What’s Trending In Cafe Furniture Right Now?

Parisian wicker look cafe chairAs cafe competition gets fierce it’s understandable that more and more cafe’s are looking to modernise their furniture. After all, it’s not just the great tasting coffee, but the latest contemporary look that can draw crowds into your venue. With this in mind, we thought it would be interesting to take a look at the type of cafe furniture that’s trending right now.

Wicker chairs

Wicker chairs offer a relaxed, earthy, colonial-style look which is bang on trend right now. Add some funky cushions and pair them with rich wooden tables and you have a cosy and inviting vibe that entices people to want to sit down.


There’s one look that’s head and shoulders above the rest and that’s the industrial feel. Nothing epitomises this more than sleek aluminium chairs and tables. That said, aluminium can also provide a sophisticated Mediterranean vibe when paired with light woods such as beech, pine or ash. Just imagine the sun glinting off contemporary aluminium furniture catching the eyes of passers by.


Yes that’s right, Plastic is making a come back! Except now it isn’t those horrible austere battleship-grey monstrosities we once associated with schools. Instead plastic (or polypropylene as it’s known) comes in many cool design patterns and funky colours. Lime green, deep purple, crimson red and sunburst yellow are found in chairs with great design features.


Although parquetry is as old as the hills it’s a classic choice that if done right is still as contemporary now as it has been for many years. From table tops to chairs, many companies who design commercial grade cafe furniture are embracing that parquetry look right now. Parquetry has the ability to add a certain quaintness and warmth to your cafe, restaurant, or bistro, yet if paired with iron and steel also makes for a great industrial look.

Tasteful retro

Finally, not so much of a type of furniture but an overall theme. Retro done tastefully is very much of the moment and as such is set to be one of the trends of the year. Try mixing some rich chocolate brown seating with darker wooden tables. Throw in accent colours of orange and sage green and hey presto…. back to the 70’s. Alternatively how about sleek aluminium chairs paired with red counter tops or tables in a nod to the 50’s Italian coffee bar.

Hopefully this has given you some inspiration for the type of furniture to choose in order to achieve that modern look but if you need any further advice or just want to know what’s out there, then why not speak to the professionals? At Cafe Furniture Melbourne we carry a wide range of stylish, commercial grade cafe furniture in stock at great prices. We invite you to check out our website at www.cafefurnituremelbourne.com/au or alternatively give us a call on 03 9357 9688 if you need further help.


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