At Table Topics, we’re always up for a creative challenge. Recently, we were approached with a new project to design and build a pair of communal tables for the Marriott’s Standards Program.
The requirements for the project were that the tables be counter height and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant. The client also requested that the tables seat at least eight and include power and USB charging outlets, as well as be in the barnboard style with two separate color schemes.
As with every project at Table Topics our creative team started with the concept drawings to determine the look and construction details. From that, we created renderings, which gave our client an excellent visual of not only what the table would look like, but what different veneer patterns, stain colors, and leg cap materials would look like as well.
Once the design phase was completed and finishes were chosen, the fabrication phase began. Our team carefully handcrafted each and every detail, starting with the construction of the tabletop itself, hand laying multi-species, barnboard style veneers to give the table its desired look.
After finishing the assembly and applying the stain—which of course was finished with our exclusive AcralyteX coating to protect the tables for years to come—our team finalized the wiring details. And as usual, the final result was nothing short of stunning: one gray stained communal table with bronze leg caps and one communal table with brown stain and stainless steel leg caps.
The AcralyteX Finish exclusively from Table Topics is a must to achieve the quality table top that does not require linens.
Everyone is doing it! From Country Clubs to Restaurants to Event/Wedding Receptions, there is a huge shift away from linens. This shift could be to save money, to seem less “stuffy” and “formal” or it could be that owners and/or chefs realize it is just one more thing they don’t have to deal with if they buy beautiful tables that are “Built to Stay Beautiful.”
The white table cloth is no longer the required symbol of a high-end/ fine dining restaurant. Younger chefs are realizing that less focus on status symbols and more focus on quality across the board is what is really important. Having a restaurant table that looks great new and still looks great after years in service is essential.
Having the AcralyteX finish on your restaurant tables, bar tables or communal tables provides heat, scratch and chemical resistance. This means that you don’t have to panic when someone spills alcohol on the bar tables, leaves their lemon laying on the table by the tea glass or when the cleaning staff gets a new cleaner because the AcralyteX finish will not break down like other finishes and get sticky.
Create your ideal space without conforming to hospitality standards or expectations. There has never been a better time to Go Linenless with Table Topics.
For large as well as small tables, the base is the foundation of a good design. Table Topics has a gallery of communal and bar top options for your consideration, and an expert design team available to help as you plan your project. For some, functionality is the sole purpose due to the specifics of space or placement. We have custom-coated T bases , attractive disc foot options and many more.
Just as with every other element of your design and every phase of your project, the Table Topics team will work with you to find the base that best supports your vision. Contact us to start the conversation now.