We are delighted to announce a new starter to the team at Oblong. Jonathan Thompson previously of Camira Fabrics and Altro Flooring has joined the business to support the continued growth we have experienced over the last 12 months. Jonathan brings with him a wealth of knowledge and contacts and he looks forward to working with all our current clients and partners very soon!
Read more about Jonathan here.
Bentwood stool reimagined
This is part of a new range that we are introducing and is a reimagined version of the classic bentwood stool but in polypropylene. Great for internal and external use and available in a number of colours it is nice to see a classic product updated with the manufacturing technology.
Normal service resumed
Its been a glorious summer but I am pleased that our continental factories are now returning to work after the shut down and normal service can be resumed.
We have some exciting news to share in the coming weeks so keep an eye on the blog for changes at Oblong.
A number of upcoming bar projects
September and October will see two new bars in Manchester for Arc inspirations, A second Banyan opens in Spinningfields and also a Manahatta on Deansgate. We are please to continue our relationship with Arc Inspirations and will be supplying the furniture to both sites.
We also are working with a new client to open a bar in Hull, Tribal, in early October.
Summer factory closures
It is that time of year again when the majority of our continental factories close for 3 or 4 weeks, Work continues for us though and we are busy working on projects for September and October.
We still have other sources should you need furniture quickly.
It’s hot – Outdoor furniture time
Well summer is certainly here and let’s hope it lasts, we are approaching shutdown so if you are thinking or replacing your outdoor furniture, now is a good time to get in touch.
Some ideas in the outdoor section on our site click here
New Case Study / Lakeside Cafe
The case study is now live for the recently completed Lakeside Cafe project, check it out in the leisure case study section.
It’s Milan time again
It’s that time of year again when we will be visiting Milan this week to see what is new in the world of contract furniture. It will tables and chairs galore and we hope to be bringing you some of the highlights when we return later in the week.
An industrial look for this creative studio space
We are working on a very interesting scheme for a client at the moment that should look stunning when it goes live in May. Things are taking shape and below is a sneak preview of how the interior finishes are looking and we are now starting to address the furniture in complimentary finishes.
Things are getting busy…
The summer looks like it is going to be fairly hectic with education and bar projects already underway. If you are looking for furniture for an education project make sure you have a look at our case study section to get an idea of the what we can do.
See what we did for The University of Law here.
UK Stocked products
Whilst we deal a lot with European suppliers if you are in a rush for furniture we do have access to many UK sources of seating and tables that cover both internal and external options.
For more information on what we can supply, get in touch on 0113 242 6111.
You can also see some of the product range here.
Is Spring on the way?
It may not feel like it yet but hopefully Spring is just around the corner and now is a good time to look at external furniture. This is a new release from one of our Italian suppliers that offers great value along with the durability and stack-ability needed for outdoor furniture. Oh and there’s 8 colour variations.
For more of the outdoor ranges we supply check out:
There seems to be a growing trend at the moment for versions of wooden chairs that can be used in an external environment, The chair below is manufactured in polypropylene so is perfectly suited for internal or external use.
Check out the outdoor section for further examples.
Looking perfect in pink!
We supply a lot of fabric chairs but more importantly the fabric options are vast, making sure the texture and colours are perfect for every client.
Fresh New Products for 2018
We’re supplying some lovely new furniture this year… #fresh #chairdesign #officeinterior
Leeds College of Music Part 2
Here’s a shot from the recently completed venue space, full case study here.
The Lakeside Cafe, Leeds – Refurbishment
There is nothing better than repeat business and work this week starts on The Lakeside Cafe in Leeds, We have been providing furniture for this client for over 10 years and the new look will be unveiled on 20th January.
Check out this case study a reminder of what it looked like when we last supplied furniture to them 8 years ago.
Happy New Year
We would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year, lets hope it’s a good one for everybody.
It looks like it will be a fairly busy one for us with a number of projects completing in the next few month and some interesting longer term ones under way. Keep an eye on the site for further information as they progress.
New Banyan Bar in Ilkley
We’ve just completed the furniture scheme for the next Banyan bar and as ever it looks slick!
We’ll have a full case study on our site soon but for now heres what Leeds bar looks like.
