Seating in a dining table
We would like to illustrate the concept of comfort at the table that allows us to define the maximum number of seats depending on the size of the table. This can help in the choice of purchasing a table both for the house or public environments such as bars and restaurants, so the capacity of seats for each table can be optimized, preserving the comfort.
Below we illustrate the criteria by which we calculate the maximum number of seats for a table:
- Space needed for a table companion is about 60 cm
- As reference, the space of a 30 cm pizza plate was considered
- A table base with a central leg was considered
- A chair without armrests with a standard width of about 50 cm was used
It should be remembered that by varying these criteria it is possible that the maximum number of seats may decrease, especially in the case of a table with a 4-legged base with a considerable thickness. Even the choice of a chair with armrests or a large armchair can affect the space available for seats.
Calculate seating for your dining table
An extendable or fixed rectangular table has a short side of a minimum length of 70 cm and a long side that can reach even over 300 cm. For a more comfortable solution it is advisable to have the short side greater than 70 cm, in order to give the table companion on that side the right space for a comfortable seat. Tables with a short side greater than or equal to 90 cm are suitable for placing more glasses, bottles and any serving dishes.
A square table can have a minimum size of 70x70 cm- They are usually used in bars and restaurants and can have a maximum size that can exceed even 140x140 cm. For an optimal seat at the table it is suggested to opt for a minimum side size of 90 cm so that diners have more freedom of movement and there is adequate space for glasses and bottles.
The round table is an ideal solution to have all the table companions in front of each other, facilitating the conversation that can be shared by all participants. The round tables allow a better distribution of the tabe companions around the perimeter, guaranteeing the correct comfort with a suitable space for movement.
An elliptical table or an oval table is characterized by having a long side and a short side without any corner. This feature blends the advantages of a rectangular table and a round table, being able to accommodate many table companions by arranging them on one side to the other, favoring a collective dialogue.
Our customer service is available for any advice on the amount of chairs to accommodate a table. With the assistance of one of our interior designers, you will find the ideal solution for furnishing the dining room with table and chairs.