What are the standards for restaurant and hotel furniture?

At the heart of the demanding world of restaurants and hotels, furniture transcends its simple aesthetic function to become a key element guaranteeing the safety and comfort of customers. Far beyond aesthetics, the quality of furniture is a non-negotiable criterion, determining the overall experience offered by an establishment. This imperative takes on an even more crucial dimension when it comes to the standards governing these sectors, which are specifically formulated to ensure the safety of occupants, with a particular emphasis on fire resistance.

In this article, we delve into the standards that dictate the world of furniture in the restaurant and hotel industries. Our studio’s commitment to safety and compliance is reflected in every creation, where aesthetics and functionality blend harmoniously to redefine excellence in the design of welcoming spaces. Discover the essential standards, where furniture becomes more than just a commodity, but a centrepiece in the art of entertaining and creating memorable spaces.

What are the fire resistance standards for ensuring safety in public spaces?

Within the demanding restaurant and hotel industry, fire resistance standards are distinguished by their rigour. These standards, among the strictest in the industry, are specifically designed to guarantee maximum safety for occupants in the face of fire hazards. In particular, furniture, which is ubiquitous in public spaces, is subject to drastic criteria designed to minimise potential hazards and ensure safe evacuation in the event of an emergency. These standards vary according to local, national and international regulations, but here are a few elements commonly taken into account:

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  • Standards on flammable materials: Standards specify the materials permitted for covering and manufacturing furniture. Some materials are more fire-resistant than others, and their use may be regulated.

  • Fire resistance of coverings: Coverings used on furniture, such as fabrics and upholstery, often have to comply with specific fire-resistance standards.

  • Fireproofing: Some countries require furniture in public spaces to be fireproofed to reduce its combustibility.

  • Standards for enclosed spaces: Enclosed spaces, such as restaurant booths, may have specific standards for the materials used in their construction and interior design.

  • Installation standards: In addition to manufacturing standards, there may be installation standards that need to be met to ensure the safe layout of furniture in the space.

  • Compliance with construction standards: Buildings housing public spaces often have to comply with specific construction standards in terms of fire resistance.

It is crucial for restaurant and hotel owners to familiarise themselves with the standards in force in their area and to ensure that all furniture complies with these standards. This helps to create a safe environment for customers and staff, while complying with fire safety regulations.

As interior design experts, Making-Of Studio seamlessly integrates these stringent standards into each of its creations. Beyond aesthetics, every piece of furniture designed by our studio is subject to rigorous safety standards. We understand that beauty must be combined with safety, especially in environments where protecting people is an absolute priority. So every Making-Of Studio creation embodies the perfect union of visual appeal and safety, ensuring that our customers benefit from furnishings that combine functionality, style and peace of mind.

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Safety standards for restaurant furniture

Restaurants, with their constant flow of customers, are spaces where the safety and durability of furniture are paramount. Chairs, tables, benches: each element must not only withstand intensive use, but also meet strict fire safety standards. We understand the crucial importance of these specific requirements.

Our selection process for materials and coverings is meticulous, aiming to ensure that each creation meets the strictest safety standards while embodying exceptional design. The chairs, tables and benches designed by our teams are not simply pieces of furniture, but functional pieces of art. We firmly believe that safety and style should never be compromises for each other. On the contrary, they are intrinsically linked in every creation, demonstrating our commitment to offering spaces that are welcoming, elegant and safe.

As part of our commitment to universal accessibility, we pay particular attention to welcoming people with disabilities into our spaces. Adapted seating, unobstructed passageways and special features are integrated into the design of our restaurants to ensure a safe and comfortable experience for all our customers, whatever their particular needs.

Safety standards for restaurant furniture are defined to ensure the safety of customers and staff, minimising the risk of fire, accidents and ensuring safe evacuation in the event of an emergency. Here are some of the standards commonly applicable to restaurant furniture:

  • Fire standards: Furniture in public spaces, including restaurants, often has to meet strict fire resistance standards. This may include specific standards for the materials used in the manufacture of the furniture.

  • Intensive use standards: As chairs, tables and benches are exposed to frequent use, they must withstand daily wear and tear. Specific standards can define durability and resistance criteria to guarantee the longevity of the furniture.

  • Ergonomic standards: Furniture must be ergonomic to ensure the comfort of customers and staff. Standards can govern the height of seats, the design of tables and other ergonomic aspects.

  • Stability standards: Tables and chairs must be stable to avoid accidents. Standards can be put in place to guarantee the stability of furniture.

  • Maintenance and cleaning standards: Some furniture may be subject to maintenance and cleaning standards to ensure a hygienic environment that complies with health regulations.

  • Material safety standards: Certifications guaranteeing the use of materials that are safe and free from harmful substances may also apply to restaurant furniture.

International standards for hotel furniture

In the hotel industry, furniture is much more than a mere convenience; it is a reflection of elegance and a guarantee of safety. Rigorous and detailed international standards define the criteria for each element, from the bed to the dressing table, with particular attention paid to fire resistance. We take this combination of aesthetics and safety to the next level.

From the furniture in a luxury suite to the elements in communal areas, each piece is a harmonious fusion of art and safety. At Making-Of Studio, we believe that elegance should never compromise safety, and vice versa. Each of our creations embodies this philosophy, offering hotels unique pieces that combine refinement, identity and security.

International standards for hotel furniture may vary from country to country and region to region, but certain general standards and specifications are often taken into account. Here are some common aspects of international standards for hotel furniture:

  • Fire resistance: International standards often include strict fire resistance specifications for hotel furniture, particularly in public areas.

  • Durability and strength: Hotel furniture should generally be constructed from materials that are durable and resistant to frequent use.

  • Safety standards: International safety standards for hotel furniture may cover aspects such as stability, accident prevention, and the absence of sharp edges or dangerous protruding parts.

  • Ergonomic comfort: Standards may define criteria for the ergonomic comfort of seats, beds and other furniture to ensure a positive guest experience.

  • Environmental standards: Some countries follow international environmental standards to ensure that furniture follows sustainable practices and minimises its impact on the environment.
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Materials and certification, the guarantee of durable, compliant furniture

When designing furniture, every material used at Making-Of Studio is subject to strict standards, guaranteeing not only quality but also respect for the environment. Certifications play a crucial role, particularly those attesting to the absence of harmful substances. Our partnership with certified suppliers is a deliberate move to ensure compliance with environmental and safety standards.

Each material selected is carefully examined to ensure that it meets the highest criteria in terms of safety and environmental impact. This proactive approach results in furniture that not only exceeds expectations in terms of safety, but is also environmentally friendly. We believe that environmental responsibility is an intrinsic part of quality, and every piece of furniture we create is proof of this.

In conclusion, at Making-Of Studio, a commitment to excellence and safety is at the heart of every project. Each piece of furniture is meticulously designed to exceed industry standards, providing our clients with the assurance of a space that is as safe as it is beautifully appointed. Whether for a Michelin-starred restaurant or a luxury hotel suite, each creation is a testament to our dedication to aesthetics, functionality and safety.

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