what’s ergonomics got to do with It?

ergonomics is the science concerned with design, and arranging things people use so that the people and things interact most efficiently and safely (Merriam-Webster Online). though this is a practice most commonly applied in the workforce, interior design also embraces these practices. you may be asking, what does this have to do with events? in designing and hosting  events, style and arrangement takes precedence  - after all, there is a story to tell,and a look to achieve. how much could it matter if the chair is a tad too high for the table, or the side table too low for the lounge sofa, or the spacing between each guest’s chair is a bit too close for comfort. and what about the children, they can use an adult chair to sit at the table – it’s only a few hours. this is one way to rationalize, but what IF we can implement BOTHaesthetics, comfort & safety (don’t we make provisions for our vegetarian guests in our menu selections?)? ergonomics have given us standard dimensions for furniture design, spacing and placement based on the average human adult figure. in part one of this post we will focus on sizing and placement of tables and chairs.

our pink wood baby chi chairs paired with our 6 ft rectangular adujustable tables.
party design by ever after productions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

STANDARD HEIGHTS OF TABLES AND SEATS FOR CHILDREN

 

 

TABLE SEATING SPECIFICATIONS

Table Seating Specifications

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

here are just a couple more quick tips :

  • in determining table size consider elbow room – there should be 24″ per person for a comfy fit. you should add 2″ to the figure if using armchairs and subtract 2″ for snug seating.
  • in choosing between a round or rectangular table (including square), keep in mind that round tables blend in easier with other furniture pieces and also allow for easy movement around them.
  • a depth of 15″ to 18″ is recommended for most adults.  using a seat that is too deep will press against the back of the legs of your guests; and, having a seat that is too shallow will make them slouch forward.
  • chairs used for dining should have an average height of 16″ to 17″, and the table height should be 29″-30″ – allowing approximately 13″ for knee clearance.
  • bar stools have an average height of 28″-30″, with an accompanying cocktail table or bar that is 40″ – 45″ high.

what’s that main idea here? no one is suggesting  that we  run around with a tape measure sizing up every piece of event furniture we select, but should the opportunity arise that you have options in the selection  of your event pieces – optimize your event by  pairing furniture selections that come  closest to the dimensions of our bodies as they relate to the furniture and it’s function. here a couple more images of how some of our expert event designers, planners and clients use some of our rental collections to implement these practices.

baby chiavari chair

our gold resin baby chiavari chair paired with our 6 ft adjustable rectangular table and dressed up with beautiful princess couture! event designer – jackie oh events

Baby Chiavari Chairs

our white resin baby chiavari partaking in a darling easter party. event design by i heart sugar sugar

 

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turquoise chiavari chairs debut at dr seuss birthday celebration – oh yeah!

“Look at me! Look at me!
Look at me NOW!
It is fun to have fun
But you have to know how.”
― Dr. SeussThe Cat in the Hat

last december we received a call with a special request (and we looooove those special requests!) – turquoise colored chiavari chairs for a dr seuss birthday celebration.  and so our custom colored chiavari chairs made their debut. here are some of the design and event details.

turquoise chiavari chairs

a life sized  sculptured cat in the hat greeted each guest as they entered the main room which was adorned with the iconic red and white stripes that so many of us have come to relate to this very popular children’s story classic – and the turquoise chiavari chairs.

the striped overlays created the perfect backdrop for the turquoise chairs. as a focal point, at the end of the room was a gorgeous and very well thought out gift table (for the guests, that is…). if you look closely, you will see that each child’s gift was wrapped with red and white striped gift paper! and if you look further, can you see the chevron print in black and white? what a clever way to continue the play with lines and tie in mr cat in the hat!

let’s not forget the cake! check out the artistry on this birthday cake. it looks like a perfectly sculptured piece of porcelain!

turquoise chiavari chairs at curtiss mansion

 

dr seus cat in the hat birthday cake

the sweets were not the only “eye candy” to obsess about –  take a look at how the fun geometric shapes and lines were embedded in the design.

dr seuss candy shop

outside the venue was yet another layer of design, storytelling and excitement for the senses! under the red and white striped tent party guests had another opportunity to continue their sugar rush with  a fun foods station created by the donut divas:   mini donuts + deep fried candy bars + oreos +  elephant ears +  churros = yum!  

red and white striped tent
here are a couple more pictures for inspiration. enjoy!

