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Patron Seating

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Design Guidance

Overall Strategies

A variety of options are available for cafeteria seating - tables and chairs, booths, banquettes, and cafe-height counters with stools. Select materials that are durable and easily cleanable that allow for high wear. Look for furniture that is constructed with recycled or recyclable materials. If wood furniture is used, look for items that contain no urea formaldehyde. Fabrics should be evaluated both for cleanability and low-VOC content.

Best Practices

  • Consider how seating areas can be utilized during non-peak hours. Movable furniture, a speaker system, and wireless internet connectivity support additional space uses.
  • Use movable, re-configurable tables and chairs to maximizes functionality of space.
  • Improve indoor air quality and aesthetics by including plants.
  • Evaluate sustainable attributes such as high recycled content and rapidly renewable materials when selecting furniture cross-link GPC for the space.

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