Case Study

23 Social Bar & Grill

Tabilo was tasked with providing contract furniture for a new multi-purpose venue incorporating a bar, conference room and secluded rooftop terrace.

Commercial bar furniture
Commercial bar stools
Commercial outdoor bar furniture

23 Social is an exciting new venue based in Newtown, Mid Wales. Impressed with our extensive range of contract tables and chairs, and years of experience in specifying and providing commercial bar & restaurant furniture, Tabilo was tasked to kit out 23 Social with tables, chairs, bar stools and more, throughout the various spaces in this multi-purpose venue.

The brief was fairly loose. The owners had compiled some social media pictures of colourways, styles and details that they wanted to incorporate into their new venture.

Drawing on our many years of expertise, we helped our client to turn their ambitious project into a reality by specifying and supplying a range of high-quality, durable and visually stunning contract furniture.

The project

The venue was stripped back to brick during its renovation. 23 Social wanted to build on that industrial warehouse style, so armed with mood boards and social media images they had collected, they drew on Tabilo’s years of commercial furniture expertise to turn their ambitious goals into a reality.

Commercial furniture for a bar & grill venue

We recognise that with such important furnishing decisions, you often want to not only see, but also touch and feel the products before purchasing.

The 23 Social team visited Tabilo’s offices to discuss their plans and ideas with our experienced furniture team, and experience some of our products for themselves.

Obviously not everyone can visit Tabilo (though you are welcome to if you can!) so we offer a free sample ordering service.

We built on the industrial style cues of the venue with solid wood tabletops, echoing a rustic aesthetic throughout the premises. Using Tabilo’s stain matching service, these beautiful tables were delivered in the exact colour chosen by the client. Contact us to learn more about our stain matching service.

Solid wood tables are sturdy and durable, while projecting a top-quality look and feel.

23 Social - bar furniture refurbishment
23 Social - bar furniture refurbishment

Durable, comfortable contract seating

In keeping with the rustic warehouse theme, Tabilo provided bespoke upholstered wooden chairs – offering not only the style and high durability required for a busy town-centre bar, but also the comfort needed to keep bums on seats for as long as possible (a feature that was very important to our client).

Bespoke seating fabric

The venue had a specific colour scheme in mind, and this presented the biggest challenge of the project. While we offer 25 colourways of durable and cleanable Seren faux leather, unfortunately none of the colours were a match for our client’s needs. An additional challenge was that the venue required a mix of fabric and faux-leather upholstery in a matching colour.

As always, Tabilo rose to the challenge. We were more than happy to source fabric and faux-leather from an external supplier as part of our Customer’s Own Material service. We then upholstered and supplied the finished furniture ready to use.

Tabilo pride ourselves on being the most helpful we can be to our customers (it’s literally written on our office walls) so we rose to the challenge. Our sales team spoke to dozens of upholstery companies to locate the perfect upholstery to meet 23 Social’s requirements.

The end result is a visually stunning bar with high-quality, comfortable, durable furniture upholstered in a mix of orange and blue, set against the industrial style of the authentic brick walls and rustic solid wood tables.

Sena Bar Jaffa Orange And Slate Grey
23 Social - bar furniture refurbishment
Sena Stool (cut Down) Jaffa Orange Severn Side Sunbury Nappa Bonbon Solid Ash Top Orlando Base

Outdoor contract furniture for rooftop terrace bar

Commercial furniture for outdoor use must be durable, hard-wearing, and able to withstand the elements. For 23 Social’s roof terrace bar, our challenge was to provide quality outdoor furniture that would not only stand up to the Great British weather, but also complement the rustic design aesthetic that runs through the entire venue.

Tabilo provided Made to Order Werzalit table tops (available in 46 different decors) each paired with a flip top base colour-matched to the client’s requirements using our Powder Coating service.

The ensemble was completed with our incredibly durable and stylish Strata Polypropylene chair.

Tabilo have an incredible range of outdoor-suitable furniture in stock for same day despatch, as well as hundreds of made-to-order options – so we’re able to meet commercial outdoor furniture requirements with ease!

23 Social - bar furniture refurbishment
Strata Anthracite Fliptop Base And 800800 Werzalit Top

Another successful contract furniture project

No two commercial furniture projects are alike – each comes with its own unique set of requirements and obstacles.

Did Tabilo succeed to fulfil the brief and overcome the challenges that this project presented? We believe the pictures speak for themselves!

23 Social is one of the most stylish and popular venues in the area and we are proud to have played a part in helping this exciting new venture realise its full potential.

Here at Tabilo we recognise that there are a lot of challenges when choosing furniture for your venue, it can be an incredibly testing and stressful time.

We aim to take as much of the stress out of the equation as possible. We pride ourselves on our extremely knowledgeable and helpful service – so why not contact our amazing team of experts today to discuss all your contract furniture requirements?

“Tabilo have been such a fantastic company to collaborate with during our new business venture.

“Every request and item requirement was met tenfold and as a company they worked with us to ensure we received the best care and communication in the process. This includes our very bespoke item requests, it was such an easy process to gain the aesthetic we set out for with the support of the Tabilo team!”

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