What's your storage story in casual dining?

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Thomas Russell, July 26, 2018

One of the most noticeable differences between formal and casual or everyday dining is not just the size of the table, but also the size of storage pieces.

In formal dining, or what’s left of the category anyway, storage is mostly seen in the form of large scale china units. These SKUs are almost unheard of in casual dining, but that doesn’t mean the category is void of interesting and functional storage pieces.

In addition to the more commonly seen sideboards and servers, there are also bar units and smaller scale buffet units with open hutches for flatware and other decorative items. Even room dividers can have a place in the dining area, particularly in homes with open floor plans.

At the upcoming Las Vegas Market, Furniture Today will be on the lookout for these and other type conversation pieces in the dining category. But if you aren’t showing at market, we would love to hear about what types of storage units are doing well for your company.

The report runs in the Aug. 20 print edition of Furniture Today. Feel free to drop a note on the subject directly to me at trussell@furnituretoday.com, or simply call 336-605-3815.

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