How to Select and Care for Metal Furniture

The fast changing world has seen many different types of materials used in furniture and furnishings. However, metal furniture has never gone out of fashion. Aluminium, steel and wrought iron are among the common types of metal used in furniture making. The durability of these metals is the main attraction among the patrons.

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Metal furniture can create a unique and rustic look. Adding some cushions or upholstery can change the look and feel of metal furniture and also add to the aesthetics of the surroundings.

When selecting your metal furniture, there are certain points to be considered to ensure you have the right pieces for your requirements.

 

Choosing the Right Types of Metal for your Needs

There are many different types of metal to consider when selecting metal furniture. These include aluminium, mild steel, or stainless steel. Each of these is suitable for different areas and uses. For example, Aluminium is durable as well as light weight. It can be used both indoors or outdoors. Mild steel is a cost effective option, and tends to be heavy. This is better used for indoors. Another alternative is Stainless Steel, which can be used both indoors and outdoors. This is heavier than mild steel, and tends to be more expensive. There are various grades of stainless steel to choose from, which are suitable for various climates or uses.

 

1. Consider the weight of the furniture.

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Light-weight furniture indicates that the metal used is thin. These lightweight furniture pieces may not withstand a windy day if placed outdoors. In this case, weights may be inserted into the furniture to make it more sturdy. This is usually found in the form of iron rods or iron tubes. For indoor furniture that you plan to rearrange or move fairly often, lightweight may be just the type that you are looking for.

 

2. Furniture fastenings.

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When investing in metal furniture, take a look at the method used to join the metal pieces together. Riveting, welding, or bolting. are the common methods. Welding is considered as one of the best ways to join together the metal pieces. Here at Onestop, all of our metal furniture is fastened using the welding method to ensure strength and durability over time.

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For certain types of furniture, we may opt to use screws. This includes furniture that needs to be disassembled during shipping. We will also uses screws for parts of furniture that may need to be reupholstered, such as seats. We will also ensure that screws are countersunk to prevent catching in clothes.

 

3. Sturdiness is an important factor to look for when buying metal furniture.

You definitely do not want your guests toppling over from their chairs or placing their wine glasses on shaky tables. For metal chairs that have upholstered cushions, it’s a good idea to have seats that can be removed and reupholstered. If the seat is welded in place, you may not have the option of reupholstering. Also be sure that the legs of your metal furniture have plastic or rubber tips. This will prevent your floor or carpet from catching rust stains. We also use metal capping to prevent the colour from being scratched off, as many tropical resorts in the Maldives, Fiji, or Australia, may choose to place their furniture pieces on the sand.

 

How to care for your Metal furniture

1. Choose the right covers.

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When not in use, metal furniture can be covered using protective covers. These covers are easily available on online shopping portals. It is best to avoid using old plastic sheets or tablecloths to cover metal furniture, as these tend to trap humidity and water, thus causing damage to the metal finish.

 

2. Cleaning your metal furniture.

Most metal furniture is powder coated to prevent rusting. For metal that is painted or spray painted, we may galvanise the metal or add a layer of anti-rust primer. Stainless steel is the best choice of metal for furniture that will be exposed to the elements.

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Metal furniture is best cleaned with water. Mild soaps can also be used along with a cloth or sponge, but be sure to wipe dry after cleaning. Before using any household cleaning products, always read the instructions, and be sure not to use products that contain acid.

 

3. Maintaining your finish.

If you notice slight wear and tear on the metal finishing, it is highly recommended not to ignore it. Ignoring the little chipping off, of the metal can cause greater damage than you anticipate.

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Tips for Creating a Fantastic Hotel Lobby Experience

Creating a fantastic lobby experience is an essential factor when it comes to the hotel industry. The only place that everybody in the hotel sees and goes through every single day is the lobby. This is why for us, as suppliers of custom furniture and interior fit-out services, the first thing that comes to mind is how to make this experience marvelous.

When choosing a hotel, the lobby is the prime factor that helps guests decide whether they want to stay there or not. The reason this is so important, is that a lobby is the front page of a hotel. Every hotel lobby has its own unsaid story to tell. Let’s talk about 5 ways to make your hotel’s lobby experience worthwhile and memorable.

