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.

Finished project for Leeds-based production company

A great project to work on for www.theotherplanet.co.uk – you can see the full case study here.

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New acoustic product section now live

And its anything but boring! Check it out here.

 

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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.
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Have you thought about your interior acoustics?

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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!

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Ok so we like chairs!

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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

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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

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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.

 

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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.

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New bar case study now live!

Full case study of the new Manahatta Bar in Leeds is now live, click here to view.

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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.

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Sourcing granite from Brazil

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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

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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

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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.

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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
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Flagship restaurant complete

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After the first was such a success we were super exited to provide the furniture scheme for the Orange Fish flagship location in St Helens. You can see the full case study here.

More seating for Pride & Produce client

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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

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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.

 

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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!

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This case study’s a biggy – literally!
Check it out here.

Milan Furniture Fair is getting closer

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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

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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

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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

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Check out our products section for more.

Corporate but cool

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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.

Carpet tests

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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

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To see the full project go here.

New chair designs just added!

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You can check them out in our product section here.

New soft seating for Leeds General Infirmary

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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

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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.

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An interior with a lot of Bark & Bite

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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

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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

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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

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Just some reasons I love it:
1. Comfy
2. Supportive
3. Fully adjustable
4. Looks the part
5. Huge colour choices

Reigning Petanque Champions

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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!

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…our designer is on it! Keep an eye out for these.

The School Chair

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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

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New interior project on the go for one of our healthcare clients including some super comfy soft seating.

Contemporary acoustic wall panels

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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

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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

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‘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!

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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!

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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

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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!

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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

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Another shot from this years Milan Furniture Expo, tons of inspiration work on show.

Custom desk design – sneak shot

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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

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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!

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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.

New office scheme in development

We’re planning a new scheme, and this time for our own office space! Updates to follow in the next couple of weeks. #officefurniture #wip

New products coming soon…

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Exciting new furniture! Keep an eye out for new product additions to our website over the next few weeks.

Robin Day chairs added to our product section

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We are pleased to be working with Loft, this Leeds-based manufacturer. We love this iconic British design by Robing Day.

A cross section of chairs that we supply can be found in our products section here, but for more insight into what we can supply get in touch at info@oblongfurniture.co.uk.

New sofas delivered for this breakout space for one of our local clients

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#AprilFools

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We brightened up this little space at the University of Law in Manchester

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Two new case studies now live!

We’ve recently updated our website with two new case studies, one for Banyan Bar & Restaurant Manchester and the other for Blum UK. Take a look!

Restaurant Furniture / Banyan Manchester

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View full case study.

Breakout Space Furniture / Blum

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View full case study.

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

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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.

Christmas Shutdown

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.

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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.

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Banyan Manchester

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.

Reception Desk LSH

A reception desk installed in the offices of LSH in Leeds last week. A full case study will follow soon.

 

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Media Wall and Lounge Furniture

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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.

Blackjack Stools

A custom stool we manufacture for Napoleans Casino’s.  A bit different to the norm for us but it does show what we can turn our hand to.

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Student Kitchen Furniture

Our visual of the kitchen social spaces we have just designed for Storthes Hall student accommodation. All items are now in production for an end August installation.

 

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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

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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.

Christmas Closure

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.

Recent project review

A review of Manahatta in Leeds from the evening post showing a few pics of the furniture we supplied.

 

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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.

Update

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.

Factory visit

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.

Bedroom Furniture

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.

Reception scheme

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.

Website Update

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!!!

Company Shop

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.

Web Update

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.

New Product / Square High Sofa

Check out the new higher backed version of the square sofa which is now in production.

Architecture 519

Working with Andy @ Architecture 519 we are manufacturing custom desks and storage as the practice expands  into a second studio.

ESLA

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.

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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!!

Christmas Closure

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

Academy project

Chris is working on a great project for a large acadeny – fingers crossed we will make it through to the next stage.

Pedrali

My visit to Pedrali went well last week, I am sure we will be working more closely with them in the future.

Factory Visit

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

http://www.oblongfurniture.co.uk/case-studies/education-furniture-dining-classroom

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

Enea

Enea do not close for August which means if you have an urgent projects then chairs such as Lotus pictured are unaffected by the shutdown period

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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

Factory shutdown

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.

Fantastic Terrace Furniture

A sneak preview on the blog page of the fantastic terrace furniture we installed yesterday at Arc in Leeds. A full detailed case study of this site will follow.

Arc Bar / Headingley / Leeds

Another busy week ahead with an install at the refurbished Arc including a fantastic new roof terrace with both custom and standard tables,chairs and stools. Opening Thursday at 5pm it is definitely going to be worth checking out!!!

Owlerton Stadium – Sheffield

Having supplied the Paddock Bar furniture 6 years ago Oblong are please to have been succesful in securing the order for extra furniture for the extended bar which opens in early October.

Education Projects

We are pleased to have secured a number of education project for summer installation.  These mainly comprise of tables and chairs for school dining areas.  Images will follow but they show how we can improve the look of these areas through specifying design led tables and chairs.

New Case Study / University of Manchester

A recent project showing an eclictic mix of tables and chairs supplied to the new cafe – See case study section for images.

Napoleons Casino – Hull

We are pleased to continue our work with A&S Leisure and to have supplied extra furniture for their casino in Hull.

Education Case Studies

We have recatgorised the site to include an education section. Chris has joined the team to advance our work in this area.

Web site update

Finally we have started on updating the site to include our more recent projects – Over the next few weeks many more case studies will be added.

TLG Reception

Later this week the reception desk will be installed at TLG in Bradford. Along with a custom feature light the desk should finish of the new atrium and is an example of what we can do for our corporate clients.

Colliers Cup

Oblong will again compete in this years Colliers Cup to support St Gemma’s Hospice. I am sure competition will be as tough as last year but we will see how it goes?

Manchester University Student Union

On 1st June we will be installing an eclectic mix of furniture in the new cafe at UMSU. Should look great will get pics uploaded as soon as we can.

Trio Restaurant – Leeds

Having originally furnished this North Leeds Bar/Restaurant 10 years ago we are pleased to be supplying all of the furniture for there refurb in June.

Education

Furniture for education is an area we are going to actively work on. We have a new member of the team joining us with a wealth of experience in the education and contract catering market. Watch this space for more info…

An update

I have been a bit slack updating the blog recently but over the next few weeks we will get some of the projects up on the site that have been keeping us so busy!

VTR Manchester

A full interior package for post production tv company VTR will be installed this week including, desking, reception and meeting room furniture. Images will follow.

Furniture for education

More information will follow but we are working on being much more active in the education sector using our knowledge of the furniture market and bringing in a new person to the team with masses of experience in that area.

A busy time

Sorry that we have been a bit slack updating the site but we have been very busy recently. As soon as it calms down we will get some new projects onto the site and hopefully you will think they were worth the wait!,

Hotel Project completed

We have bespoke bed room chairs into the new extension of the Crowne Plaza in Shoreditch.  Project not quuite complete but when it is we will get some images onto the sit.

Childrens soft play

Although we can not reveal details yet we have secured an order to furnish the cafe in what will be the countries biggest soft play centre for children.  More details to folllow…

Create

Create are expanding their operations into Manchester and we are working with the to launch a new cafe in April we wish them luck with this latest venture.  Keep an eye on the blog for more details.

Hotel Furniture

This week will see us install loose furntiure into the Crowne Plaza otel in Shoreditch.  We will try and get some images on the site as soon as we can.

VTR – Manchester

VTR North are opeing an office in Manchester and we are very pleased to be furnishing their new office with both standard and custom furniture.