New acoustic product section now live
And its anything but boring! Check it out here.
13 years have flown by.
Well 13 years of trading have passed and we are now into our 14th year. There have been plenty of changes in the furniture industry but we still enjoy the challenges we are presented with look forward to another year working with our clients on what will hopefully be some interesting schemes.
Bean Bags / Leeds College of Music
I think this is a first for us, supplying bean bags! These are custom manufactured in a fabric that allows stains to be removed with just water – so they are ideal for this education environment. The full Leeds College of Music case study is now live.
Have you thought about your interior acoustics?
Ok so soon on our site you’ll see some exciting new acoustic products that we work with. Heres an example of what you can achieve with these stylised panels.
We’ll also be showing how we are using something similar on a new interior scheme for new college client.
10 mile MBK trail + meeting + new chairs
And this was all before 3pm.
We had to head over to Keighley to pick up some bespoke soft seating for a large project we are working on next month. Knowing how close the mountain bike trails were – we had to fit in a 10 mile session. It was a great excuse to get away from the office and have an internal meeting in the forest while pedalling through streams, climbing rocks and descending at 30mph. Here’s Stuart looking far too relaxed when he got to the highest part of the trail.
Oh and the soft seating looks ace!
Ok so we like chairs!
We still adding lots of new products to our website, take a look at the soft seating page here www.oblongfurniture.co.uk/products/soft-seating
A cafe & shop for the community
Our client doing great things for the community. Heres a quick shot of the space we completed a couple of months back. View in full www.oblongfurniture.co.uk/case-study/cafe-furniture-company-shop
New case study going up soon
New chairs up on our site
Loads of new products up on the site right now, and loads more coming over the next few months. Check out the chair section here.
Bespoke presentation for new clients
As an introduction to Oblong Furniture we create a bespoke presentation document for new clients, heres one that we a taking to a meeting tomorrow.
New bar case study now live!
Full case study of the new Manahatta Bar in Leeds is now live, click here to view.
New Leeds Manahatta Bar now finished
This new Manahatta bar on Greek Street Leeds is definitely one to check out. We’ve supplied the furniture for this second bar and it looks seriously impressive. Full case study coming this week.
Sourcing granite from Brazil
We’ve recently finished a huge reception desk and console table for two different clients using this amazing fusion black granite from Brazil……not the lightest of materials but boy is it impressive! We’ll have the two jobs live in the case study sections over the next couple months.
New job for Craven Council
Its in development currently but the full case study will include soft seating, fixed furniture, tables and chairs. A pleasure to be working for Craven Council.
2nd install for Community Shop
Community Shop is a social enterprise that is empowering individuals and building stronger communities, by realising the social potential of surplus food. Find out more about them here.
This is a small part of what we supplied to them last year – colourful and cost-effective soft seating for the employee breakout space. We will be installing the furniture for their new Grimsby location next week.
New Jumbo Records store looking great.
We’ll have the full case study up soon (when we get time to shoot it) but for now heres a moody shot showing the
More seating for Pride & Produce client
The folks over at Pride & Produce have opened up the upstairs space for more dinners, as ever we were more than happy to provide them with the furniture they required.
Soft seating combo
Check this combo out we put together for this intimate #breakout pod using Camira fabric and acoustic wall felt.
Jumbo Records part install
Heres a shot of the part install of Jumbo Records from last week. The record store opens this week and we’ll have the shiny finished photographs up on our case studies section soon.
We’re not slowing down!
Well its been a busy start to the year and it isn’t slowing down anytime soon. We’ll be updating our website with all the case studies over the next couple of months which will include furniture schemes for Manhatta Bar, Jumbo Records, Clip n Climb and a contemporary office space to name just a few.
In the meantime you can find our most recent case studies here.
New furniture & lighting case study now live!
This case study’s a biggy – literally!
Check it out here.
Milan Furniture Fair is getting closer
Only a few months now until Milan Furniture Fair – we can’t wait to get out there and see the new and inspiring. Like last year we’ll be tweeting and updating you while we’re there.
Outdoor furniture ready for Summer
Ok it was snowing last week & we’re looking at new outdoor furniture products! We’ve not gone mad honest, we just can’t wait for #summer and wanted to show you some of the chairs we’ll be supplying.
