Choosing LE Minou As Interchangeable Furniture – It’S All About The Setup

If you want to make your event unique and memorable, there are several ways to do it. Some people choose lighting as their theme, some people get Arabic furniture, some people like to keep it neat. There is one more amazing way to bring that uniqueness in your event – through using Le minou furniture. These furnitures are adjustable and can become anything – from table to chair, from sofa to a bar – for your event. See how you can make your event interesting by choosing Le minou as interchangeable furniture – it’s all about the setup.

First, your Le minou furniture can be used as high tables. These tables are a highly functional piece of furniture to have when drinks are going to be served in the event you are hosting. High tables provide a comfortable platform to sit and enjoy a drink in combination with bar stools. All you need to do is set up the furniture elements one atop another along perpendicular axes, and you have a high table.

The flexibility of Le minou furniture extends itself to becoming coffee tables as well. All you have to do is assemble the furniture elements a little lower than the high table. Coffee tables serve as the perfect companions for a daytime lounging event or a get-together. You can have Le minou lounge chairs to go with the theme the coffee tables set up. Their delicate whites will give an elegant aura to the gathering.

You can also set up your Le minou furniture to become comfortable, cozy three-seater sofas. Everyone loves sofas – especially when they have been provided at an event where people would normally expect chairs and tables.

Le minou furniture is a versatile furnishing option that can become what you want it to become – and maintain the harmony of theme in your event. This furniture can be truly called “Interchangeable”.

Mixing Dior Dining Chairs With Lounges Is Actually Beautiful

Seating arrangement in an event plays a crucial role in making the event a success. The very nature of a gathering is vested in the fact that the guests be comfortable and able to talk to each other. In Dubai, if seating arrangements be observed in events, one would find that the beautiful Dior dining chairs are being used in smart combinations with lounge chairs to create a massively dual charm in the event. Here is how mixing Dior dining chairs with lounges is actually beautiful.

The first factor is always comfort. While the lounge chairs provide a more casual, informal option of comfortable seating, the Dior dining chairs are a bit more formal. The beautifully curved lounge chairs will work to create an ambiance of balanced comfort in companionship with the Dior dining chairs, which will still maintain an uprightness in the event. You can have family gatherings where the seniors are comfortably seated on lounge chairs, and the younger members on the Dior chairs. You can have corporate events where there are lounge chairs for coffee breaks and Dior chairs for the conference. They pair up perfectly.

Your event spaces can be conveniently segregated without boundaries by switching furniture. You can have areas of pure comfort adorned with comfortable lounge chairs and coffee tables, while the areas where discussions or ceremonies are to take place can have Dior chairs as a mark of a more formal seating purpose. A combination of these two pieces of furniture will help you achieve a completely fluid transition between the natures of sitting spaces in your event.

Dior dining chairs are the perfect chairs for dining – if your event is hosting one. Lounge chairs just won’t do in the dining area. Then again, in the bar area, the Dior chairs would a bit too stiff for the purpose. Installing the two in intelligent combination can make your event a great success.

Think about it!

Why is Dubai Moving Over Theatre Chairs To Coffee Tables And Lounge Single Sofas?

Event decoration and furnishing management has become a separate industry in itself these days. There is no shortage of hosts wanting to invite people to celebrate, talk, discuss, participate in a conference, etc. – and as such, there is no shortage of events. There is constant requirement of good quality decoration and furniture for such events. Industrialists of this niche have kept a keen eye on the market, and it has been observed that events no longer are characterized by the typical metal tables and theatre chairs. The choice of furniture is constantly evolving, and it is leading to a complete reshaping and renovation of event spaces. Here is why Dubai is moving over theatre chairs to coffee tables and lounge single sofas.

Factor #1: Comfort

Theatre chairs can be extremely easy to install and take away, but they are equally uncomfortable. They are not usually designed to be ergonomic, and during long seating events like conferences and official talks, they can become quite the back-breakers. Dubai is a bustling business hub, a favorite of many business conglomerates who meet frequently – their comfort requirements have caused them to develop an aversion to theatre chairs. Lounge single sofas, on the other hand, are highly comfortable, and give the back a good support. During long talks or discussions, these single sofas will ensure that the user goes back home as fresh as he arrived.

