Most of us are familiar with tub chairs as they’re frequently to be found in cafes and restaurants, hotel reception areas, and even in the home. They’re typically recognised by their curved shape which wraps itself around the user when they’re seated. No one knows for sure who actually invented the tub chair, but they are known to have been used by the royal courts in both France and England as far back the 16th century.
A traditional tub chair was typically made from leather and had arms which matched the height of the back of the chair. Over time, however, designers have introduced other materials and fabrics, added stud buttons, and changed the height and shape of the arms. However, the principle has always remained the same in that to be a tub chair, the back must curve around and ‘hug’ the user’s body.
The addition of a few tub chairs to your cafe is sure to enhance your decor and there are several reasons to consider choosing tub chairs:
Comfort – The design of the tub chair offers a generous space in which a person can sit and let their entire body relax in comfort. What’s more the arms give them somewhere to support their forearms and hands too.
Compact – There’s no wasted space with a tub chair since the style is compact and practical and far less cumbersome than many other styles of armchair in the market. If space is limited then tub chairs make an excellent choice.
Timeless – When you buy into an iconic piece of furniture such as a tub chair, you can be assured that it will never go out of fashion and you won’t find yourself in a couple of year’s time needing to replace them for the latest fad. A bit like the “little black dress” which is the staple of most women’s wardrobes, the black leather tub chair is simply timeless.
Strong and robust – Provided you buy a commercial grade of tub chair you can expect it to last for several years since it has been made to withstand regular, daily use. Manufactured from a choice of vinyl or PU leather, maintenance is minimal and requires little more than a wipe with a damp cloth to remove any spills and a quick buff with a dry cloth.
If you’re considering tub chairs for your cafe or bistro then we can help. We have a range of tub chairs in black, brown, or charcoal which are commercial grade and with their value for money price, they make a great investment. Why not take a look in our online store or, if you happen to be in the Brendale area, then please call into our warehouse and check them out for yourself. If you need any more information on any of our products then please feel free to call Cafe Chairs Melbourne on 07 3205 1616 where our friendly staff are waiting to assist.