 

Bringing in technology

From using simple digital signs to creating a wall full of screens, sometimes using technology for decoration or to simply convey information can take the customer experience up a few notches.

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Some ideas are:

  • With the ever-growing involvement of technology in our lives, using screens to decorate empty spaces is a trending idea. These screens could be showing useful data like weather stats, news headlines, jokes, maps, and more!
  • Having kiosks can elevate the efficiency of a hotel when it comes to services. Important things like checking-in, maps, cab bookings and accessing hotel information can be made easy using kiosks, thus saving a lot of time.
  • Using multiple screens in different shapes to display a single piece of art as a single canvas can be really stunning to a lot of customers as it is something different from the traditional way of showing art on a single box shaped screen.
  • Free Wi-Fi is a standard benchmark for many hotels nowadays as it is an essential for today’s generation.

 

Accessibility to certain amenities

A hotel lobby should feel like a really cosy living room in someone’s home. This is why the idea of having things like a café, a retail store, a cab-booking service, or even library really come in handy.

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Library in the Lobby at Harbour Rocks Hotel in Sydney, Australia

Hotels that provide such facilities always have an advantage over their competitors. Louise DuPont, partner at Montreal-based Lemay Michaud Design and Architecture who shares the same view about hotel lobbies says “I would say that hotel lobbies are [moving] more towards taking advantage of this big space.”

 

Living up to the brand heritage

The last thing every hotel would want is to lose focus on its history and heritage. While working on modernisation of the design, feel and technology, it should still pay homage to its heritage by also focusing on historic features and detailing of the designs.

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Heritage meets luxury design in Raffles Hotel Singapore

One example of this is the Raffles Hotel in Singapore. It is one of the most beautiful luxury hotels in the world that displays a marvellous mixture of civilization, modernization and culture.

 

Creating a warm and welcoming feeling

Yes, the design and furniture are really important aspects when it comes to giving guests a sense of warmth and welcome, but hotel personnel are equally important. Greeting guests warmly, asking questions about their impression of the hotel, or striking up conversations can go a long way!

Courtesy and friendliness are talents that not only should be valued but rewarded too. Till very recently, reception and lobby personnel were underpaid. However, hotels and companies have started to realize the importance and impact that reception staff have on brand goodwill and reputation.

 

Furniture and space

Previously, lobbies were considered waiting areas for guests to sit while they waited for someone or something. This isn’t the case anymore. Lobbies are now spaces where people socialize with each other, sit with a coffee and do their work for hours.

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A comfortable place to relax at The Peninsula Hotel in Manila, Philippines

Given the fact that it’s more of a social hub now, a lobby should be spacious and comfortable. Not just tea tables or one centre table, but there should be multiple tables that can accommodate one, two or even five. The chairs should be comfortable enough for the guests to sit for hours without any inconvenience. The more a lobby is packed, the busier and happening the hotel appears, thus attracting new guests. The lighting should be proper and the ambience shouldn’t be congested. One great idea is to break the lobby into various seating zones, so that the guests have various options, rather than having to sit at the same place every time.

Lately, many hotels have recognized the potential of a good lobby and are racing towards making the experience worthwhile. We’re excited to see what 2019 holds for the hotel industry. Till then, we’ll be here helping our clients be their best when it comes to interior fitout and custom furniture.

Have a question about refreshing your hotel lobby experience? Drop us a message here to get started.

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Nusa Collection: A new Range in Luxury Island Furniture

Furniture and furnishings have been a part of civilization ever since the beginning of time. The cave men made use of naturally available materials like rocks and stones to make his shoddy furniture. As the times have evolved, so has man’s choice of furniture. We look for high class furniture that not only is in union with the aesthetics of the surroundings, we also want them to be durable and long lasting.

Starting in 2019, Onestop is putting together an annual in-house catalogue of unique products that we offer.
 

