Why “Instagrammability” matters when selecting furniture?

  • POSTED ON: Tuesday 02, 2018

Beautifully designed, unique and on-trend hospitality or commercial furniture is vital when creating your venue’s appeal – your furniture should inspire visitors to capture their experience. Why? Because roughly 800 million people use Instagram on a monthly basis. If your venue’s interior is creative, design-led and memorable, your visitors will reach for their phone, share an image of your establishment to all of their followers (and maybe even “check in” – promoting your location too).

Selecting furniture with “instagrammability” in mind may not be in line with your modest character – but why deny your venue promotion on a potentially massive scale? Type the word “instagrammable” into Google and some of the suggested searches include “instagrammable cafes in London”, “instagrammable restaurants” and “instagrammable bars.”

Select your venue’s furniture to successfully capitalise on this ubiquitous trend. Do you require wooden furniture in line with your rustic concept? Or perhaps a more industrial look will place the emphasis on your bold lighting? Consider the options below.

Industrial café furniture – a favourite in the UK’s coffee shops

The utilitarian furniture trend has been around for a while now and it’s not ready to exit the stage. In line with recent trends, this furniture complements concepts with a heavy focus on lighting (expect to see more of this in 2018).

As a leading supplier of furniture to cafés and coffee shops, our selection of industrial café furniture is very durable and available in a variety of finishes and colours. For example, the Fero Side Chair exhibits classic bistro design, is stackable, and our product configurator enables you to customise the seat pad and frame in RAL colours in line with your interior design.

Surround your customers with nature using wooden café furniture

Bringing the outdoors in is set to be a popular theme for 2018 in the UK. Complement an array of indoor potted plants using wooden café furniture in natural and vivid colours. There’s plenty of Garden Café inspiration on Pinterest (https://www.pinterest.com/explore/garden-cafe/).

Our wooden café furniture section is vast and presents a range of options to suit a number of venues. For maximum effect, customise your wooden furniture using our product configurator – the seat, back, frame, legs, and pad are customisable in a number of wood finishes and RAL colours. Wooden furniture does not have to be dull; UHS Group will supply vivid tables and chairs (perfect for enticing visitors to share their experience of your café).

Retro café furniture – jump on this trend and lead the UK’s coffee shop scene

Retro finishes are very much on trend this year. Chrome and bright metals can be found in on trend restaurants (read more on https://www.architecturaldigest.com). Our metal furniture includes the Geo Coffee Table and Primal Coffee Table.

Furniture and interior design Instagram accounts

Need inspiration? Some of my favourite furniture Instagram accounts include:
Design Milk (also see Design Milk At The Office & Design Milk Everyday)
DesignBoom Magazine
Restaurant & Bar Design
Hospitality Design
And UHS Group (of course!)… follow us for furniture inspiration and impressive images of some of the latest trends. Check out our Instagram takeover below from December 2017.

  • POSTED ON: Tuesday 02, 2018


What do you do at UHS?

Provide graphic design content for brand publications, website development and social media engagement.

What do you do outside of UHS?

Go for walks along the Thames with my dog, brush up on my Table Tennis skills so Elston doesn’t beat me and follow the mighty Arsenal!

What is your favourite food?

Pasta… can’t beat carbo-loading!

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Printeriors approached UHS to help them supply furniture for their stand at the Fespa event in Berlin – this came after they saw images of the futuristic but retro looking Kite Chair.

Printeriors is a unique exhibit showcasing the many developing opportunities and benefits of using print in the interior design sector.

Forming part of the visitor experience at the FESPA Global Print Expo, in Berlin from 15-18 May, join designers, printers and manufacturers from all over Europe in discovering the innovative print applications and technology open to the interior design market.

[Above] Models from the event posing with the Jack Coffee Table supplied by UHS Group.

Print is revolutionising the way designers and architects work and leading the way for digital technology in production. This means shorter lead times in addition to more economical, straightforward and environmentally friendly processes.

We supplied furniture for the Printeriors stand at the Fespa event in Berlin. The theme of the stand was an “Airport Lounge of 2030” so our timeless Jack Coffee table, and retro Kite chairs fitted perfectly with the design.

Are you on the hunt for contract furniture for your student accommodation project?

UHS Group has been designing and providing modern furniture for establishments popular with students for several years… cheeky Nando’s anyone? Our vibrant chairs, tables, sofas, and stools can be found in commercial venues all over the UK – popular restaurants you’ve almost definitely heard of showcasing our collections include Nando’s, KFC, Zizzi, and ASK Italian.


Nando’s Oxford, furnished by UHS Group.


Collaborate with UHS to create an enviable student living environment 

The cost of living on or off campus means that students are no longer happy with flimsy plastic chairs and threadbare sofas. Invest in pieces to create an enviable student living environment, and a lasting impression in such a competitive arena.


The Collective Co-working & Co-living, furnished by UHS Group.


Need inspiration for your student accommodation project? 

Blok Seating by UHS Group


To gain interior inspiration (and take the first step towards designing your students’ living space) browse the collections on offer at UHS Group. Our favourites include Blok Seatingand Co-Create Tables – these items are stylish, practical, and robust (sturdy enough to last more than a few lively semesters!).


Co-Create Table Range by UHS Group


In addition, a recent piece, the Kite Lounge Chair, offers a contemporary design with definitive angles – the perfect statement piece for a modern halls of residence.


Kite Lounge Chair by UHS Group


As well as providing stylish furniture, UHS Group understands the importance of furniture safety in commercial and public settings.

UHS Group is known for its hospitality projects. As a result, our knowledge of developing resilient furniture fit for use in challenging public environments is comprehensive (furniture safety is of paramount importance to us).



After realising the need for a hospitality furniture endurance standard, we developed RIGAtesting – an independent hospitality furniture testing house. The knowledge required to develop this standard puts us in a unique position as a student furniture supplier – we’re able to combine established furniture standards and perform additional unique tests in line with our clients’ requirements. For more information, visit: www.rigatest.com


It’s that time of year again when the outdoors opens up… We see some great inspiration from London terraces, Rome rooftops, Parisian streets and the riverside in Cologne.

An outdoor terrace, eating or social space is an area that requires as much attention as the interior as it become increasingly popular to eat outdoors. Nestling into a corner with sheepskin rugs, scatter cushions and a Rosemary Lemonade Cocktail as the evening dusk settles is a great time for friendly chats, happy laughter and refreshing social gatherings!

To create that space that is stimulating we have a range of outdoor contract furniture that is colourful, in metal, plastic or timber. Add some seating in an Olive green tone with some Pastel pinks along with the Mill Collection tables, throw a rug over the seat, backdrop it with a plant scheme and climbers and there you have it a space to chill!

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