Diary of MyWeku Restaurant: Sofas and Chairs, the defining features of a restaurant
While we wait to be given the final go-ahead (building permit) to start the building, the spare downtime has gone into much needed research into crockery, furniture, kitchen equipment, lighting, flooring, solar energy (even bio fuel – still not sure what that entails 🙂 . Apparently it involves using faecal matter or was it used cooking oil to generate energy? Perhaps both), settling on décor theme, music system etc. In a way the slow paced bureaucratic nature of getting a commercial building permit in Ghana has been a blessing as more time than perhaps would have been allocated has gone into detailed research, meetings and consultations into exploring options of what to buy to kit the restaurant out.
After what seems like an eternity (several weeks) a half victory has been won on the furniture front. Half victory as the search for the chairs of our choice still goes on but, we have now settled on sofas.
The criteria for the sofa type was simple. It had to be in keeping with the décor in terms of colour, material (leather) and general design and style. It had to be of good and classy quality with incredibly high rating on the comfortability factor. A big part of MyWeku Restaurant’s theme is to integrate an open lounge area that punters can relax in and cool comfortable sofas are an integral element in this. The classy Chesterfield in mocha impressed most and will be what adorns the open lounge and waiting areas of the restaurant.
The search for chairs, however, continues. Even though the carver chair is on the list as number one, these have been difficult to find in the sort of quality required.
Carver Chair types:
Carver chairs by the way are primarily constructed in wood and make excellent dining chairs. Contemporary versions come with a leather seat padding to make seating in them more comfortable. The story goes that carver chairs were originally designed for the head of the table and so named as the head of the table had the responsibility for carving the meat.
If you or know anyone else who may be able to flog (or make) us a few of these at a reasonable price, please do get in touch with us. Your help will be appreciated.
In the meantime the search for chairs continues……..