Introducing Nusa Collection Outdoor Range

Our new Nusa Collection brings together an assortment of island inspired furniture pieces, specially constructed by our craftsmen in Indonesia. This range offers coffee tables, dining tables, sofas, sun beds. Each of these is carefully designed to create an oasis of tranquil island living anywhere in the world.

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The materials offered in the Nusa Collection include solid teak, synthetic wicker, and a variety of outdoor fabrics. As a native to tropical climate, teak is resistant to sea spray and environmental challenges. Teak is not only durable; it also has tactile dimensional qualities.

Fibres and fabrics are important in order to give the furniture a classy look and add the upholstery when required. Synthetic wicker and different kinds of fabrics provide a sophisticated surface that is both water resistant and lightweight. These qualities allow these materials to be cleaned without fearing fading off of the colours.

Here is a quick look at what you can expect from our Nusa Collection.

 

Gili

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The Gili series is wicker-centric, offering dining tables, coffee tables and corner tables in square or round dimensions. Each of these is constructed with teak wood in oiled finishing, topped with synthetic wicker weaving. We also offer optional tempered glass to be placed on top of the tables.

 

Damar

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The Damar series will remind you of well used boardwalks. This series has table tops that feature plank arrangements with subtle rectangular notches. In the Damar series you will find corner tables, rectangular or square coffee tables, and square or round dining tables.

 

Nanipa

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The Nanipa series features unique trapezoidal frames with upholstered seats and back cushions. The materials used for these cushions are either normal or quick dry foam, featured in deep blue or sand white. The Nanipa series also includes sun beds with or without armrests and easily removable side trays.

 

Kiffa

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Constructed based on natural hues and designs, the Kiffa series pairs perfectly with the Damar range. Kiffa offers foldable chairs that are easy to carry. These chairs are built with all natural teak, available with a wicker backrest.

 

Firenze

outdoor furniture for resorts and hotels

This classic and sophisticated design adds the perfect classy look to any outdoor dinner. The chairs are designed with comfortable wicker seats and backrests, combined with subtly tapered legs for a sturdy yet elegant structure.

For further information about our Nusa Collection Outdoor Range, download our brochure here. For customised interiors using Nusa’s wide range of furniture, speak to us today to explore the countless possibilities.

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A Look behind the Scenes at Onestop

Getting your perfect custom made furniture is a process that requires several different steps. Today, we will talk about the entire process – from an idea all the way to after sales service. Our factories in China, Indonesia, and Malaysia have a team of more than 300 people. These consist of highly-skilled artisans, craftspeople, drafters, weaving experts who work as a team and are ready to support at a moment’s notice should any need arise. In this article we focus on what happens behind the scenes with an item inside our factories.

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Preparations

Design and discuss.

We understand what a customer needs and wants before making a detailed blueprint on what and how to create the item. Our seasoned drafters draw technical shop drawings according to your requirements. We also involve the customer in every step we make so that there is minimal confusion and maximum clarity in the process. With over 80 men in operation, our craftspeople not only specialize in both natural and synthetic fibresand, but are able to produce extremely intricate patterns & structures.

 

Sourcing of materials.

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Once the blueprint is made, we choose the materials that are to be used. The raw materials are cut and prepared before being sent to the assembling area. There, unfinished wooden planks are rolled, sanded, and processed using a variety of machines. Efficient trimming and high-quality cutting helps ensure superior quality of every piece of furniture. As custom furniture manufacturers, be it stone, glass, resin, wood or even plastic, we make sure we give it our best to make exactly what you want at the best price.

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The main production material in our Indonesia Furniture Factory is Teak, and to add to that, Indonesian carpenters are known for their exquisite woodworking skills.

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Prototyping & Mock-ups.

We produce mock-ups of your furniture designs for your approval before we begin bulk production.

 

Production

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We are a custom hotel furniture supplier that ensures the quality of every single piece of furniture we make. To ensure maximum efficiency, our factory is divided into multiple separate areas for different steps of the manufacturing process:

 

Cutting and material preparation.

cutting and material preparation

This steps involves machines such as automatic CNC routing machines, automatic planers, automatic band saws, automatic plywood saw cutting machines, hydraulic veneer presses, and various wood veneer processing machines – veneer stitching machines and veneer edge banding machines.