 

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rental collections and accessories: event rentals; venue: curtiss mansion; catering: food by chef  lars; event styling: i heart sugar sugar; photography: unique design studio

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black & white stripes

 

Black & White Stripe Inspiration Board

A line is a dot out for a walk.
—Paul Klee

There’s an endless variety in what we think of as a line and used wisely, they can add interest and personality to your event décor.

Lines can be thick or thin. They can be long or short. The can be vertical, horizontal, or diagonal. They can be solid or dotted or dashed. Lines can be curved or straight of combinations of both. You can use lines to the direct the eyes, suggest personality (straight lines are more professional, while curved are more casual), and create illusions. The direction and weight of a line also have a psychological impact, for instance:

• Horizontal lines indicate response and tranquility
• Vertical lines communicate a feeling of nobleness and spirituality, strength and grandeur
• Combination of a horizontal and vertical lines communicate stability and solidity
• Diagonal lines indicate movement, activity, force and direction and energy
• Soft, shallow curves sow sophistication, comfort and flexibility and femininity
• Deep acute curve-curves indicate confusion, turbulence and instability

the painter stripe linen (or the hampton linen) is our featured product. available in a variety of sizes, its white stripes are silk dupioni, while the black stripes are flocked. its a beautiful and modern yet classic piece to add to your next occasion.

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the chevron pattern

chevron inspiration board

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The chevron pattern continues to be a hot trend in all that is design. It’s a nice spin off on the traditional stripe pattern and adds a dynamic element to any design. Commonly used for interior design and textiles (we’ve seen this design on rugs, pillows, wallpaper, etc.) over the years we have begun to see this pattern in fashion. We think it’s the perfect accent to add to your event! Here’s a little history on its origin.

Chevron pattern (also spelled cheveron) an inverted v pattern. Sometimes the word “zig zag” or herringbone is used to describe this pattern. It dates back to 1800 BC where it was found in early art designs such as pottery and rock carvings. The word “chevron” is usually used to describe a fret in architecture and may also be found in highway signs to guide drivers and around curves.

Incorporate a few pops of this pattern to your next event!

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we won the brides choice award 2012!

{Miami,FL} – January 23, 2012 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding Marketplace, is excited to announce event rentals, inc has been selected to receive the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2012 for Event Rentals!

The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top local wedding vendors from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism within the wedding industry. While many industry awards are selected by the organization, event rentals, inc was selected based on its stellar reviews from past newlywed clients.

event rentals, inc is recognized as part of the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire local vendor community, comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the United States and Canada. The Bride’s Choice Award recognizes the best local wedding vendors across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is thrilled to honor the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Since the launch of the Bride’s Choice Awards™ program four years ago, thousands of outstanding wedding professionals have been recognized by the bridal community for their supreme service and dedication to the wedding industry. It is with great pleasure that we congratulate event rentals, inc for their continued professionalism and commitment to enriching the wedding planning experience for engaged couples.”

We are happy to announce that event rentals, inc is one of the very best Event Rental professionals within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Project Wedding, Brides.com, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. Thanks to their positive feedback we were able to receive the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ for 2012.

For more information, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at http://www.weddingwire.com/biz/event-rentals-inc-miami/cc1c36d9d18a977d.html.

To learn more about the Bride’s Choice Awards™, please visit www.WeddingWire.com.

About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire™, the nation’s leading marketplace serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 reviewed wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers. WeddingWire also offers a comprehensive suite of online planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire is the only all-in-one marketing platform for businesses online and on-the-go. WeddingWire offers one simple solution to build a professional network, improve search visibility, manage social media and reach mobile consumers. Businesses that advertise with WeddingWire appear on WeddingWire.com, ProjectWedding.com and other leading sites, including MarthaStewartWeddings.com (NYSE: MSO), Brides.com and Weddingbee.com.

