Folding Furniture: Hospitality Trend
Perfect for bistros, school canteens and even residential environments, these flexible folding designs save on space without sacrificing on style.
Folding on a single axis, the Profile Chair by Canadian design duo Knauf and Brown was launched in 2012 to critical acclaim. Its minimal profile is made from powder coated steel and solid larch, making it suitable for use both indoors and out.
Philippe Malouin's Hanger Chair for Canadian brand Umbra's new sub brand, Umbra Shift, mimics an everyday storage systems - the humble hanger. When not in use, it hangs and stows in a compact, orderly fashion. Available in yellow, coral, black, marine and grey.
Presented at last month's ICFF, Scout Regalia's SR Foldable table is designed with small and multi-use spaces in mind. Made from heavy gauge powder coated steel, the removable folding legs can be stored away when not in use while the table top can be hung on the wall and used as a magnetic dry erase board.
Created by German designer Konstantin Grcic for Italian brand Plank, the Miura table was developed as a companion for the iconic Miura stool. Both the material and folding top make the Miura table suitable for projects such as cafeterias, bistros and catering halls; both the stool and the table can be used indoors or outdoors. The three-leg elliptical steel frame is zinc-plated and produced with a 3D laser technique. The 23.6" diameter table top is also zinc-plated steel and has a folding mechanism, which allows the tables to nest together. The table is available in 3 heights and available in 5 different colors.
Cut from a single sheet of renewable bamboo plywood, Alexandria, VA-based studio Monstrans' Folding chair is made up of three hinged parts: a front leg that incorporates the back rest, a back leg and a seat. The seat and the back rest are fitted with a quarter inch thick wool felt pads, while eight rare earth magnets hold the chair in the closed position. Monstrans debuted the chair at ICFF 2013.
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