 

Assembling area.

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The processed materials and parts are now sent to the next stage of the supply chain for gluing and assembling.

 

Finishing.

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Each piece of furniture will move through the sanding room, the spray painting area, and the water curtain spray chambers.

 

UV coating.

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A UV coating is applied which increases the durability of the furniture through increased hardness and solvent resistance.

 

Upholstery.

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Our extensive upholstery and sewing capabilities including a range of quality fabrics and plastic foam. Being a custom hotel furniture manufacturer, we can handle different types of sewing and upholstery jobs, including special-cut orders as we have a highly-skilled team and an efficient production space.

 

Quality checking area.

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Each of our products requires the highest standards of quality. We even conduct visual inspections to avoid defects, discolorations, scratches, or any other imperfections. This step is really important to ensure that each product is delivered according to your standards and requirements.

 

Storage and logistics.

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We understand the hassle of keeping a track of products from multiple sources, which is why we act as the consolidation point for storage and shipping, be it to anywhere in the world. Each product is carefully packed by skilled personnel before being sent for delivery.

 

After-sales service

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One of the greatest strengths a business has is good after-sales service. After everything is set up, we visit your site to personally ensure everything is to your satisfaction, we also provide a one-year warranty on everything we manufacture. Lastly, we like to keep in touch with every client to build a long-lasting relationship.

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Top 3 Australian Resort Design Trends in 2019

It’s 2019, and hotels are no longer just a place to sleep for the night. Instead, hotels are lively and festive places where people connect. As designers, we focus on the design trends we expect to see at hotels in Australia this year.

Since The Hilton Sydney opened in 1974, the hotel industry in Australia has been rising and booming ever since. Hotels in Australia faced unexpected lows in the 2000’s. This is one reason hotel chains and properties are working hard to be different from their competitors. Let’s take a look at certain areas where we could see change, in 2019.

 

1. Colour

In 2018, we experienced a trend towards neutralized colours. Pale tints and soft shades like washed out pink, blue, cool grey and white were prevalent. We also saw a rising trend in colours like rose gold and silver. However, in 2019, the director of design at HVS design, Christine Shanahan, says that hotels can be seen moving away from using pale colours and going towards washing a room with bold and natural colours.

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Felix Hotel, Sydney


 

The reason behind, is that people having seen neutralized colours for a while. Now, they have started to enjoy bright and welcoming colours once again. Not only does it provide a natural feel, but also creates energy in the room. When looking at custom furniture in Sydney, we can see this factor becoming prevalent in furnishings and single walls.

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Hobart’s Macq01 Hotel, Tasmania


 

Green is likely to be everywhere in 2019. According to Darren Palmer, one of Australia’s most renowned and influential interior designers, interior trends for 2019 are all about getting back to nature. He also said that he notices Coral colours everywhere in Calile, Brisbane in Fortitude Valley. The colour ‘Living Coral’ is an “animating and life-affirming shade of orange with a golden undertone” says Darren.

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Calile Hotel, Brisbane

 

2. Experience

Speaking of inspiration from nature, be ready to see more natural elements in hotel lobbies and rooms like hanging plants, creepers, living walls, etc. Such practices don’t affect the quality or wellness of the structure or room which is why they are welcome.

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A Balcony amidst the trees at the 2 bedroom villa in Pepper Noosa Resort


 

“People want greenery back as they need the warmth of something natural and alive” says Christine Shanahan,  director of design at HVS Design. A lot of prestigious hotels are now focused on providing people an experience that connects them with nature’s elements.

One example is Peppers Noosa Resort in Queensland. This quiet retreat is set in the middle of the rainforest of Noosa National Park, providing magnificent sea views and eco-friendly accommodations.

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Bird’s Eye view of Peppers Noosa Resort in Queensland, Australia


 

 

3. Furnishing

When it comes to furnishing, velvet and other rich materials will be seen more and move. These tend to create a feeling of warmth and comfort during colder seasons. Instead of using modern furniture, we see a lot of hotels moving towards traditional antique-style furniture.

