Products in Play: Eldr+Rime, Wauwatosa, Wis.
Opened in August as part of a new addition to the Renaissance Milwaukee West Hotel, Eldr+Rime infuses contemporary American dining with distinctly Scandinavian flavors both on its menu and in its design. It’s a concept intended to resonate with hotel guests and locals alike, particularly given Wisconsin’s rich Scandinavian heritage and a dearth of Scandinavian-inspired dining options in the region, according to Executive Chef Gary Baca.
Translated loosely from old Nordic as Fire+Ice, Eldr+Rime highlights grilling and roasting over live fire in its open kitchen and offers a selection of iced raw-bar seafoods. Its largely open layout includes the main dining room, generous U-shaped bar, two private dining rooms and a patio with fire feature. As for aesthetics, Eldr+Rime offers a blend of rustic and modern, muted and bright. “What we love about Scandinavian design is its purity but also the culture behind it of creating strong and inviting communal spaces,” says Dara Jenthanomma, associate at Simeon Deary Design Group. “Finishes and furnishings were selected and layered to provide a feeling of warmth, comfort and coziness but with a Scandinavian sensibility.”
“For seating, we wanted modern, Danish style with some rustic charm. For the overall palette of the furniture we were really driven by Hans Wegner’s famous wishbone chair,” Jenthanomma says. “It’s a very simple, pure chair that reflects the designer’s deep respect for the wood and its own characteristics. Given budget limitations we couldn’t get that exact chair, but we found several Danish furniture companies with similar hospitality-grade products to select from. We used a variety of light wood tones for both the chairs and the simple, natural tabletops that would stand out against the darker architectural shell.”
Alison Nesting chairs from MTS Seating feature upholstered inner and outer backs for seamless contours and MTS COMFORTweb seats. Strong, low-maintenance extruded aluminum alloy frames come in standard brushed aluminum powder coat finishes and colors, and include clear floor glides. The chairs are available in a wide range of textiles and COM. They stack eight high and come with a 12-year structural frame warranty.
Scout Seating Collection
The handcrafted Scout seating collection from Edgework Creative offers a clean, crisp look thanks to its steel base and natural yet refined wood seat and back. Select a custom combination from several available metal finish and wood options, including ash, white oak and walnut. The collection includes dining-, counter- and bar-height chairs.
FLAT Tech’s new height-adjustable table bases raise or lower with the press of a lever. Operators can adjust a table’s height instantly to accommodate guests with accessibility requirements and easily set up functions or dining-room layouts for which different table heights are required by combining dining-, counter- and bar-height table options in one flexible base. The height-adjustable tables also automatically stabilize themselves on uneven surfaces, ensuring a wobble-free experience.
FLAT Tech Inc.
Mobile Coffee Cart
Astra’s Rustic Coffee Cart is made to order with choice of NSF-certified SmartStone top and easy-clean laminate wood finish to create the desired look and feel for your mobile coffee business. The cart comes equipped with two heavy-duty locking casters, one open fixed shelf and one adjustable shelf hidden behind the cart’s doors. Cart shown includes optional accessories.
Mobile Order Pickup Shelves
Support increased demand for carryout and mobile ordering with pickup shelves that combine beauty with quality. Crow Works’ shelving units are made with solid American hardwoods and powder-coated steel. Available in 55 possible finish combinations and 4 sizes, the units can be tailored to your space. For extra stability, they’re easily secured to wall and floor.
Minimalist Arm Chairs
With its striking minimalist design, the Ziggy arm chair from Motivo creates a bold statement of contemporary style and art. These stackable (to four high) chairs are available in several finish options: beechwood back and seat, beechwood back and upholstered seat, or upholstered back and seat on a black or white (standard) powder-coated metal frame. Total dimensions measure 21 inches wide by 22 inches deep and 28.5 inches high, with a seat height of 18.5 inches.
Mid-Century, with a Twist
The new Sigsbee seating collection combines classic, mid-century design elements with unexpected and modern upholstery twists, including a nylon buckle attachment. Created in collaboration with American design firm Filter Studio, the chairs feature steam-bent wooden frames with angular legs supporting upholstered seats and back pads. Alongside its traditional yet sophisticated aesthetic, Sigsbee’s design prioritizes comfort and personalization. While the scale is efficient, the proportions are generous and the upholstered pads contour the body. Even in its basic, all-wood variation the chair is ergonomically supportive and comfortable.
Grand Rapids Chair Company
En Pointe Ballerina Chairs
Ballerina, a collection of side chairs, armchairs and barstools, features brass ferrules that create the illusion of being on tippy-toes. Designed by architect Luca de Bona and designer Dario de Meo, Ballerina is a new addition to Bellarosa by Shelby Williams, a curated line featuring artisan designs crafted by celebrated European designers.