Coffee tables are the perfect addition to single lounge sofas, especially where business meets are concerned. A handy little coffee table to keep laptops, car keys, coffee and papers functions as the perfect companion to the single lounge chair.

Factor #2: Decorum

Theatre chairs can be picked up and shifted to any corner of the room, which makes the event space susceptible to chaos by the time things draw to a conclusion. Single lounge sofas, on the other hand, are comparatively more immovable, helping maintain the setting of an event space. It creates order and avoids chaos. Coffee tables are lower and a tad heavier than the standard metal tables used for events. When used in combination with single lounge chairs, they make the entire setting immovable.

Factor #3: Convenience

Coffee tables provide an excellent surface for keeping things – coffee cups, snack plates, loose papers, laptops, purses, pens and clipboards, etc. making them a great pair with single lounge chairs. On the other hand, theatre chairs are more of a standalone concept, providing no other solution but to seat the user. Your belongings will stay on you, or will have to go on the floor.

The reasons above are why people in Dubai like coffee tables and single lounge sofas more than theatre chairs.

What do you think?

The Effect Of Light On Event Furniture And Decoration

The furniture and decorations used in an event give a unique themed feel to any gathering. Whether you use plain metal chairs to create a sanitary look or tastefully furnish the space with cushy sofas, furniture and decoration play a pivotal role in setting the mood of the event. What goes ignored, more often than not, is the lighting of the space in that event. It is amazing how something as basic as a light can impact how a space comes out onto the visitors. Light can make a space look cramped or expanded, soft or harsh – anything that the event requires. In this article, you will learn about the effect of light on event furniture and decoration.

Daytime lighting

Many of the events happen during daytime and people would wonder about the utility of lights during daytime, but think about it this way – what if the entryway could look more welcoming with the help of some lighting decoration? Your guests would certainly be in for a great surprise. Decorative lights can be used atop canopies or marquees to make them look even prettier at your event. A string of little LED bulbs, maybe colored, to decorate those beautiful white sashes of your wedding stage will add more stars to the celebration. Other decorative lights, like “moon” lights, can be placed beside sofas or under the glass tables to give a mellow glow to the furniture placed around it. These daytime lights are not necessarily very bright, but they have enough intensity to characterize the elements placed around them – adding a creative twist to your event venue.

Night time lighting

There can be nothing more spectacular than an after-dark event perfectly adorned by pretty lights everywhere. It is difficult already to make sense of any event decoration when twilight has faded – which is why lights are needing to complement the décor as well as the furniture placed there. Use of soft light is highly recommended when it comes to illuminating pathways leading from the entrance to the main area. To complement food stall decorations and furnishings, and to have convenience for the guests, brighter but disguised lights may be used. Little lanterns can be placed atop beautifully decorated tables instead of candles, to set a different mood. Lights can, in effect, make or break the entire decoration of an event. Too bright, and it becomes blinding, too low, and it will still keep the guests in the blind.

Choose well!

10 ways to ensure your event furniture set up is a success

1. Know your suppliers

Finding the right event furniture rental supplier in Dubai, Abu Dhabi or the UAE could be quite challenging to many event professionals. Especially since quality and quantity of event furniture rentals vary from one event supplier to another. You will often find a lot of suppliers promising to deliver exactly what you ask for at a very attractive price but also often with a disappointing result. This is where the event supplier fails to deliver what they promised. This results in sending the event manager into a panic trip looking for the exact same item on the last minute. To prevent this, the event manager should take a physical visit to where the event supplier is storing the whole quantities and take a good tour. While touring the warehouse, one should keep an eye on the damages to the event rental furniture and continuously ask the event supplier about their repair procedures and habits. Once satisfied, the event manager can collect the event furniture rental catalog that must contain quantities, sizes and dimensions, prices and photos of what is available. This practice enables the event manager to really have a great idea of what should be offered on their future projects.