Hotels are now more inclined towards focusing on their heritage and history through their designs, be it furniture, walls, paintings or even service. Through the years, studies have shown that travellers prefer valuable experiences instead of tangible objects. They seek the comfort they get at home, which is why it is important to make the hotel rooms and public areas feel more homely and residential. One example is the QT Resort’s colourful custom furniture in Sydney.

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QT Hotel & Resort in Sydney, Australia


 

In order to contribute to the hotel heritage, a lot of hotels in Australia are now inclined towards custom built furniture instead of ready-made furniture. Darren Palmer also addresses the fact that the demand for custom hotel furniture suppliers in Australia will continue to rise in 2019 as more and more hotels and resorts want their furniture to also reflect a lifestyle.

Be ready to see a change in sitting arrangements too, as we have seen a rising trend of using indoor furniture for outdoor purposes. It does make sense given the warm climate of Australia, but in 2019, this trend is expected to grow. We also have seen the rise in the usage of pod-like areas.

These areas are generally used by people who prefer a bit of privacy in public places like the lobby, restaurants, and outdoor gardens. As custom hotel furniture suppliers in Australia, we also expect to see a lot of changes in the design of furniture this year.

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5 Interesting uses of Glass, Ceramic & Resin for your Resort

Glass is not believed to be a man-made product. Scientists claim that Mother Nature creates glass as well. Glass is formed when a molten material cools so rapidly that there is not enough time for a crystalline structure to form. For example, if lava from a volcano cools down rapidly a glass like rock is formed called obsidian. A wide variety of styles and uses makes glass decor a popular choice for many hotels and resorts.

Glass is made up of materials like sand, soda, ash and limestone. This makes glass completely recyclable. Recycled glass not only saves resources, it also is beneficial to the manufacturers as this recycled glass can substitute for 95% of raw materials.

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Resin is a solid, highly viscous substance of either plant or synthetic origin. Natural resin is secreted by plants and is used to manufacture various products. Resin furniture is made from synthetic resins. Synthetic resins behave like the natural ones, and also share some common properties. Therefore, consumers concerned about the environment may find this class of furniture a suitable alternative.

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Resin furniture is often used together with wood to make unique and creative designs. When you shop for patio pieces you can find everything from tables and chairs to gliders and swings. These types of furniture come in a variety of colours, sizes, and design styles.

Read on to know about a few interesting uses of glass and resins for your hotel or resort furniture.

 

1. Mosaics

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For a stunning touch to your interior design, we can use glass or ceramic pieces to create an intricate mosaic that will catch the eye of your guests. These mosaics are set in stone or wood and can be used as a feature wall, flooring, or even a luxury table top.

 

2. Stained glass

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The colour of glass can be changed by simply adding metallic salts during the manufacturing process. For example, adding Chromium gives the glass a deep green colour. This stained glass effect is often used in windows, creating colourful patterns when the light shines through.

 

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3. Resin-Filled Wooden Table Tops

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Resin Wood coffee tables are a beautiful and unique way to add some colour to your wooden designs. These highly sought after pieces are created by casting clear or coloured resin into your wooden table top. This effect can transform a seemingly normal table top into a one of a kind centerpiece for your interior.

 

4. Feature centerpieces

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Add the finishing touch to your decor with a custom designed feature piece. We’ll work together with you to to design the perfect creative and beautiful piece that will enhance the aesthetics of your interior and add that dash of style.

 

5. Resin panels

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Resin panels are environmental friendly and fashionable. They are fireproof and water resistant. Since resin panels are translucent; they can be used as screen walls in hotel lobbies, as wardrobe doors, and more.

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Due to the excellent resistance to heat, high adhesive strength and resistance to chemicals, resin is gaining widespread popularity in the furniture industry.

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A look at Hotels & Tourism in Fiji

Fiji, officially known as the Republic of Fiji is an island country in the South Pacific. Fiji is among the most developed islands in the Pacific. Tourism and travel contributes majorly to the economy. The most popular regions are the Coral Coast, Nadi, Denarau Island and Mamanuca Islands.

