At Eclipse Furniture, we pride ourselves on delivering top-quality contract and commercial furniture designed to enhance the aesthetics and functionality of bars, pubs, cafés, restaurants, hotels, and bistros. Among the materials we use, polypropylene is a game-changer, offering a host of benefits that make it an ideal choice for businesses in the hospitality sector. In this blog post, we will delve into the power of polypropylene furniture and why it should be considered for your business.

What is Polypropylene?

Polypropylene (PP) is a versatile thermoplastic polymer widely used in various industries due to its unique properties. It is known for its strength, durability, and flexibility, making it a preferred material for a wide range of products… including furniture. As providers of innovative contract and commercial furniture, we have embraced the potential of polypropylene to create furniture that not only meets but exceeds the expectations of our clients who need durable and comfortable chairs and tables for their customers.

Durability and Strength

Polypropylene is exceptionally durable, capable of withstanding the rigour of daily use in high-traffic environments. Whether it's the constant movement of chairs and tables in a bustling café or the robust demands of a busy hotel lobby, polypropylene furniture maintains its structural integrity over time. Its resistance to impact and mid to heavy daily use ensures that your investment will last for years, giving excellent value for money.

Lightweight and Easy to Handle

One of the standout features of polypropylene furniture is its lightweight nature. Unlike traditional materials such as wood or metal, polypropylene is easy to manoeuvre, making it an excellent choice for establishments with a quick turnaround of clientele or frequently change their venue layout. It’s also ideal for bar stools such as the Maya, Tom and Air. This flexibility allows for quick adjustments to accommodate different events, customer preferences, or seasonal changes, enhancing the overall customer experience.

Resistant to Moisture and Stains

In the hospitality industry, spills and stains on tables and chairs are inevitable, however polypropylene's non-porous surface makes it highly resistant to moisture, preventing the absorption of liquids that can lead to unsightly stains or damage. This feature is particularly beneficial for outdoor settings like bistros and cafés, where furniture is exposed to the elements. A quick wipe is often all that's needed to keep polypropylene furniture looking pristine, saving time and effort in maintenance.

UV Resistant

Exposure to sunlight can cause fading and degradation in many materials. However, polypropylene furniture has the added benefit of being UV resistant, ensuring that the vibrant colours such as those seen in our Galaxy stacking side chairs remain intact even after prolonged exposure to sunlight. This characteristic is especially advantageous for outdoor furniture, as it maintains its appeal and structural integrity despite the harsh effects of the sun.

Eco-Friendly and Recyclable

At Eclipse Furniture, we are committed to sustainability. Our polypropylene furniture is an eco-friendly option as the material can be recycled multiple times without losing its properties. By choosing polypropylene furniture, you are making an environmentally conscious decision that contributes to reducing waste and conserving resources. This aligns with the growing consumer demand for sustainable products and practices, enhancing your establishment's reputation as a responsible business.


Polypropylene offers an excellent balance between cost and quality. Its affordability makes it an attractive option for businesses looking to furnish their spaces without compromising on durability and style. The long lifespan and low maintenance requirements of polypropylene furniture further enhance its cost-effectiveness, providing significant savings in the long run. Take a look at some of our popular polypropylene side chairs and tables such as the Sky range, and our Paris armchairs for inspiration.

Why Polypropylene is Important for Your Business

For bars, pubs, cafés, restaurants, hotels, and bistros, the choice of contract and commercial furniture can significantly impact the overall customer experience and operational efficiency. Here are a few reasons why polypropylene furniture should be at the top of your list:

Enhancing Aesthetics

As previously stated, polypropylene furniture comes in a variety of colours, designs, and finishes, allowing you to create a visually appealing environment that reflects your business. Whether you prefer a sleek modern look or a more traditional style, our polypropylene furniture can be customised to match your identity.

Improving Customer Comfort

Comfortable seating is crucial in the hospitality industry. Polypropylene furniture is designed with ergonomics in mind, providing comfortable seating that encourages customers to relax and enjoy their time at your establishment. This can lead to longer visits, increased customer satisfaction and increased profits.

Streamlining Operations

The lightweight and easy-to-clean nature of polypropylene furniture simplifies daily operations. Staff can quickly rearrange seating to accommodate different group sizes or events, and cleaning up after busy periods becomes a hassle-free task. This efficiency translates to better service and a more pleasant dining or lounging experience for your customers.

Meeting Diverse Needs

From outdoor patios to indoor dining areas, polypropylene furniture is versatile enough to meet diverse needs. Its durability and resistance to environmental factors make it suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, providing consistency in style and quality across all areas of your business.

Polypropylene is more than just a material; it's a solution that addresses the unique challenges of the hospitality industry.

At Eclipse, we’re leverage the power of polypropylene to offer contract and commercial furniture that combines durability, aesthetics, and sustainability, helping you create a welcoming and efficient environment for your customers.

Invest in polypropylene furniture from Eclipse Furniture and experience the difference it can make in transforming your space.