2. Make sure your client knows what they want.

Many event clients who are seeking to furnish their events are unsure of what they would like to see, providing them with the accurate information about their event furniture rental in Dubai or Abu Dhabi will prevent the tennis game of back and forth. The best way to go about it is after you know all your suppliers capacities and qualities, present your client with the most efficient items for their selection. For instance, if it is a big wedding, and they would like to have 800 PAX seated on luxury dining tables and fancy wedding chairs, Make sure you offer the wedding rental chairs and wedding rental tables that are available on the market, not wedding chairs and tables that you saw somewhere on the internet and may or may not exist within your local market. I personally faced many last minute ‘’panic’’ requests of such incidents and every time we had to go the extra mile to make sure we provide the closest thing to the client. But all of that started with the client looking at some furniture rental photos on the net and then his event manager assured them it would happen. So my advice here is to always be realistic with your clients and don’t give promises you cant fulfill, if you think it is hard to achieve then give the alternative options that are realistic. That way once they decide what they really want, your job becomes easier.

3. Floor plan / furniture layout

After deciding where the event is going to take place, the first and best thing to do is to start drawing your layout for your furniture set up, please don’t wait until the day to decide where things will go, because surely there will be either some excess or shortage of items to be placed. Servicing over 1000 events per year proves that most event managers who don’t have a floor plan will always end up paying extra and over the budget simply because they did not prepare a layout before the event. Things to consider before hiring your event furniture and décor: the dimensions of all your selected event rental furniture, walking spaces, safety exits, distances between coffee tables and sofas and distance between your stage and the first row. In addition to safeguarding your budget, it will also be much easier to simply handout the floor plan printout to our delivery team and have them set it up for you exactly how you drew it. This will save you time, effort and eventually extra money.

4. Physical visits to the supplier warehouse

This is by far the part that will allow you to sleep well at night, spending that 1 hour of physical inspection of your event furniture rental in Dubai, Abu Dhabi or even anywhere in the UAE, will save you hours of panic and last minute running around to find alternatives at a higher cost. Even if you already visited your supplier previously, the items may have been damaged hence. In the event furniture rental industry and especially in Dubai, items move very quickly and very often. Damages do happen during transportation, weather conditions or during the event itself. Some event furniture suppliers keep broken items in queue for repair when the need arises, some other event furniture suppliers repair right away and some just don’t repair at all. I would check all the quantities, piece by piece, just make sure my pieces will be worth my client’s money. Take photos of the rental items you ordered for references and ask for your items to be cleaned and properly packaged before they leave to your venue. A suggested timing for this visit is at least one week prior to the delivery, which is of course depending on the furniture rental quantity. If the quantity is small then a couple of days should do so that you give enough time to the event furniture rental supplier to fix the damages, if any.

5. Delivery timing

We all know that it is always possible to have delays in delivery, whether because of traffic, accidents, access to the loading bay, or simply because your event furniture rental supplier took off late. If you are renting event furniture from Dubai to deliver in Abu Dhabi, it will usually take two hours for a 3-ton truck to arrive to your site, if your event venue is at a hotel then add another 30 minutes to one hour for security clearance and offloading at the bay. This is provided that there is no other event supplier is using the loading bay. If you renting small items such as dining chairs, folding tables and barstools, then the delivery offloading will happen quicker than bulky items like Mashrabiya dining tables with glass that requires 4 people to carry per item. Point being is, it is always wise to calculate the accumulation of all these little event elements and consider them before providing the delivery timing to your event furniture supplier. Then, ask them to come 30 minutes earlier just to make sure they can arrive on time.

6. Health and safety

Believe me when I say, you do NOT want to have an accident on your site; it is not even the last thing you want to have at your event. This part is extremely important to keep an eye on. Knowing your supplier well means you have checked their safety procedures and the people who will be sent for your event delivery will be professionals and follow health and safety rules. But, if you are organizing an event in the UAE during the hot season, it is always wise to remember that the heat here can be very damaging to people, so my advice here is to keep your event suppliers hydrated and serve them with drinks and food if necessary to make sure no one is collapsing. If the event is indoor under the AC then you must look out for the walking spaces and ensure that the event furniture rental delivery team has at least 2.5 meters walkway so that they don’t have any friction or bumps against your glass doors or AV equipment that is laying down on the path. Every company has its own health safety policy and procedure but it is quite important to always align and adapt it to the environment your in at the time.

