The future of furnishing

In an exclusive Q&A with Bar Magazine, Becka Cutler, Head of Creative at Cult Furniture, shares the company’s predictions for spring/summer 2023 and tells us how they can help venue operators get ready for the warmer weather.

1. What upcoming design trends should venue operators keep an eye out for this spring/summer?

“In 2023, we expect to see more extraordinary and creative interiors becoming the new norm. Hospitality design will continue to develop with more emphasis on functionality, comfort, curves and styles that embody an eco-friendly approach. Nature and conscious living are big trends for the spring/summer ‘23 season. Think woods, natural stones and recycled plush fabrics, which echo a huge movement in sustainability.”

2. How can venue operators make sure to maximise their space to accommodate a larger audience?

“Venue operators should focus on slim profile styles that breathe a feeling of space and serenity into the design space. The use of slimline styles will enable operators to incorporate more furniture into their floor plan without overpopulating the space, which would make it feel crowded and bulky.”

3. Would you like to talk about any upcoming collections or new products?

“We have just launched one of our bestselling styles in trade-friendly Crib-5 Recycled Velvet. The Malmros Dining Chair, Midnight Blue Recycled Velvet & Walnut is a fabulous mid-century inspired chair made from smooth walnut-stained ash wood, featuring a recycled velvet seat and slim tapered legs. Supporting our sustainability message, the upholstered seat is made from 100% recycled PET yarns so it is kinder to the environment, as well as providing all the comfort for dining guests. The Malmros is available in a wide range of finishes from wipeable PU, fluffy boucle and the classic woven fabric seats.

“The Harrow Dining Table, Terrazzo & Brass is a showstopper when it comes to cafe tables. Available in a range of sizes accommodating two to four people, the Harrow features a natural terrazzo top which blends neutral and black stone chips, creating a very instagrammable backdrop for guests. It fits into this summer’s key curved design trends – plus, round table tops help to deliver a sense of space and fluidity.”

4. How would you describe the Cult Furniture signature pieces in a few words and why?

“Fashion-led, durable, affordable and contemporary. As a company, we strive to hit all the right notes when it comes to trade friendly furniture. Great time is dedicated to bringing our customers the latest designs in materials that last.”

5. What does Cult Furniture have to offer and why should venue operators choose you?

“If you’d like help creating your dream hospitality space, Cult is definitely worth considering. Our experienced trade managers have the expertise to help with both design and product selection. We offer high-stock quantities available for next day delivery, and same-day delivery available upon request. Bespoke products are also available to suit your design needs. Our competitive loyalty scheme benefits our clients with attractive discounts for becoming a trade member and makes refurbishing large spaces more cost effective.

“Our London showroom has plenty of inspiration and is a great place to start. Our dedicated trade managers are on hand to help match customers with the most suitable styles to elevate any commercial setting.”

Cult Furniture 811-813 Wandsworth Road, London, SW8 3JH (020 8185 6960)

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