We’re back in the flow!
Happy New Year – factories are now back to work in Europe so we’re in full swing working on ace projects, looking forward to another year! Loads of new case studies are currently being photographed and will be live on the site soon.
New light installation designed by us
Heres a quick shot (sorry about the scaffolding) of the light installation we designed for the atrium of this Leeds office building. We’ll have the beauty shots up on the site when the full interior and furniture has been finished.
New soft seating
Check out our products section for more.
Corporate but cool
Interior schemes like this are fun to work with and add a real fresh and fun look to an office space. Corporate doesn’t need to be boring! You’ll see more of this style that we supply on our office products section here.
A new client needs a full carpet installation – we thought we’d push the boundaries with how it could look!
Start up cafe interior scheme
Although we are waiting on some new shots for this case study we thought its totally worth showing the furniture and scheme we supplied for this local start up cafe client. We’ll update the gallery early next year.
Big showroom case study now live
To see the full project go here.
New chair designs just added!
You can check them out in our product section here.
New soft seating for Leeds General Infirmary
We’ve just updated part of a waiting room scheme we did for Leeds General Infirmary with this vibrant high backed soft seating. It really breaks up the space well and we’ve had some great feedback already.
Our recent bespoke reception desk design
We installed this second custom reception desk design for Lambert Smith Hampton in their Manchester Offices last week. This angled design always gets people talking! Check out the first one we did for them in their Leeds office here.
New restaurant installation
Our team had a full day of installations at this new restaurant in Saint Helens. More will be revealed but for now heres a little taster. This will be a great case study, keep an eye out on the website.
An interior with a lot of Bark & Bite
Bark & Bite have been a client of ours for over 8 years now and we have created some ace interior schemes for them. Being the slick creative agency that they are, their working environments needed to be on the same level. Check out the full case study here showing off their Manchester studio.
A meeting space with soft seating
We’ve just refreshed another little meeting space for a good client of ours. Comfy, great colour combination…and a happy client.
Chairs, chairs & chairs
We supply chairs for all kinds of environments, our product section showcases just an overview, take a look here. For a bespoke service get in touch.
I love my office chair
Just some reasons I love it:
3. Fully adjustable
4. Looks the part
5. Huge colour choices
Reigning Petanque Champions
Throughout the summer months you can occasionally find us playing Pentanque along with Think Architecture in a local league. We’re hoping for yet another win this year!!
New promo stuff on the way!
…our designer is on it! Keep an eye out for these.
The School Chair
Such a perfect way to mix things up in cafes and restaurants. Our product sections are being updated all the time so keep checking it out!
Big soft seating
New interior project on the go for one of our healthcare clients including some super comfy soft seating.
Contemporary acoustic wall panels
Acoustic wall panels should look as good as your furniture.
Check out a recent project we used them for www.ow.ly/9uyu302sCT0
We gave ourselves a makeover
We’ve done a full refurbishment and re-design of our Leeds office which includes the breakout/meeting space shown. We’ve been a very demanding client but love the final outcome as it shows what you can achieve in an unusual space.
Full case study will be up soon.
New fish & chips concept
‘Orange Fish’ is new fish & chips restaurant concept based in Blackpool. They came to us needing a full furniture scheme that worked alongside their brand colours. Heres just a quick shot showing a small part of the scheme including bespoke industrial high benches, fixed tables, and plastic seating.
Full case study coming soon.
Our (Summer) update!
Its always a funny time of year for us as most of the European manufacturers we work with take extended holidays but this doesn’t stop us, its business as usual and we are working on some great projects for restaurant, office and education environments.
We hope your all enjoying the summer, and if you have any future projects in mind give us a shout and we can organise a chat.
A different kind of desking!
Something a bit different for this Leeds-based agency. This desk design we created really utilises the space and creates massive working areas for the employees. Full case study and imagery now up here www.oblongfurniture.co.uk/case-study/studio-desking-wpa-leeds
Go bold or go home!
Our local client is super happy with this fresh look! Its certainly going to make meetings lively!
Lovely stool design for one of our clients
We had to show off these great designer stools that we provided for a great client of ours. These are just a tiny part of what is a large project, we’ll post a full case study as soon as we can.
