ALTAR Furniture – Unique and Bespoke Contract Furniture for Hotels. ALTAR is a rather unique company on the contract furniture scene. We craft edgy, eye-catching furniture pieces that are meant to bring fun to interiors of the hospitality sector. Our wide range of unique contract furniture includes working pinball coffee tables, giant cassette – shaped tables and seating looking like real guitar amplifiers. Our creative and determined staff is always open for new ideas as well, willing to do bespoke orders according to every customer’s needs.
Fast forward to fun – the ‘Geat Tape’ collection.
This collection is based on the amazingly detailed 1:10 scale copies of compact music cassettes functioning as furniture. Every piece features 130 meters of satin tape, moving reels, hardened OptiWhite glass top covered in shatter-proof film, an impeccable finish and are handmade in Budapest. The colour of the cassette, the tape and the legs, and the design of the label are all fully customizable. Lead time on bespoke orders is 4-6 weeks. With conversion kits available, the function of these tables can be changed from dining table to coffee table or desk. A cost-efficient solution for creative contract furniture needs.
The collection is proving to be a success already, with us preparing a custom order for a Cardiff – based hip-hop café and a shipment going to a Shoreditch – based hotel as well.
The definition of luxury upcycling: The Arcade Resurrection collection.
This line is a case of lavish upcycling. We take vintage pinball tables and give them a new life as luxury furniture. The playfields are cleaned and touched up if needed, then getting used as the core for probably the most awesome coffee tables and cabinets in the world. Some of the tables are fully functional and playable as well, most of them are interactive with moving gadgets and lighting programs included, but all of them are unique and eye-catching. Every piece we make is getting our full, religious attention to detail. These one-of-a-kind pieces of art, used as furniture are being dreamed and put on paper by our owner and designer, Andras Lacfi. While he does the dreaming, our excellent craftsman, an ex-church organ builder, Ernő Balogh realizes them in our workshop.
We grow attached to our creations as well, this is why we want our customers to be extremely satisfied with the product they get. We will spend months searching for the right parts if we have to, to make these pieces utterly amazing.
These amazing tables are ideal for exclusive, high end VIP suites, bars, private clubs and lounges. We also take bespoke orders, according to the theme of the space and need of our customers.
Amplified Living – The Amper collection
Our newest collection is inspired by the amazing world of music. Taking legendary musical equipment as inspiration, we create astonishing tables and seating. So far our main source of influence for these pieces came from different guitar amps, but we have lined up a whole bunch of new ideas to bring a little bit of a rock n’ roll lifestyle to the world of contract furnitures. These high quality, durable edgy pieces are fine choices for music retailers, venues, clubs and bars, etc.
Previous bespoke furniture projects.
Our unique services have been utilized by entertainment companies, interior showrooms, hotels and bars among others. We have manufactured a giant cassette conference table twice the size of our regular ones as ordered by Universal Music Budapest. They have also commissioned us to design an outstanding coffee table for them that resulted in ‘Universal’, a table which resembles to a life-like guitar amplifier.
We have made an epic showroom counter for Budapest-based interior company Rock n’ Roll Interiors, the same firm that we have created our first ever ‘Great Tape’ table for.
We have also been commissioned to create a custom – made coffee table for heavy metal legends Iron Maiden for their Budapest dressing room, and added a special gift box for the band, containing a piece of the infamous Iron Curtain.
Awards, nominations and articles.
ALTAR has already received a lot of positive feedback, despite our relatively short history. The first Star Wars – inspired interactive pinball coffee table of ours went viral days after its release, with magazines and blogs sharing it and writing articles about us on a global scale. Three of our tables, the Star Trek – inspired ‘Shuttle’, the ‘Druid’ and the ‘Droid’ have all won the Bronze level of the prestigious A’Design Award in 2015.
We have been named the most exciting stand at the May Design Series and 100% Design exhibitions in London.
To carry on our momentum, we will be participating in this year’s Hotelympia, Restaurant Interiors and 100% Design shows in London and at Musik Messe Frankfurt. Our ‘Great Tape’ table collection is also a nominee for the annual Hotelympia Innovation Award.