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though zebra fashion and decor debutted last spring/fall 2011, the zebra trend has long been around and continues to be a glamour staple. from playful colors to unexpecting pairings, the zebra print has never looked so modern and new!

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an opulent beach wedding

“summer afternoon-
 summer afternoon;
 to me those have always
 been the two most
 beautiful words in
 the english language.” – henry james

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
with summer’s end just around the corner (september 21) we decided to send off the season with one final tribute to those long, lazy days. we created an inspiration board for a beach wedding that fuses a casual theme with some “bling” to add sophistication and elegance.

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event rentals – new press release

event rentals, inc is now WeddingWire Rated for 2011

miami, florida - july 5, 2011 - WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is pleased to announce that event rentals, inc is WeddingWire Rated 2011 for wedding & event rentals. WeddingWire Rated is an annual award program that distinguishes wedding vendors across the country for their excellence. Based on hundreds of thousands of recent wedding reviews, WeddingWire Rated is the most recognized and trusted brand among engaged couples looking to find the best local businesses for their wedding. 

event rentals has 5 reviews on WeddingWire. Reviews by our newlywed clients include detailed ratings and insightful descriptions about their experiences working with our business and staff. Our reviews provide transparency for potential clients, assisting them in making the most informed decisions for their big day.

“We are delighted to unveil the 5th annual WeddingWire Rated program,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire, Inc. “event rentals,inc has made a commitment to capturing their clients experiences on the nation’s leading wedding review site.”

As the largest site for wedding reviews, WeddingWire empowers engaged couples with the most comprehensive and trusted review system available. The WeddingWire Rated program provides event rentals, inc with a simple platform to capture customer feedback from their wedding planning experience. Newly engaged couples can easily access all of the reviews for event rentals, inc on WeddingWire.com. We would like to thank our newlyweds for our WeddingWire Rated 2011 recognition.

For more information, please visit event rentals, inc on WeddingWire at http://www.weddingwire.com/reviews/event-rentals-inc-miami/cc1c36d9d18a977d.html.

For more information on WeddingWire Rated 2011, please visit www.WeddingWire.com.

About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire, the nation’s leading technology company serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 local wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers to wedding cakes. WeddingWire also offers an online community and a suite of cutting-edge planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire provides free online management tools creating the only market opportunity that gives local businesses control over their clients, reviews, leads and performance. Businesses that join the WeddingWire Network appear on WeddingWire.com and other leading sites, including ProjectWedding.com, MarthaStewartWeddings.com (NYSE: MSO), Weddingbee.com, and Celebrations.com (part of the 1-800-Flowers family of brands, NASDAQ: FLWS).

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something blue

even though pantone has named honeysuckle the color of the year, editors of home and fashion magazines are strongly predicting that the color blue is trending up.

calming and associated to the natural world – the sky, ocean, twillight, blue is a universal favorite of both, men and women. this color conveys confidence and is associated with stability, unity, intelligence and conservatism. in the west the something blue bridal tradition represents love.

although blue is a year-round color combing pastel blues with pink and pale yellows can create a springtime look. deep blues can be used as a colder weather color and, bright bold blues for a summer look.

we put together an inspiration board using sapphire and turquoise. we used silver as an accent color that can be matched with sapphire to create a sophisticated look or with the turqouise to add a bit of “bling” to your summer event.

other shades of blue: cerulean, azule, sapphire, navy, cobalt, indigo, royal, sky blue, midnight blueprussian blue, cornflower blue, cyan, baby blue.

shown above: table top items from event rentals: bubble bottom votive in dark sapphire, cobalt blue goblet, lotus line dinnerware, silver square charger, aquamarine goblet, sonata overlay in aqua, allegro overlay in navy blue with silver, hanging glass votive stand; cake from, eat cake be merry.

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yellow: an inspiration for spring & summer events

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
any color palette can work during any season of the year by simply playing with it’s hue. take yellow for example. use a lighter, pastel shade of yellow and dress up your spring events. use a brighter hue of yellow to create your summer soiree’s and go deeper and darker (like mustard!) for fall events!

we started color inspiration boards on our facebook page. take a look and get inspired and help us continue to inspire by uploading onto our facebook page album your favorite yellow and white inspirational photos!

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