Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Striking a pose

One of the key elements of the modern “oh we’re not a traditional boozer” design language for pubs and bars is high-level posing tables. They are a favourite of Wetherspoons, at least in entrance areas, and I recently went in a pub local to me where in the front area near the bar there was nothing but. It is beyond me how anyone could find them more comfortable than conventional chairs and tables (let alone bench seating) and they send out a clear message to any customers over 40 that this isn’t a place for them.