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Fiji is probably best known for its white sandy beaches and soft coral reefs. Fantastic diving spots also adds a touch of adventure to the beauty of these islands. Whether you are on a honeymoon, or need a family getaway spot, or simply want to enjoy a solo trip, Fiji will not disappoint you.

 

Tourism on the Rise in the Fiji islands

Fiji consists of more than 300 islands spread across roughly 1.3 million square km of ocean. Because of this, its aviation industry is highly developed despite being a small nation. The country is home to 19 commercial airfields, plus seven private airports.

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Arrival Hall at Nadi International Airport, Fiji

Over the years, an increase in direct flights to key destinations in Fiji has played a major role in the increase of tourism to the country.

Visitor arrivals have continued to increase over the past 20 years. In 1993, visitor arrivals stood at 318,874 which increased to 660,590 by 2012, an average increase of around 4.5 percent annually. In 2017, Fiji welcomed more than 840,000 visitors, and the numbers are continuing to increase.

 

Hotels & Resorts in Fiji

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Sofitel Resort, Denarau Island, Fiji

Fiji has over 50 hotels and resort spread across its two largest islands, as well as some of the smaller ones. In Fiji you will find many hotels that offer facilities of international standards. Alternatively, you can also choose to stay at the village to experience the real Fiji. Backpackers and adventurers are also well looked after, with a huge range of affordable hostels and island resorts that offer eco-tours.

In order to keep up to international standards for tourists, Fiji resort furniture suppliers are in high demand. These suppliers have a huge responsibility of keeping themselves up-to-date with the latest trends in furniture designs. Most resort and hotel owners look for a custom hotel furniture supplier. These suppliers customise the furniture to suit your preferences, keeping in mind the aesthetics of the hotel.

 

Furniture and the Fiji Climate

Fiji is blessed with a warm, tropical climate. During the period from March to November, the southeast trade winds bring dry weather. Fiji has rainy season from December to April. The tropical coastal climate brings along its fair share of surprises. In comparison to The Maldives, Fiji weather is quite similar, although the air is not as saline.

Not all materials used for furniture can withstand these drastic weather changes and begin to fall apart quickly. Even the most durable of fabrics used for upholstery break down if not maintained properly.
Vacuuming once a month and spot cleaning can go a long way in maintaining the fabrics. Patterned fabrics, tone on tone or textured fabric make the furniture look better for longer as compared to plain single colours.

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Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort

 

Choosing the right furniture for your Fiji Hotels & Resorts

Currently, the usual Fiji furniture for resorts tend to be simple and functional. However, the trend is now moving towards more contemporary styles as tourists to Fiji become more design conscious.

With the majority of Fiji’s tourists come from Australia, Fiji is quickly developing to be a leading beach holiday destination, rivalling the nearby island of Bali in Indonesia – a popular hotspot for Australian tourists.

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When selecting furniture for hotel rooms, it is important to understand that the Fiji climate is humid. Memory foam mattresses absorb heat and can begin to sag if used for longer periods of time. Hence spring mattresses or latex mattresses are a better choice. Also for mattresses covers, bed sheets, pillow cases it is wiser to choose breathable fabrics like cotton with light colours.

Hotel furnishing trends concentrate more on common areas and lobbies, giving the guests an opportunity to leave their rooms more often and socialize.

One point to keep in mind when choosing furniture for public areas is to ensure that the furniture pieces are developed with sturdy construction and strong joints for seating. These should also be built strong enough to accommodate guests of various weights or sizes.

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Fijian hotels also give importance to waiting areas. Considering the lunch rush hours or the dinner queues, having a large group of customers waiting inside for their meals is not a pleasant idea. Not only do they get in the servers’ way but also do not let the patrons currently having their meals enjoy them.

Fiji Furniture Manufacturers

Keeping in the mind the warm climate that the waiting customers will have to face outside, these hotels and resorts have pleasantly furnished waiting areas. These waiting rooms make sure that the customers do not wander away searching for food elsewhere.

If you are looking for a quality custom resort furniture supplier, get in touch with our team here.

