When it comes to working with design minded people, Strand is here to support your creativity. Our goal is to make sure you are focused on your vision while we take care of all the behind the scenes hassle. See our below service solutions that will help free you up to stay focused on what you do best.
All our team come from design backgrounds and are happy to help bounce ideas off with and offer unique perspectives to your individual project’s needs.
We are in it for the long haul
Half the battle of setting up a new project is finding new suppliers. Whilst we can’t argue that it is often a good idea to shop around, what we can say is that once you do business with us, you won’t want to.
Our emphasis is on building relationships with our clients to ensure they achieve their goals and achieve a beautiful venue with a hassle-free experience. Furthermore, we excel at headache removal and are proactive in solving any hiccups down the track.
Our Service Solutions
To make your furniture acquisition process hassle free, we utilize our knowledge, expertise and convenient services;
We come to you:
For the best tailored advice, let us come to your venue to provide the most accurate advice applicable to your venue. We understand that it can be difficult to get away from the venue during weekdays, so let us come to you and save you the trip!
Floor Plan setup:
With years of experience working with an array of differing floor plans we like to consider ourselves somewhat of an authority when it comes to suggesting the best ergonomic experience for your dinners as well as maximising seating capacity.
Bring in your floor plans, give us a rough sketch or simply let us come to you and we will provide you with the best floor plan advice for your venue. For more general advice, take a look at our article on table sizing guides.
When it comes to tailored solutions, off the shelf options don’t always fit the bill. Strand offers a range of customization options to fit your venue’s needs.
Upholstery can be one of the best ways to determine a venue’s feel and flow. The right patterns, colours and material choices can make a good venue stand out as a breathtaking venue. We work with some of Australia’s best upholsterers to provide not only quality and stylish finishes, but furniture that is commercial grade and designed to last. Find out more here.
Custom Timber Tops:
We provide table tops made to required specifications for when the standard square or circle top does not suffice. From indoor to outdoor, we have a wide range of timbers and weather/water resistant compact laminate table tops that can be made to size, colour and finish of your choice. The choices really are vast, contact our knowledgeable team to find out more.
Something as simple as a colour change can really make a venue stand out. We offer our clients painting and stain options for all timber furniture as well as powder coating for our metal range of chairs and stools.
Of course, like everyone else we deliver your products to your door when you require it. However there are some areas we may be able to make life a little easier;
- 48 hour delivery: on stocked products we can offer 48 hour turnaround times.
- Unpack: we not only drop off your furniture, but we can fully unpack and assemble it.
- Placement: if you lack the man power or time to place all your furniture, we can help you out and save you the trouble.
- Rubbish removal: No bins? No problem. In addition to unpacking and placing your order, we can take care of the clean up.
- Old furniture removal: nowhere to out your existing furniture, let us take care of that for you, we can take your existing old furniture when we drop off your brand new
Commercial Furniture for Architects and Interior Designers
An architect or interior designer has a multifaceted role, which relies on ideas, creativity and juggling to create THE vision that wows your client. When it comes to hospitality furniture concepts, we understand that there’s a balance of bespoke and functional, costings and style.
At Strand Hospitality Furniture, we partner with hospitality designers and commercial architects to provide all the relationship building skills that your client needs. Your clients are paying for the best in design and service and we facilitate every aspect in the area of commercial dining and venue fit outs nationally.
A Furniture Company with Hospitality
Stage 1 – Facilitating Service
As a leader in Melbourne furniture solutions, we offer the following services with you in mind:
- Meeting client requirements within a budget
- Facilitating ideation and creation of bespoke pieces / ranges
- Altering and customising existing designs to suit you
- Crafting in particular metals, fabrics or woods
- Australian timbers and fabrics
- Australian made manufacturing
- Overseas manufacturing
Stage 2 – Furniture Built for Commercial Use
As one of the leading stockist of modern commercial furniture all our products are exclusively designed for commercial wear and tear. This is a grade above residential or general furniture manufacturers.
We use the Martindale test, which is a measure of the durability of a fabric. The tests are undertaken on upholstery fabrics to check their suitability for various uses – i.e. decorative chairs, heavy-traffic areas or commercial furniture. You might know this as the ‘rub test’ and it is designed to account for abrasion resistance on commercial fabric. The Martindale test is just one example of the level of professionalism that we offer to your clients.
Stage 3 – How we Wow your Clients for You
You may also have many clients within a year, all with their own style or requirements. Running around servicing all aspects of each project is an immense job, so we do some of the ‘heavy lifting’ for you. We:
- Deliver samples directly to your clients
- Deliver and set up (if required) furniture nationally
- Will customise any existing piece
- Create bespoke dining furniture from scratch
- Vary existing tables, benches, or chairs to your specifications
Our Hospitality Manufacturing Capability
We always carry stock from several countries and this years’ schedule includes visits to major global furniture fairs in Milan (Italy) and Birmingham (UK) to source new seasonal stock. While some pieces are best-sellers season in and out, new ranges are always important for Australia’s cutting-edge venues in Melbourne and Sydney.
We favor Australian made designer furniture and also manufacture bespoke pieces locally and in Asia. Our current range includes native pieces from leading design countries such as Italy, Poland, and Turkey and we expect to update and complement our existing stock.
While we carefully choose our pieces and the range of furniture that we supply, we can source or create any designs that you know will suit the hospitality industry. Your imagination is our template.
Your Design and Build Team
We design, build and stock a comprehensive range of modern commercial furniture, and we only deal with fabricators and suppliers that are able to meet commercial standards.
We know that your time is valuable and we want to ensure that you have the best possible experience with us. You can make a booking to see us and ensure that you have our full attention. Qualified staff is available in store at all times, so please also feel free to walk in.
Our opening hours are here.
Here is what our clients have to say:
“Strand Furniture is the preferred furniture supplier to our commercial Interior Design company. With their high level of customer service and superb quality we only specify Strand for all of our hospitality projects.”
– Verity, Verity Rhodes Interiors