Your pub furniture should be all things to all men (& women); it should be functional, comfortable, well made & beautiful.Luckily in Ireland we still have a thriving tradition of hand crafted, quality furniture manufacturers creating beautiful ranges of traditional & contemporary furniture. Good quality furniture should stand the test of time & to me it is a worthwhile investment as it will be one of the most used elements of your pub. Different types of furniture will set the tone for different areas of your pub e.g. dining specific areas although in an Irish Pub food is usually served in every nook & cranny, it's up to you whether you want to lounge around in comfy chairs or perch up by the bar counter!!
Different style of pubs have variations of different styles of furniture although they can be mixed & matched to a certain extent, traditional forms can also be brought more up to date by using more contemporary materials; contemporary furniture can look fantastic in traditional surroundings. Bespoke fixed seating can be specifically designed to fit into a cosy snug or add an area of interest to a seating area. It is important to have design direction for the installation of your furniture as it will be with you for many years to come. Hard wearing leathers especially on seats, if well maintained will age well you can also mix fabric e.g. hardwearing leather to seat pads & fabric to seat backs.Beautiful hand crafted furniture is like decorative art in a room, it adds function to a space whilst also giving it a personality, it should also offer comfort, a welcome & enhance the experience your pub offers.