You must have noticed a growing trend of plastic furniture in commercial places. You walk into a restaurant, and you’ll see well-designed colorful plastic tables and chairs have replaced the traditional wooden ones. Take a closer look at your office cafeteria – do you see a lot of plastic chairs there too? Yes, plastic has evidently taken the commercial sector by a storm, and the reasons are quite obvious.
First of all, plastic furniture comes with its own vibes. With vivid colors, and funky shapes, they help uplift the mood. Why do companies spend so much time and effort in creating a cheerful environment for the employees? So that coming to work doesn’t feel like a chore. A colorful atmosphere helps to keep employees inside the office. Other materials can’t give you the liberty of splashing colors all around the space, keeping the atmosphere light and jovial. Modern schools and colleges are long done with wooden furniture. Some educational institutions even consider plastic chaise because of health factors. There are plastic chair manufacturers who focus on building chairs that are good for the back. For example, Italica’s spine care chairs ergonomically designed to provide complete lower to upper back support.. Therefore, plastic chairs not only help to lighten the environment, but given the right design and quality, it can also be a healthier option.
Let’s face it, the care with which you would handle the furniture at your home is not going to be the same with the ones at a commercial place. Offices, factories, restaurants, schools and colleges are where people go for work, fun or studies – they’re not mindful about leaving a stain or chipping off some wood off the chair or the table they’re using. If it’s a place with a lot of footfall, there will be no way to track who is damaging the furniture in what way. This is one of the main reasons why commercial sectors prefer to with furniture that cannot be easily damaged – something that’s durable, would bear the test of time both indoors and outdoors. What would be a better option than plastic furniture considering durability? It’s not only a cheaper option to begin with but it’s also a cost-effective investment in the long run.
Lots of responsible companies in India have realized that a code of green building is the need of the hour. The growing trend of plastic furniture in commercial places (as long as they’re reused and recycled) is a welcome change from high use of wood. Plastic furnitureis artificially made and doesn’t need trees to be cut down for its protection. With constant droughts, frequent floods and scarcity of water, the eco-friendly trend of plastic furniture can only be regarded as a positive change in attitude.
Is there a favorite restaurant of yours that makes you happy the moment you step inside, and it’s not just the food? Is there a particular friend of yours whose house you love visiting, and it’s not just because of the great friendship you two have? There’s something about the atmosphere of these places that makes you cheerful. Little things make up for the ambiance of a place. One of them is the furniture. Bright, colorful plastic furniture affects your subconscious mind in ways that directly affect your mood.
Take restaurants for example
New age restaurants, cafes, and eating joints that try to appeal to a younger crowd make sure that their ambiance is bright and happy. That’s why you’d see brightly colored tables and chairs that lighten up the mood at once. Fast food joints use a lot of red chairs and tables. This is because the colour red raises the energy levels in our body. The young crowd, mostly from schools and colleges are attracted to this kind of energy. The best option for such places is plastic furniture. The number of color options that plastic furniture can provide cannot be matched by any other material. Italica’s spine care chair, or the sofa chair for outdoors are excellent examples of colorful, lightweight furniture that restaurants and cafes are using these days.
Kids and furniture
Have you ever seen a drab, dull kindergarten? Besides the brightly colored walls with plenty of decorations, nursery classrooms always have colorful furniture. A melange of colors is important for a child to feel at home away from parents. Italica plastic kids’ chairsmake sure they’re not only sturdy, comfortable and safe for toddlers, but eye-catching as well. The necessity of colorful furniture not only restricts to nursery classrooms but it is a choice for higher classes as well. More and more schools are doing away with the boring wooden desk and bench and using colored chairs and tables. Colorful plastic tablesand plastic chairs come with extremely jovial, light and positive vibes that keeps students from looking outside the window out of boredom.
The trend with the corporates
Colors play a very important role to amplify the productivity of employees. People spend 9 hours of their day at their workplace, and therefore, it’s only necessary to make sure that the place does not burn them out mentally. Most modern corporate buildings have done away with their boring white walls and nondescript furniture with bright, colorful alternatives. Common rooms, learning centers, cafeterias are nowadays adorned with attractive plastic chairs that try to uplift the mood of the employees.
For a brighter home
Brighter the color of your furniture, the more light it will reflect. The rooms with brighter furniture look bigger, brighter and not to mention, feels happier. When it comes to furniture for homes, it’s important to look around and feel vibrant from within. This is a crucial aspect for freelancers, who work from home. The kind of brightness that you bring into your home with furniture, directly affects your state of mind and the ability to be more productive throughout the day. The color of your room can be further accentuated with complementing colors. A plasticarmchair against a wall, a coffee table and chair in a room with white walls, a blue chair and a red table at the kids’ room – it all goes to make your room look more dynamic as far as design is concerned.
Interior design is serious business, and the trends never stay the same. One of the most sustainable innovations in the world of interior designing is the incorporation of plastic. Be it flooring, panels or furniture, plastic is proving to be the designer’s favorite material. Considering the quality plastic that we used to get earlier, plastic has come a long way. The advanced techno polymers of the present day are far superior to the colorful, glossy plastics from the past. The considerable improvement in the material and the overall look has made plastic surface has a mainstream choice in the interior design industry.
