In other words, banquette seating isn't always the centerpiece of an interior moodboard. But of late, the stalemate for increasing covers and saving budgets has been imbued with a sense of playfulness and heightened creativity.
Introducing the finger flute. An enlarged, broader take on fluted banquettes. From restaurants to hotel lounges, find some creative flute inspiration from the projects below.
Candy coloured finger-esque fluted banquette seating features at the Breadway Bakery, Odessa. Providing the groundwork for the interior's colour palette, the banquettes pick and mix colours and textures, some set against a brass metal backdrop.
An award winning interior at Aussie wine label Chandon's vineyard in the Yara Valley oozes modern design and comforts with fluted banquettes in varying styles anchoring the design scheme. In contrasting seat and back, leather and fabrics the fixed seating alternates from horizontal flutes in green to broad finger flutes in earthy tones.
A smart breakout area for those working at legal practice Dibbs Barkers, Sydney. The opalescent teal upholstered banquette features enlarged flutes, offering sumptuous seating for staff and a pinterest-worthy position in the office.
Super cute, but functional booths with broad almost semi-circular flutes for the upholstered backrest. Complete with a fixed turned table, this stop and go coffee shop for Toby Estates in Sydney is easy on the eyes.
Dreamy, pillowy upholstered flutes in the booths and banquette seats set the high-design benchmark for this modern Italian restaurant. Finished with exposed backs and paired with tubular metal frames finished in brass.
Hotel Paradis Paris includes amongst its design influences, Charles Eames and today's contemporary designer Jamie Hayon. The finger flutes on the hotel's lounge seating features throughout the hotel, doubling its act for the guestroom headboards.
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