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Themed Restaurants and Interior Fit-out works in Singapore

New restaurants in Singapore are opening all the time. With the level of competition in the F&B industry in Singapore, it’s very important to ensure your guests have a memorable experience at your restaurant. For independent restaurants to be able to survive the test of time, it takes a unique competitive advantage.

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A successful restaurant in Singapore requires more than just a good location. Just a few of the obstacles that restaurant owners may face include fierce competition, hiring quality staff, knowledge & experience, and even random unexpected hurdles like the weather.

 

So how do you create a memorable dining experience?

A competitive advantage for your restaurant means establishing a quality that makes your restaurant the preferred choice in its market. This may be aspects of your food, drink, service, and even custom cafe furniture and ambience that give your venue superior value and help you stand out from the rest.

There are many important elements that can provide a unique character for your restaurant in the marketplace. Among these are hospitality and service, price, menu selection, and much more.

 

The Advantages of a Themed Restaurant in Singapore

Themed restaurants are just one way to set the mood for a unique and memorable dining experience. This encompasses several elements of the restaurant, from menu, to service, decor, and ambience. Successful themed restaurants give restaurant owners a chance to establish a unique brand name that can help increase sales and keep customers coming back.

 

Onestop’s Custom F&B furniture and Interior Fit-out Services

Onestop specialises in custom furniture in Singapore, including bespoke cafe furniture, as well as bar & restaurant furniture. We provides complete interior solutions for boutique and themed restaurants in Singapore. We work with you from start to finish to help you bring your ideas into reality.

With more than a decade of industry experience as a bar & restaurant furniture supplier, Onestop has had the opportunity to work with a range of unique restaurants in Singapore and around the region. Here’s a quick look at some of the projects that we’ve worked on.

Prive Paragon

Set in the iconic shopping district of Orchard Road, Prive Paragon provides a unique lifestyle concept as a relaxing alfresco restaurant, open from breakfast to dinner.

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For this project, Onestop took on the design and production for indoor booth seating, outdoor dining chairs, dining sofas, barstools, and dining tables.

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View the full project in our portfolio here.

Bayswater Kitchen

Serving up good vibes and fresh seafood, Bayswater Kitchen presents a casual sea-front dining experience with alfresco seating and dazzling waterfront views.

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Our job here included indoor and outdoor seating, including spindle dining chairs, dining tub chairs, and barstools.

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View full Bayswater Kitchen project here.

Overeasy Fullerton

A casual dining spot meets late night hangout: Overeasy combines a classic menu with stunning views for a fun & friendly experience.

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Touted as the ultimate American diner in Singapore, we worked together to create an authentic American diner experience with comfortable outdoor sofas, classic barstools and cafe furniture, and a cosy indoor seating area.

See more photos at Overeasy here.

Straits Clan

An chic and stylish member’s club, Straits Clan pays homage to an era of exclusive events, intimate spaces, and fine wines and spirits.

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straits clan custom furniture singapore

Aiming to build a modern community of ideas, innovation, and social change, we worked to create a space that is at once iconic and relaxing. This included a combination of lush sofas, comfortable lounge chairs, a casual dining area, and even massage chairs.

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Origin Bar & Grill

This bar and restaurant in Shangri-La Singapore is a casual yet classy venue for an excellent dining experience.

To provide an exclusive yet comfortable ambience, Onestop provided a custom selection of dining chairs, drink trolleys, and services stations which combine natural hues with uniquely crafted designs.

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boutique themed restaurant furniture singapore

 

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Onestop: A look-back on 2018

With 2018 coming to a close, we wanted to take this time to look back on what has been accomplished this year. 2018 has been a busy but exciting year with a lot accomplished and a lot more to look forward to!

Celebrating a 10-year Milestone

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Earlier this year, Onestop was able to celebrate 10 years in the industry of custom hospitality furniture. In celebrating these 10 years and the steps it took to reach our goals, we’d like to express our gratitude to all those we have worked together with over the last decade; who helped us grow from just a small team to one of the global leaders in customised hospitality furniture.

