New seating and tables for the Horniman Museum



Spaceist were approached to supply chairs and tables for the new cafe at the Horniman Museum. The new furnishings to be supplied were required to fit a stylish yet well functioning space. It was necessary the supplied chairs and tables met the museums high volume visitor numbers and still be modern and stylish to suit the elegant look of the cafe, both inside and outside.

Frederick John Horniman was a Victorian tea trader and philanthropist who collected a large number of artefacts, crafts and specimens of various trades from around the world. He opened the Museum in 1898 and people were invited to visit the museum for free in Forest Hill. It opened up a fascinating world to the local community and still stands as a local gem. Open to visitors all year round, the museum features a range of galleries, stunning gardens, a nature trail and a cafe.

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For the seating, we supplied the modest Book chair in black and white. The chair is made from 100% recycled injected polypropylene shell with a powder coated frame and base. The chair was chosen for its qualities as an indoor and outdoor  chair and for its durable qualities. Also, it is stackable up to 15 chairs high. Contemporary and sustainable, the Book chair was matched with the square Bold table. The table comes with a X style base with a white laminate top. Also ideal for outdoor use, the Bold table comes in up to five sizes in both round or square option. We were able to meet the clients requirements and complete the look. The black and white Book chairs contrast the sandstone finish of the interior as well as the natural background of the outdoor spaces.

Click to view: Book Cafe Chair

Click to view: Bold Cafe Table