common areas to focus on less dense use.

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