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It’s all in the detail: how to choose the right seating backs

One of the reasons fixed seating is such a popular choice in hospitality, commercial offices and even residential homes, is because of its versatility.

Booths, banquettes and benches all come in a wide variety of styles with plenty of details to make them unique. Colours, fabrics, legs, plinths, stitching – there’s so much to choose from when designing your perfect fixed seating, and we want to help make the process a little easier for you.

It’s all in the detail, so make sure you take your time and think about all the features you might want to include. We’re rounding up some of the different seating backs we offer for our fixed seating, to help give you some insight into what might work best for you.

Button back

A versatile style suiting both modern and traditional venues, button back seating looks equally beautiful in old fashioned pubs as it does in an upmarket hotel.

Whether you choose deep buttons, float buttons, squared stitched buttons or even a Chesterfield style – the button back seating option gives a chic finish to any location.


Plain back

If you require seating that offers easy and minimal maintenance, then a plain back might work best for you. This style acts as a blank canvas that you can cover as you see fit.

A rustic restaurant might prefer a distressed leather effect, while a commercial office would benefit from a crisp white or grey fabric. Whatever you choose, plain back seating can be designed and styled to suit almost any venue.


Roll back

The roll back style of seating is customisable for your preferences, and adds a level of sophistication to restaurants, cafes and hotels.

A bold red hue gives roll back seating that retro American diner vibe, while a black or brown leather could provide a classy yet masculine aesthetic to nightclubs and bars.


Fluted back

Add a touch of elegance to your venue with a fluted back, providing a little extra detail and more depth to your seating.

The fluted back style of seating is popular in high end hotels, with cream leather a great choice for sophisticated settings. The fluted back works perfectly in boutique establishments too, with bolder choices such as teal or mustard velvet proving a really stylish choice.



>At Craftwood, we specialise in designing and crafting bespoke fixed seating for companies and individuals. We know everything there is to know about the details of your banquettes, booths and benches – and we’re here to help you build your perfect seating.

Choosing the style of seating back is one of the biggest decisions to make, and will have a huge impact on the overall look of your room. Keeping in mind your customers’ needs, your budget, your design aesthetic and any other special requirements – we’re sure we’ll come up with the ideal solution for you.

Click here to find out more about seating backs for fixed seating.