outside seating 25/11/2020
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Bringing the inside out: Extend your outdoor capacity with outdoor seating

The importance of providing outside seating  Over the past few weeks, hospitality venues in England (depending on their local restriction tiers) have been focussing on providing increased outdoor seating ready for when Lockdown 2.0 is lifted.   These efforts are being made to maximise the number of covers they can provide, whilst offering customers an environment they can enjoy, and where they feel safe and able to socially distance.   Whilst venues with gardens and existing alfresco dining areas have found this relatively simple to implement, others with little or no outside space are looking for creative and cost-effective ways of achieving this.  The good news is that assistance is available  Recent measures by the Government recognise that providing additional outside space can be an issue for some... Read More

Restaurant furniture 14/09/2020
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Plastic rattan furniture – The ultimate hero of outdoor furniture

Making the most of cosy evenings to come with outdoor furniture We are now launching into autumn at full speed, and as the days roll by we’re already thinking of ways to beat those inevitable winter blues and create cosy outdoor spaces until summer comes back around. Adding sofas and comfy armchairs to your outside space together with heaters and warm throws is a great way to utilise outdoor space – even when the summer has come to an end. Many restaurants, pubs, hotels and other venues are taking advantage... Read More

Pub furniture 29/07/2020
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How to select the best outdoor pub furniture

Pub, anyone? On 4th July 2020, the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions were lifted on pubs and other eating and drinking establishments, with the provision of new guidelines for keeping workers and customers safe. Just a few weeks later, new legislation from the government is allowing these venues to apply for planning permission to extend their outdoor space to the pavement! Not only does this cost less than £100 and takes less than 10 days to finalise (which is much quicker and requires significantly less paperwork than normal), but means that these... Read More

Hospitality industry UK 18/06/2020

How to make the most of your venue’s space and open safely this summer

As lockdown begins to ease, the hospitality industry in the UK is busy preparing to re-open venues in time to take advantage of the summer months. But with strict social distancing rules and regulations in place, if you want to make the most of the seasonal trade, it’s critical that you are able to create a social and enjoyable atmosphere whilst complying with the necessary social distancing requirements. It’s no surprise that the hospitality industry in the UK was one of the hardest hit by the lockdown measures. 48,349 pubs... Read More

26/03/2020
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7 tips for working from home

A large number of us are now working from home, and for some, this may be your first experience of remote working. Whilst some may find it quite easy to blend work and home life, others may find it a challenge to adapt to a new way or pattern of working. In order to make this experience as stress-free and effective as possible here are a few key points to consider, including how to find stylish home office furniture: Ensure you have the right equipment Along with the essential equipment... Read More

Contract furniture 17/03/2020
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Bespoke contract furniture – Our offering

First impressions count across the hospitality and service industry – That’s why it’s important to have the right contract furniture items for your establishment. Of course there are other major and critical factors including food, drink and customer service, but the overall look and feel of your restaurant, bar, pub, café or hotel plays an important role in the overall impression to the customer. , but the overall look and feel of your restaurant, bar, pub, café or hotel plays an important role in the overall impression to the customer.... Read More

Contract furniture 02/03/2020
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How your venue can make the most out of Mother’s Day

It’s not surprising that Brits love spoiling their mums. UK spending is set to top £1.6 billion this year and what better way to treat your mum than to take her for a meal out with the family. In fact, Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day are the two busiest dates of the year. Father’s Day falls in June when there is more possibility of some sunshine, however, with Mother’s Day falling in March, it’s a far safer bet to take her to her favourite eatery. So, as a restaurant, pub,... Read More

Commercial furniture 20/02/2020
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2020 Spring & Summer interior design trends

As this is being written, it’s dull and gloomy and pouring with rain outside. However, we’re now at the best end of February and as of March, the daffodils begin to grow and our thoughts lean towards warmer climes, holidays and spring/summer vibes. At the end of last year, we featured a blog focusing on the commercial interior design and contract furniture trends for 2020. Of course, this all still applies, but what we’d like to focus on now are the interior design trends which will become particularly apparent this... Read More

Contract furniture 10/02/2020
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How to enhance your Al Fresco dining experience

As the nights begin to draw out and the days begin to lengthen, spring and summer is a thought on everyone’s mind. Our minds turn to long, warm summer nights spent with friends and family, making the most of the fantastic company combined with the open air. As a venue, you will also be thinking about how you can make the most out of your outdoor space as the weather improves and so this article aims to cover how to optimise your Al Fresco dining experience, including your exterior design,... Read More

contract furniture 03/02/2020
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Our hottest contract furniture products for 2020

The New Year signifies a change for businesses and people alike and your hospitality environment may well be following this trend. Is your venue in need of an update to its current look and feel or are you simply longing for a change and so looking to replace your contract furniture and overall interior design? Whatever your motivation, we have a wide selection of new and trending contract furniture products here at Eclipse, from tables, chairs and bar stools to auto-adjusting bases, picnic tables and parasols. This article aims to... Read More