The versatility of plastic
When it comes to building materials, there are countless uses of plastic. Since it’s mouldable, plastic can be manufactured into various sizes, shapes and even strengths. Being water and electricity proof, plastic proves to be a favorite choice for homes with children and pets. Since it is lightweight as compared to other materials, plastic is being vastly used for paneling, flooring and furniture. Plastic chairs and plastic tables can be moulded to any design you want. For example, the Spine Care Chair is ergonomically crafted to provide support to the back of the person sitting on it. It’s easier to do that given the mouldable quality of the material. At the same time, the chairs are bright and colorful, which adds to the look and feel of a room. Not to mention, the chair weighs just about 3.14 kilograms, which makes it easier to move around the furniture whenever one feels like redecorating the room.
Plastic wall panels
Plastic wall panels are quite popular these days in the market. They are more durable than any other material. The best part about plastic wall panels is that are quite low maintenance. All you need is a damp sponge cloth to clean them up. Not to mention, there’s a lot more scope for a designer with plastic wall panels as far as color combinations are concerned. It’s also to be noted that unlike wallpapers, plastic wall panels are flame resistant.
It’s true that designers have a lot of options when it comes to flooring but when it comes to being creative and cost-savvy, plastic flooring is the answer. Plastic gives you the option to be stylish in unconventional means. The best thing about such flooring is that you can make it look like any material you want. You can go for a wooden look, a rustic stone one, or a melange of colorful tiles. The only limit with plastic flooring is one’s imagination, and designers love that. You can buy plastic flooring in tiles, sheets. They can me moulded or imprinted. The cushioned types of plastic flooring have become hugely popular lately owing to its comfortable texture.
One of the prime reasons why designers love using plastic furniture is the range of colors. It’s very easy to experiment with such a vast color palette. Price is also a major factor but that’s not the only reason why plastic furniture is gaining popularity in the interior design industry. The fact the plastic furniture is extremely durable almost unbreakable, makes them a very popular choice. The restaurant industry is one of the top buyers of plastic tables and plastic chairs because they’re economic and good to look at. It is the same with homeowners as well. A set of 6 Italica plastic armchairs can be bought in unbelievably reasonable price as compared to other materials. These beautiful chairs (Italica Arm Chair series 2019) with a seat height of 16 centimeters have a capacity to carry 100 kilograms, and yet they weigh just 2.40 kg.
Be it home or office, one of the most popular choices of material for making cabinets and other items is PVC. A chief reason why more and more modern kitchens are using PVC board is because of their ability to deal with moisture and heat. Also, PVC gives the designer ample room to experiment. The flexibility allows for various kinds of shapes, which is restricted with plywood. PVC doesn’t need to be polished before installation, which is not the case with plywood. PVC is lightweight, which considerably reduces the cost of transport. Being homogeneous, the density is equal in all parts of the board.
Plastic and the environment
Today’s builders and designers are aware of the environmental hazards.. Considering that, it is only natural and wise to use more and more plastic furniture. Right from wall panels, flooring, cabinets to furniture, thousands of products can be produced with an Eco-friendly alternative. Not only that, but these products can be recycled to minimize waste as much as possible.
A lot of effort has been put to make the educational environment better for students in India. These include changing syllabi, trying to introduce no-detention policies, lightening the weight of school bags, etc. However, little has been done to fix the classroom study tables and chairs in which students spend most of their day sitting on.
A senior lecturer at Havard University Jack Dennerlain pointed out the role of poor chairs on the lack of performances of students in an article published “Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment, and Rehabilitation.” Here’s what he was quoted saying: “These chairs cause long term problems for students, such as permanent neck and back damage, headaches and an eventual lack of focus.”
The situation is quite the same in India if not worse. A survey conducted by the Children’s Academy Group of Schools identified that heavy school bags, lack of physical fitness, sleeping habits and poor plastic tables and chairs as causes of back and shoulder pain among students. Considering the entire report, Rohan Bhat, chairperson of CAGS pointed out a vital issue. He said, “How children sit in the classroom, where they spend nearly six to seven hours daily is of utmost importance. However, no one seems to be paying attention to it.”
So what can be done to make sure that students do not damage their backs during these six to seven hours daily?
Introduce better study table and chairs in classrooms. Plastic chairs that are scientifically designed to provide the required cushion to the human vertebrate are not too much to ask for. But what makes a chair appropriate for a classroom environment? First of all, the backrest must support the lumbar and the upper back. This can be achieved by designing a curve on the backrest that contours the back resulting in better posture.
The backrest can also be fitted with tiny holes so the back of the body can get enough air circulation. Since these chairs play a pivotal role in shaping a student’s future, customizations can also be made if necessary. Therefore, adjustability of the chair to tighten or loosen the backrest should also be a feature because body types are different.
These are some ingenious features that must be implemented right away in classroom chairs so that students can concentrate on their studies and not be distracted by an aching back. Fortunately, this is exactly what Italica has aimed for with the new Spine Care Chair series.