While hospitality design trends come and go (and then tend to come back again), the latest wave of hotel styles seems to be leaning more traditional and toward creating a warm, welcoming ambiance.
Topics: Ergonomics, Design, office equipment, Hospitality Furniture
The post-COVID-19 traveler wants flexibility.
To keep up, hotel furniture design is trending toward multifunctional spaces and furniture. Gone are the days when a room or piece of furniture was used for a single purpose. Hotel rooms have become personal gyms. Hotel lobbies are meeting spaces. Even beds transform into a workstation.
After the hard hits the hospitality industry took during the pandemic, hotels that thrive post-pandemic will be those that creatively evolve with changing health concerns and guest priorities.
Topics: Ergonomics, Counterbalance Hinge, Engineering, hospitality, trends, Hospitality Furniture
Ask any hotel guest what one of the most important design considerations is for the room they stay in, and there’s a good chance they’ll say “cleanliness.”
Topics: Applications, Design, Hinges, Aesthetics, Hospitality Furniture
Designers and homeowners seem to be of two minds when it comes to the kitchen. While some envision a large, open-air concept with plenty of storage and countertop space, others are of a more minimalist mindset. They look for creative ways to get the most “bang for the buck” out of the smallest of spaces.
Topics: Aesthetics, kitchen, hospitality, Hospitality Furniture
Driving down a country road, you’re probably going to see more small hotels and motels than huge chains. Even around major cities, new small hotel room design ideas are trending left and right.
Topics: Counterbalances, Applications, Ergonomics, Motion Control, Gas Springs, Appliance, Center of Gravity, Counterbalance Hinge, Engineering, Hinge, Durability, Aesthetics, Safety, Food Industry, Testing & Prototyping, kitchen, hospitality, office equipment, Manufacturing, Hospitality Furniture
From doctor's offices to hotels, small workspaces have challenged businesses across many industries.
Topics: Motion Control, Design, Hospitality Furniture
The outdoor kitchen is quickly becoming a popular addition to the modern home. Where homeowners used to simply flip burgers, they’re now adding smokers, ovens, stoves, refrigerators, sinks, wine coolers, and more to their outdoor setup.
Topics: Ergonomics, Appliance, Counterbalance Hinge, Grill, High End Grill, Smoker, Smoker Grill, Aesthetics, kitchen, Hospitality Furniture
We’ve all heard of the nightmare situations that improper ergonomics and training can bring to the workplace -- whether it’s chronic pain for your workers, short staffing, or even costly workers comp claims, bad ergonomics can be a big hindrance to any business, regardless of industry.
Topics: Ergonomics, Industrial, OSHA, Hospitality Furniture
Topics: Motion Control, Hinge, Hinges, Industrial, Lid, Lid Support, kitchen, Hospitality Furniture
Summer time means eating outside on the picnic table, surrounded by family and friends. But who loves moving the heavy table once the meal is done? No one.
Cue Weber Knapp's Vectis™ Technology counterbalance hinges - the future of hideaway tables, work benches, seating, and more.
Topics: Motion Control, Counterbalance Hinge, Hinges, Vectis, Hospitality Furniture