Quality Industrial designed chair and not a cheap copy!
We are looking at using this chair for an upcoming project. Its a high quality #industrial style design – opposed to the cheap copies that we see too many of. Looking forward to see our scheme utilising this design, we’ll show a case study when alls complete.
Likes from Milan Furniture Expo
Another shot from this years Milan Furniture Expo, tons of inspiration work on show.
Custom desk design – sneak shot
We are adding the full case study on this shortly, but for now heres a sneaky shot of the custom desk system we designed.
Likes from Milan Furniture Expo
You’ll see similar posts like this by us as we run through our photos from the Milan Furniture Expo. There was plenty to see and so much we loved!
Milan Furniture Fair was a success!
Our annual trip to Milan Furniture Fair this year did not disappoint and our Pinterest album shows some inspiration and new products that may be suitable for your future projects. Take a look at our Pinterest Boards here.
Robin Day chairs added to our product section
New member of staff
Matt has joined us at Oblong to keep on top of the updating the site, social media and some general marketing stuff so hopefully over the coming weeks you should be kept more up to date with what we are doing.
We have lots to update you on.
Recent install of this great sculptural seat for Bond Court in Leeds
We installed this fantastic seating unit just before Christmas into the reception area of Bond Court in Leeds. A great sculptural piece which really finished off the new interior scheme that had been designed by Think Architecture & Design.
Happy New Year
A bit late and my resolution of keeping the site updated better may already have slipped! We will be making an effort this year to keep everyone more up to date with what we have doing with some great projects to be uploaded.
We will close from Friday 18th December until Monday 4th January.
Have a great Christmas and we wish one and all a Happy New Year!
Industrial bar furniture
Some custom designed and UK manufactured industrial bar furniture for Leeds student bar The Pit. More mages can be found in the case study.
A trip to Italy
I am spending a few days this week visiting factories in Italy,and hope to come back with some exciting new products. Keep an eye on the blog for an update in the next week or so.
Acoustic Wall Felt
We have completed a full scheme for Progress Packaging that included not only furniture but also this application of acoustic wall felt. As well as offering some texture it also dampens down the echo in this room that has a fully glazed wall. More pictures of the scheme can be found in the case study.
The latest site for Arc Inspirations, Banyan, Manchester opens later this week, we have just installed over 140 pieces of seating for them and wish them luck with their first venture over the pennines.
It’s been a busy summer
It has been a busy summer! We wil be adding case studies over the next few weeks to show you what we have been working on. From an estate agent’s interior to student kitchens and bars we have done some fairly photogenic projects that will be making an appearance on the site very soon.
Letting Agent Interior
A great little scheme for Angus Roberts in Ilkley where we provided office furniture and advised on all aspect of the interior. Images will follow.
Website is live!!
It’s taken a while and we have more products and case studies to add but the site is now live and looking good!!
New site nearly ready
The new Oblong website will go live on Monday 8th June
We are in the process of populating the website with images
Happy New Year
Happy 2015, The website is under full review and a new updated site will be launched in the next month or so.
The office will be closed now until the 5th January 2015. We will be keeping an eye of the email though.
We hope you have a great Christams and we look forward to hearing from you in the New Year.
Review of Manahatta on the Leeds List shows a few shots of the furniture we supplied. – Looks good!!
New Leeds Bar Manahatta
Manhatta opens this Saturday on Merrion Street in Leeds, Oblong are pleased to have worked with Arc Inspirations on their latest project.
We have had a busy year and updating the site has slipped a bit (actually a lot). We have done some great project recently including The Pit, Leeds, The University of Law and we are working on some interesting projects at the moment.
We will update the site soon and hopefully when we do you will find what we have been doing of interest.
Milan Furniture Fair
It’s that time of year when we head over to Milan to see what’s new in the world of chairs!! Will be away 8th – 11th but should come back with some fresh ideas.
Just back from a trip to some of our suppliers in Italy. Some interesting new products about which we will hopefully be able to use on upcoming projects.
Working on small Job for Take Heart to furnish some family bedrooms at LGI. Interesting project and allows us to use the new bedroom range from one of our UK manufacturers.
