Contract furniture is a segment in the furniture industry dedicated to the needs of HOtels, REstaurants, and CAfes, which is a.k.a as HORECA industry. This market segment has its own specifics and requirements which if followed would bring satisfaction to all producers, clients, and users.
First of all, the contract furniture is made to last. Due to the heavy usage in the HORECA facilities it must be taken into account that the contract furniture have to last between 2 to 5 years. Producers must aim to use materials which could ensure the durability of the furniture such as:
Secondly, the contract furniture industry has to be much greener compared to the producers targeting the home market because the cycle for changing the furniture at home is usually between 10 to 15 years compared to 2 to 5 years in the HORECA industry, as a result a restaurant, coffee or a hotel is anticipated to change its furniture 3 times faster than a household.
Considering the responsibility we have to preserve the nature for the future generations more and more designers are integrating plants, natural light and natural wooden colors into the interiors of the hotels, restaurants, and cafes.