Hotel Furniture Blog - Artone, LLC

Island Hotel Furniture: How Humidity Affects Casegoods

Think life's a beach? Try designing furniture for an island hotel. Standard hotel furniture requires you to consider several variables; designing furniture for an island hotel requires even more thought and planning.

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Quality Control and Hotel Room Materials

In today’s hotel guestroom you’re tasked with harmonizing the need for furniture design that meets modern guest expectations all while meeting industry standards for functionality, aesthetics. Oh, and let’s not forget about managing costs.

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What Percentage of Hotel Construction Costs Should Go to Furniture?

All hotel projects have a budget. From construction to final installation and inspection every dollar is to be accounted for. When calculating your hotel costs these variables will play a major role:

  • Size/scope
  • Where it sits on the sliding luxury scale
  • Location, location, location
  • Innovation and sustainability
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Hospitality Cabinets: Materials that Will Last

Veneer, laminate, textured laminate, solid wood, lions, tigers, and bears, oh my! The material options for hospitality cabinets may seem endless.

Choosing a material that looks good is only half of the battle when it comes to the of design hospitality cabinets and furniture. The appearance of these pieces is as important as its structural strength.

In the case of hotel cabinets, materials need to be able to withstand abuse from guests and staff and still look appealing -- over the course of many years! And these factors depend greatly on the materials used.

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What is ORI Robotic Furniture?

Is ORI Robotic Furniture The Future of Hospitality Casegoods?

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7 Boutique Hotel Design Trends Dominating the Industry

In 2018, there was conversation surrounding how boutique hotels -- and the hotel industry in general -- would fare with the new wave of alternative guest options, such as Airbnb. 

But, as a recent article from Hotel Online details, hotels not only stood their ground in the minds of consumers, the industry grew and flourished. This was true not only for major hotel chains, but for boutique hotels and hotel soft brands as well. One can attribute this growth to hotel brands closely monitoring hotel guests' preferred design trends, and renovating as needed.

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What AWI and fsc certiciations mean for your hotel furniture project

What does it mean to be certified? Sometimes, not much. “Certification” can be an empty promise of quality. On the other hand, a certification can mean the difference between a job well done, and a waste of money.

That’s how hotel furniture manufacturers who are certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Architectural Woodwork Institute (AWI) see it.

So what does such certification entail? What follows is an overview that shows how important these genuine pledges to deliver quality are to hotel furniture manufacturers and their customers.

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Hotel Casegoods Manufacturing: A Look Behind the Scenes

The process of manufacturing casegoods from start to finish is like a ballet when you look behind the curtain -- carefully orchestrated with a lot of moving parts, producing a beautiful end result.

When looking at the casegood produced, it can be easy to forget all of the steps that were accomplished to get there.

We’ve detailed each step that we go through to make hotel casegoods a reality.

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4 Signs That It's Time to Replace Your Hotel Furniture

Imagine your guest walking in, admiring the soaring ceilings of the lobby and the friendly smile of the front desk clerk, only to sit down in a cozy nearby chair and...OUCH...feel a sharp poke from a seat cushion spring out of place.

Your furniture makes a big impression in the minds of your guests, and that pendulum swings both ways. If you don't keep your furniture updated and stylish, they'll check out - or worse, leave a review - filled with disappointment over a hospitality experience that was more shabby than chic.

But when is the right time to swap out or upgrade your hotel furniture?

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BDNY Fair 2018: All About FORMA

The annual Boutique Design Trade Fair in New York City is one of our favorite shows to attend every year. This year’s BDNY fair had double the traffic of previous years, making it the can’t miss event of the boutique hotel industry.

BDNY has always been a favorite of ours not only because we get the chance to see new products and designs from other industry members, but we love the chance to display new designs of our own.

This year our booth was titled FORMA,which means “Form” in Italian. We focused on appealing to today’s jet setting travelers through functional, modern design.

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