A great reception project has just been completed at City Walk, Case study will follow next week.
Office Desks and Storage
Just installed an office project including quite a lot of storage, Got some new ranges coming, get in touch if of interest to you?
Community Shop – Cafe
Our first installation of 2014 went in yesterday a comminty cafe above one of, if not the countries first social supemarket.
We wish them all good luck in this new community focused venture which is helping to fight food poverty.
This is work in progress but there are quite a few project uploadaed all ready and more will follow, keep checking back to see what we got upto last year.
Happy New Year
2014 is upon us, Happy New Year to all!!!
Check out this BBC News article on Comapny Shop http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25264865 We will be supplying the Community Cafe above with furniture when it opens in January. A great idea and we wish them all the best for this new social enterprise project.
Been a busy year and its my mission to get the site updated this month. Should be live by early Jan.
NHS Leadership Academy
Working on an interesting project at the moment for the NHS Leadership Academy in Leeds – Should be an interesting project will keep you posted.
A busy summer
We have a busy summer installing a number of education jobs, a major site update will follow in September to show these latest projects.
London Showroom installation
We are currently installing a custom furnture into a showroom for a paper company in central London – It should be complete next week and we will get some images onto the site.
Milan Furniture Fair
Heading off to Milan for the 2013 Isaloni – Hope to have loads of new products for the site when we get back!!!
Batley Boys School / Dining Furniture
Chris has secured another education project for Oblong – Dining furniture for Batley Boys School will be installed over their Easter Break
Product image galleries
We have just added a few new product sections to the site keep an eye on this section as this is an ongoing process continually update for the next few months.
Working with Andy @ Architecture 519 we are manufacturing custom desks and storage as the practice expands into a second studio.
Chris has secured an order to supply seating to this new academy in Speke, Liverpool. We will be supplying both dining and soft seating.
New Product / Bench for education
We are developing a stacking bench aimed at the education dining market but it should be used anywhere not just in schools. The protoypes are underway and we should have pics soon.
Leeds North CCG
We have secured an order for Leeds North CCG to include custom reception desk and boardroom table alongside various breakout furniture. Once completed we will get some images online.
Happy New Year
So 2013 is here let’s how it is a successful and prosperous one!!
Just a note to say we will be finishing on Friday until the 3rd January.
We hope you all have a great Christmas and look forward to catching up in the New Year!!!
New Project / Greenhead College
Greenhead College case study has been added to the Education section.
New Project / Arc Restaurant & Bar
The refurb of Arc is now live in the case study section
Chris is working on a great project for a large acadeny – fingers crossed we will make it through to the next stage.
My visit to Pedrali went well last week, I am sure we will be working more closely with them in the future.
In Italy today speaking to one of our suppliers – Hope to have some interesting new products when I get back!!!
Create Wakefield /Open for business
The latest Create site in Wakefield opens today we wish the look and hopefully it will be as successful as their other sites. A case study will be online in the next week or so.
It’s the start of our 9th year in business
Believe it or not it’s 8 years since we started Oblong and although the economy has been a bit shaky we have had another reasonable year – lets hope this continues into 2013.
Facebook Page now live
Our Facebook page had problems but should now be online if you want to follow us
Brigshaw High School
Chris has secured another school project to supply our benches and tables for the refurbished dining room at Brighsaw Hig School in Allerton Bywater.
New Case Study / Trio
Case study of Trio added to the leisure section
Create / Wakefield
Another site for Create, this time in Wakefield , is on track to open towards the end of the month. Oblong are pleased to be assoicated with this Social Enterprise as they expand their good work around the region.
New Case Study – Scissett Middle School
Have a look on the site – New case study added for Scissett Middle School in the education section
Education case studies
Follow this link to see the new education section on the website
A busy summer
We have had a great summer with a lot of interesting projects completing – the wweb site has started to be updated so keep an eye on it for the latest news and images
New Project / Subway
We are please to once again be supplying Subway for the latest Subway Cafe on the Isle of Man. Tables and chairs along with lounge furniture will be shipped across for this project
Our suppliers in Europe are grinding to a halt but August will be a busy month for us installing numerous education dinig areas with our tables and chairs. Pics will follow.