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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




















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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