Industrial modern restaurant chairs might seem quite easily made, since they can be serial products and often are. However the reality is really different when we are talking about furniture with particular styles, concepts and, most importantly, the quality of the product. Wood chairs in particular require a higher control of the process, starting by the choice of lumber that will be used as the raw material.
The choice of the wood will meet the criteria of the brand when it comes to quality, provenance and of course, style. Many features are taken into account in this process, as the hardness, wood grain and natural color. The lumber comes often as industrial raw logs and they have to be processed to create the legs and the wood frame. Each brand has its own processing machine to design the curves and also, most brands will make use of a craftsman to polish and give unique, perfect adjustments.
Meanwhile, when the seats and back of the chair are designed with fabric covers, this material also goes under a processing method which will be even more meticulous. Leather chairs, for example, are not more expensive for free. It is required 2 or 3 steers to design a single chair because the leather goes under an inspection of quality. Parts of the cloth that have visual imperfections are eliminated from the process. Most refined brands will also use a craftsman to cut the fabric appropriately. The sewing of the fabric also is performed manually. The professionals must consider the differences of each fabric, as some stretch more than others, so the sewing must be perfectly adjusted. For leather, it requires much more skills from professionals.
In the end, all the upholstery material is attached to the wood frame and it might also goes under a manual process. After all the hard work, each chair is inspected as the ones that don’t fit the quality criteria are discarded or reworked.
This kind of half-industrial, half-craftsman work provides most of the high quality chairs in the market, and the also offer a perfect blend of concepts to most modern ambients. Some famous designs provided by this modern upholstery of chairs are the Italian concepts like the Siena, Rapallo and Portofino. They can often be seen in design sets that are supposed to meet a middle ground between classic style and modern minimalism, like 4 star cosy hotels, contemporary nigh clubs and pubs.
Designs that are a little bit more refined, like for example, the Veneziana and Cortigiana, make more use of fabrics and more meticulous, hand-made processing steps as they are more artsy than minimalist, so they are excellent for more intimate ambients since they provide a more unique and individualized set of furniture.