Furniture for restaurants and hotels: how to choose

The first restaurants in Europe opened in the 18th century. It is argued that the oldest of the existing restaurants is Sveveden de Botin in Madrid, which opened in 1725. The main difference between restaurants from the previously existing taverns, taverns, etc. D. It was that they were preparing food to order. Harchevni and the taverns of the Middle Ages (article “Medieval Hotel Furniture”), for example, first of all, worked for the carriageways. The locals rarely ate them-except that they went to skip a mug or two beer or a glass of wine. Restaurants began to focus on local residents. Soon, after several decades, the establishments began to stand out from the total mass of restaurants, which were guided by gourmets, fans are not just tasty and satisfying to eat, but to get acquainted with exotic dishes.

If you look into a modern restaurant, then it is easy to notice that it uses special equipment for restaurants. But such equipment is the result of many years of development and experience of experience. In the first institutions of this type, there were practically no differences from traditional and already mentioned taverns or tavern, except for a higher level of service (and then at best). Until 1917, there were restaurants in Russia, which were actually even less comfortable than many canteens of the Soviet period. Furniture in such an institution was neither convenience nor beauty. The main difference from the older -fashioned tavern and taverns was the availability of tables, which were sitting at small companies. Also, instead of shops and stools, chairs with backs appeared. In the most chic restaurants, furniture was ordered from eminent masters, whose products were famous throughout Europe. For example, throughout the 19th century, Norokoko’s furniture, especially made in Austria, for example, the famous Viennese chairs, was popular with popularity. It is worth mentioning Johann Dangauzer, one of the most famous furniturers of his time.

However, the 19th century was the last era when Europeans massively bought handmade furniture. By the end of this century, she was replaced by tables, chairs, beds produced in the factory. The growth of the living standards of the Middle European increased the demand for things that increased the comfort of middle -class representatives. If now the possession of handmade furniture is a sign of taste, prosperity, etc. D., then a hundred years ago everything was exactly the opposite. Factory furniture was considered more fashionable. It also affected restaurants. At first, lightness, convenience, grace of furniture were completely not important. This is in our time convenient folding chairs are in great demand. At the end of the XIX century, they preferred rather heavy, functional pieces of furniture of typical series produced in the factory. What can you do, completely different things are valued in different eras.

At this time, style eclecticism becomes popular in the furniture industry, t. e. Mixing various styles. The new production method was not able to give rise to a new style, so I had to borrow elements of old. Sometimes unsuccessful solutions were masked by a large number of gilding, bright, especially red, fabrics. Modern comfortable, elegant folding tables, chairs and other furniture items look significantly better than restaurant furniture of the late 19th century, which, to be honest, often looked completely tasteless.

Fortunately, the time of experimentation has ended, and over time it became clear that standardization is not the path that furniture art should go. At least if it wants to remain art.