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Tub chairs are commonplace and can be found in the home as well as in restaurants and cafes. You could indeed be forgiven for thinking that they are a modern piece of furniture but in fact there is evidence to suggest that they were around as far back as the 16th century when they were used for holding royal courts in both England and France.
As the name suggests, the traditional tub chair got its name from the American ‘tub’ or bath, only in the form of an armchair. The one thing that defines a tub chair is the way in which the chair curves around your body as you sit in it. In a traditional tub chair the arms are the same height as the back but modern styles use arms of all different shapes and sizes; although they all have the same thing in common (whether they’re made from leather or another fabric) and that is to hug the person seated.
Why tub chairs are so popular
This iconic chair is popular especially with restaurants and cafes, because it lends itself to relaxation. The shape of the chair provides enough space for the user to relax their entire body in comfort and the arms gives them somewhere to place their hands too. The whole concept of the tub chair is for the user to unwind in total comfort. You’ll find them in reception areas and informal meeting rooms and similar to the “little black dress” of the fashion world, the black leather tub chair will never go out of fashion. However, modern day designers have enhanced today’s tub chairs with the addition of chrome and steel.
In a modern cafe, tub chairs upholstered in PU leather or fabric lend a cosy relaxed area where friends can meet for a chat and informal business meetings can be conducted over a cup of coffee By opting for a commercial grade tub chair in PU you can be confident that these chairs will withstand regular daily use and retain their glowing good looks. The added benefit of a tub chair is that it takes up less room than a conventional arm chair or sofa would so it’s ideal for those with limited space.
If you’re looking to create a lounge area in your cafe then here at Cafe Furniture Melbourne we have a variety of tub chairs to choose from upholstered in easy care vinyl, PU leather, and charcoal fabric, all of which are commercial grade and come with an affordable pride tag. Why not take a look in our online store, or if you happen to be in the Campbellfield area of Victoria, then call in to our warehouse and try them out for yourself. If you’d like any further information on our tub chairs or any of our other furniture, then please don’t hesitate to give us a call on (03) 9357 9688.