7. Team briefings

As mentioned previously, if you do not have a proper and clear event furniture layout plan, you will find yourself micro managing many people on how and where to set things up. You will also find yourself being followed by a swarm of helping hands as you walk them through the venue to explain your vision to them. So again, if you hadn’t drawn a floor plan by now, then it is a good time to do so now, when you do have it in hand and the event furniture rental team arrives, ask for the team leader in charge to step forward along with his event delivery assistant. Now you brief them on the dos and don’ts. Make sure they understand you very well and make sure you give them briefings in parts if you have a big set up. This way they can come back to you every time the portion you have briefed them with is finished. This practice allows you to have free time to supervise other event suppliers and event activities with ease.

8. Other suppliers

Every big event usually requires a lot of coordination between suppliers, as many of the event suppliers will have to work at the same place at the same time. So usually there will be a lot of scheduling and a lot of revisions of the event set up schedule. One thing to keep in mind here is that the event furniture rental team will be the ones leave before last. After all your temporary structures, you’re Audio visual set up, carpet layout stage and all its elements you can now start placing your furniture as per the layout, but not do anything further. You must brief your event suppliers before hand that they must give way to your event furniture rental set up team to do their jobs, once the furniture is laid down, other event suppliers must not use your event furniture to keep their tools and things on it, they also must not use them rest and take breaks on your sofas as they may cause some damages that you cannot replace with the amount of time you have. So a briefing full of warnings and reminders is due here.

9. Carpets and plastics

Please bear in mind that once your event furniture rental delivery / set up team lays down the rental furniture as per your layout, you must not remove the covers and start aligning yet. There is still carpet to be touched up, suppliers to be removed from the site, carpet plastic to be removed from underneath the furniture and therefore less workers walking around so that they don’t stain your event carpet. Once all of those are cleared then you can ask the event furniture hire team to start removing the packaging from the rental furniture they brought. One tip to mention here, if you are using a brand new carpet on the ground with dark or light colors, it would be a great idea to buy your workers and furniture rental delivery team plastic socks so that they don’t leave foot marks all over it. Also try to minimize movement once the plastic is off the carpet. Now that all the rental event furniture is set up and packaging removed, it is time for aligning your dining chairs, your leather sofas and coffee tables so that you can enjoy a beautiful symmetric photo, and it is now time for the flower arrangement supplier to start doing their business.

10. Final touch up

Please remember to check all the event furniture rental items, which are in the event area, check to see if they without any damage and are in 100 percent perfect condition. Further, make sure that all the covers are removed from the furniture and are aligned accordingly. Then make sure that all the furniture items are clean and tidy and are not in an unstable condition. Should any coffee tables or dining tables have any scratches or damages, you should ask your event rental supplier to touch it up with a matching paint. Once event furniture is all touched up, the dust from floral arrangement supplier is removed from your dining tables and coffee tables, now you do your final check for the alignment to make sure all is symmetrical. If you are having a wedding set up and hired large dining tables and classy dining chairs, ensure that there is no left over from decoration supplier on your dining tables and dining chairs and then look at the furniture alignment so that you don’t do a double work. Now that everything looks exactly how you have drawn it in your floor plan or 3D design. You can give the go ahead, sign the delivery note and send your event furniture rental supplier back to their headquarters. From this moment onwards, the venue must be limited to ‘’walk in ONLY if needed’’ this is to ensure that there is no messing around with your set up.

Following the above steps to the letter could be quite challenging to some event professionals given the fact there is always many things happening at the same time during large event setups. These steps should maintained and checked every time you are running an event to ensure the final result is a perfect picture to drive conversations about your effort after the event. Should you need any further assistance with your event rentals, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us on the below contact details, our event furniture rental professionals will be more than delighted to provide you with the best service and consultancy to ensure your event will go smoother than expected.