• POSTED ON: Friday 07, 2017


UHS have now pushed the boundaries with its digital platform ‘YouDesign’ that includes a comprehensive configurator tool for designers and clients to design their own pieces of furniture choosing from over 400 fabrics, over 20 wood finishes and a range of RAL colours. We are currently offering trade clients to register and log in where you download CAD files, get prices and even buy online!

Another move forward is the incorporation of our USA office and as a team we have been spending some time in the New York and Chicago areas doing research and networking. A busy time ahead as the teams evolve!

Along with all this the way is opening up more and more through Europe as we complete a number of key projects in France, Spain, Germany and Italy.

If you would like to find out about a specific project or product, please email us at [email protected] or contact our team on 0330 1222 400.



Recently we installed furniture on the MSC Meraviglia cruise ship whilst it was in dock at The Port of Saint Nazaire in the South of France. An amazing ship 315m long, it has 2500 crew and takes 5500 passengers! You get the feeling of its grandeur whilst inside with it’s 19 deck levels, a top deck Aquapark and obviously a number of restaurants. Our team stayed overnight on the boat during the installation with Daniele overseeing the project. We look forward to working on many more cruise liners.



The Idea: To use latest technology to visually make it easy for designers to customise and specify furniture for spaces!



Spotlight on our newest team members – Welcome Emiliano Serra and George Abbey.


  • POSTED ON: Friday 07, 2017


What do you do at UHS?

Create strategies to implement and fulfil the brand vision…

What do you do outside of UHS?

Spend time with my wife and family, keeping active with the kids who love everything from roller blading, climbing, cycling and if the sun is out at the beach! I love to travel and eat good food and drink great red wine..

What is your favourite food?

Nothing is better than a seafood grill! add some crisp Semillon and its a winner… although every now and then a good steak will win me over…with a good Shiraz!

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This is the most amazing week of the year so far – national curry week and national chocolate week! A great excuse to grab a takeaway and eat a stack of chocolate!

Which begs the questions… what would you choose?

Let the battle of the foods begin! For me it’s got to be Curry… specifically a Chicken Saag with Pilau rice and Peshwari naan! Can’t beat it!

Curry House Furniture

Our love of Curry comes from India being part of the British Empire, with popular Indian dishes and spices being brought back to the UK. The strong powerful spices used in curry makes it one of the worst things to stain a table top, leaving horrible yellow patches. The strong stains and finishes we use at UHS provide good protection against this, although we’d always advise cleaning any spills as soon as you can get to them.

Click here to shop contract table tops.

Getting curry or chocolate stuck into fabric can also stain it easily… but all of our fabric ranges are suitable for heavy contract use and Crib 5 tested.

Click here to shop contract dining chairs.

Chocolate is probably more popular than Curry, especially with my Italian colleagues who devour dark chocolate Lindt like there’s no tomorrow. Although I can’t complain as there’s usually some floating around the office! Keep an eye out for our end of year gifts and you might be lucky enough to receive some!

I hope you all have a curry and chocolate filled week!

We are delighted to confirm that our Jay Highback Armchair has been tested by RIGA, and successfully satisfied the applicable test requirements from:
BS EN 1022:2005 Stability Test

According to the Standard the Jay Highback Armchair is therefore considered to be sufficiently stable for Heavy Contract Use.

Click here to download the RIGA Furniture Test certificate for the Jay Highback Armchair.

RIGA is an independent hospitality furniture testing house. Created by the industry wanting trusted professional clarity on furniture safety and supply in challenging public sector environments.
The world’s first hospitality dedicated endurance standard. Created by the industry, for the industry.
For more information on RIGA Testing visit: www.rigatest.com

The introduction of Rust!
The oldest new kid on the block… Rust! We have seen the resurgence of Rust in recent months to great effect. Years of chemical reaction is used to create a dark distinctive burnt orangey colour, which is perfect for those ultra-industrial themes. Old warehouses with exposed brickwork could be effective with rust as they create a trendy hipster environment. Whilst it’s quite daring, the interior industry is always looking for something new… and an ultra-rusty industrial venue could be just what’s on the horizon.

Here’s some of the snaps we’ve taken recently which show this fantastic look…

Metal is still going strong
The use of metals in interior design has increased in recent years, with brass, copper, zinc and steel being the most popular choices. We at UHS offer a great range of metal table tops including:
Queenstown Table Top – a round or square copper table top, which can come with a dark or light patina, as well as a distressed aged look.
Seattle Table Top – a Zinc top with a distressed age finish with rivets. Available in bespoke sizes, round or square.
Orlando Table top – a steel top with stud detail and aged finish, giving it a real industrial distressed look.
Alberta Table Top – a square or brass or round spun brass top with a brushed finish. Available in a light or dark patina giving it an aged look.

We also used metal detail on other furniture products to create a truly unique design. A prime example of this is the Jupiter Bar stool, which features brass socks and foot rest… something we like to call “posh industrial”. Have a go a configuring your own Jupiter bar stool today

Looking for inspiration for an industrial-themed restaurant or venue? Here’s a few you can check out or visit our inspiration gallery for more.
Tortilla, London – This real Californian Burrito & Taco restaurant has a unique industrial school theme using raw metal, distressed wood and even chipboard! Take a pew on our Fero stools, Zilo bar stools or Zilo chairs, and enjoy an ice cold Corona!!
The Velvet Coaster (Wetherspoons), Blackpool – here you will find a selection of the hardiest furniture products around.
Brando Sella, Rome – Industrial style Fero chairs with an artificially aged finished and vibrant powdercoat set off the artisinal allure of the distressed wood cladding and dip-dye style.

Soft subtle pinks and electric ink blues are the colours on trend that are taking over London’s design scene. Anyone who’s anyone is using them so it’s time to get involved.

Why do they work so well?

Soft subtle pinks are like mayonnaise… they literally go with anything! But unlike mayonnaise they are used in some of the most expensive hotels and exclusive members clubs, like The Ned in London. Whether it’s silver, brass or copper coloured metals… olive green or navy velvets, or deep reddish leathers – you’ll find it hard to go wrong! See the abundance of pink inspiration we got from the London Design Fair…

The electric ink blues are striking so they catch people’s attention, but they must be used sparingly with softer neutral colours or you run the risk of overdoing it. Get it right and you could create the look of the future. Check out our favourite electric blue colours from London design week.