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Monobloc chairs in the Philippines:

Seems like every household and every building has this. From footstool to standard size kind of chair you can see one like this. Most usually in cyber cafes, you will also see a kind of this. Well, what is this thing that is being described?

It is the monobloc chair. Since it is lightweight, this is described by one reference as “portable, waterproof, stackable, and easy to clean.” It is so surprising for me to learn that this common chair did not originate its design here but rather in Italy. It is also amazing to note that this kind of chair, though originating in Italy, can now be found across the planet.

Because this kind of chair is common place, this kind of chair (along with the table) can be found virtually anywhere – even in the offices or in public institutions such as multipurpose halls.

Of course, to make an event successful, an organizer/host should make sure there are enough (even extra) tables and chairs for all the guests present. Alas, what the venue has are well, commonplace monobloc chairs.

The question is, may that kind of chair be used for formal (such as wedding reception) occasions? Let us see.

If this chair is described as easy-to-clean, this factor is to be considered. Most especially if the colors of the table and the chairs match, they may be used. All that is needed is a little cleaning for that “more presentable look,” and then lo! The table and chairs are ready for use.

But what if an organizer finds that the set of chairs and tables are “too casual for the event?” Well, the organizer has three options: rent a venue with the appropriate set of chairs and tables, rent a set of tables and chairs appropriate for the occasion, or rent linens to accompany the tables and chairs.

Well, cleaning the available monobloc chairs is the easiest of the options available. Why is the kind of monobloc chairs that important for a specific event?

As what was mentioned in one reference, the monobloc chairs come in many designs. For example, the selene chair looks like more fit for formal occasions than other kinds of monobloc chairs. Meaning, there are monobloc chairs available in the market that are more appropriate for formal occasions and there are those that are more appropriate for casual use.

The chance therefore that is available for those planning to have their space rented for special occasions is for them to be able to buy stacks of chairs with flexible designs so that people will just rent the venue as a package – the place as well as the monobloc chairs and tables as well.

But if the person in charge has limited budget, he or she may opt to borrow from relatives and friends the extra monobloc chairs needed. For as long as the chairs and the tables match and as long as those match the theme of the upcoming event, even if “monobloc chairs are commonplace,” they can still be used for formal ones.