We celebrated this momentous event with a delicious dinner at 665 Degree Fahrenheit at Andaz.

 

Travel Trade Maldives 2018

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In April this year, we took a trip to the Travel Trade Maldives 2018 – a supplier expo for companies in the travel industry. Here, we had the amazing opportunity to showcase our portfolio and some of the unique materials we work with, as well as engage with reputable leaders in the Maldivian hospitality industry.

 

Project Highlights 2018

During the past 12 months, we also completed a number of exciting projects across The Maldives and Southeast Asia.

Some of our favourite highlights include:

 

Thiladhoo

This project included built-in and loose furniture in public areas of the resort, as well as 23 guest rooms.

 

Lux* North Male Atoll

lux - hospitality furniture maldives
Also situated in the Maldives, this project focused on both built-in and loose furniture and décor across 54 rooms and all public areas.

 

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

conrad water villa
For this refurbished deluxe beach villa, we managed all built-in and loose furniture for 28 rooms in the resort.

Introducing a New Service: Complete Interior Fitout

Aside from the rest of what we’ve been busy with, we’re also happy to announce the availability of a new service. Instead of only focusing on custom hospitality furniture, we now offer complete interior fit-out services – giving our clients a complete onestop solution to their interior needs.

To date, we’ve managed a number of interior fit-out projects across the region.

One such project is the Singha Estate Mega-project in the Maldives. Singha Estate, in partnership with Café Del Mar, has released plans which consist of a yacht marina, retail outlets, a hotel and stunning white sand beach for the first phase.

the marina @ crossroads

Aside from Singha Estate, we’ve also worked together with Hard Rock Hotel for built-in furniture in rooms and public areas, Saii Lagoon Maldives – Curio Collection by Hilton: built in furniture for rooms & public areas, interior fit out works for public areas at Café Del Mar Maldives, as well as The Marina @ Crossroads Maldives.

Grandhyatt custom furniture interior fit out

 

Welcoming 2019!

In closing, as 2018 comes to an end, we’d like to turn our thoughts to all those who helped make our progress possible. We thank you for the trust and support throughout the years and we are looking forward to a new year that brings new challenges and opportunities for all of us.

With that, we’d like to wish a Happy New Year 2019 to all, with a fruitful and prosperous year to come.

ny 2019

Sincerely,
Onestop

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Suppliers You Should Know: Onestop

Originally published on Hotelier Maldives.

The Maldivian hospitality industry has today grown to a level previously unthought of. With the country labelled as one of the top luxury destinations, guests expect the very best in all aspects of a resort. The design and furnishings of a resort are key to creating a lasting impression and ensuring a luxury tropical island vacation for all visitors.

In the “Suppliers You Should Know” segment of Hotelier Maldives issue 33, we put the spotlight on some of the leading furniture suppliers. Here, we take a brief look at Onestop.

 

Have you introduced any new products?

We unveiled our A+F range during the Guesthouses Maldives Conference 2017. Unlike large resorts and hotel chains, guesthouses often have limited budgets for international marketing and trade shows. However, there is growing support for guesthouses to work together with the government to promote this market overseas.

The Onestop display at the conference showcased four different room styles, including loose furniture and accessories. During the event, guests were able to view the actual furniture and even test it out. We are currently working on an outdoor range of furniture that will be launched towards the end of 2018.

 

What makes your products stand out from the rest of the competition?

We are consultants with well-versed backgrounds in design and engineering. We have our client’s best interests at heart, and with everything we have learned over the years, we’ll guide our clients through each stage of a project, from idea to design and engineering to the finished product. Our technically qualified staff will help translate an idea into a workable vision that fits perfectly into any development’s needs.

 

What makes your company unique?

Instead of the typical assembly-line process adopted by other hotel furniture manufacturers, our projects are underpinned by our unique blend of Chinese high-tech machine-centric production and traditional Indonesian craft techniques. Our strengths come from a combination of skills and expertise rooted in various manufacturing techniques – both modern and traditional. Most importantly, we employ a close collaborative process to ensure every project’s success.

 

For queries, call +65 6743 3665 or email enquiry@onestop.sg.

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