We build banquettes for some of the world’s finest organizations, serving an ever-expanding client base with creative seating solutions for the workplace, as well as auditoriums and arenas, airports, education and healthcare environments, restaurants and cafes.
“There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.”
Seat, structure, and surround
Banquettes provide a seat for one or many, together with a structure that can define space and create varied forms of enclosure. Martin Brattrud banquettes allow you to create a unique and confortable space to converse or study, work, unwind and dine.
Martin Brattrud has acquired a valuable body of knowledge and expertise, drawing from over 70 years of banquette design and construction. Our standard models are versatile, scalable designs that act as a starting point to develop a product tailored to your practical and aesthetic goals.
The Bristol Collection provides a simple, scalable solution for lobbies, reception areas, cafes and social or collaborative spaces in the office. Offering endless ways to configure a space, Bristol’s neat footprint permits application even in smaller spaces. The cushioned back adds postural support—and invites creative upholstery treatments that bring fresh color, pattern and texture to contemporary settings.
The K-2 collection is comprised of a series of elements that combine in a myriad of ways to fit the space, function and people’s needs. Elevated above the floor on slender metal legs, the cushioned seat is framed by a wood veneer or upholstered surround that suggests a creative mix of materials and finishes to create visual and structural interest.
Drawing upon 30 years as a leader in the design of high quality banquettes, Martin Brattrud is able to address any design challenge for upholstered bench seating. The La Moye Collection maximizes planning options, including the ability to run for an almost infinite span. Among its components, La Moye offers a high back option that provides both visual privacy and acoustic protection. Integrated power options keep users connected.
Drawing upon 30 years as a leader in the design of high quality banquettes, Martin Brattrud is able to solve any design challenge for upholstered bench seating. The La Purisima collection adapts readily to contemporary needs and environments, offering the choice of a straight or curved back for placement along perimeter or in an open collective space. An unobtrusive wood base adds a sense of substance and stability.
Drawing upon 30 years as a leader in the design of high quality banquettes, Martin Brattrud is able to address any design challenge for upholstered bench seating. Defined by sculpted contours and softened edges, the La Jolla Collection offers banquette seating that provides a wide range of versatile components that adapt to any space or user need in corporate, hospitality and other commercial settings.
Drawing upon 30 years as a leader in the design of high quality banquettes, Martin Brattrud is able to solve any design challenge for upholstered bench seating. The La Quinta collection is exceptionally versatile, offering standard size and larger cushions, as well as cushions aligned with dining tables and architectural details. Unobtrusive block legs maintain the clean line of the upholstered base.
Medinah draws new lines in space planning for the open-concept work environment. Shared, private and community spaces all find a home. Two-sided seating defines gathering and work spaces that support a variety of working styles. Three back heights, three arm depths, and 30˚ and 45˚ bends offer the ability to fine-tune an exact degree of privacy. Configure Medinah to be open and free-flowing, private and sheltered, or anywhere in between.
As its name suggests, Monument has a presence that reveals the true power of understatement. Two back heights, an exposed or concealed wood plinth, and right or left facing arms, allow for multiple design configurations. Monument is at home in a reception, lounge or private sitting area, blending with both formal and contemporary settings.
The Reveal Collection expresses an informal, yet exacting, approach to the design of lounge and collaborative work areas. The seating collection includes lounge chairs, ottomans and sofas with low- and mid-backs to promote collaboration, as well as high backs that secure visual privacy. Freestanding tables are available in varying heights, top shapes and sizes, and with a centered or off-set post.
Martin Brattrud offers complete custom capabilities to realize your design concept and meet all project criteria. Supply technical drawings or just a sketch, select a fabric and finish—and we will build a banquette to fit your concept, your space, your purpose.
“Time is one of the few things that can define the quality of an object.”
We can modify any Martin Brattrud model to achieve the look, feel, form and functionality you need. With few constraints, we can alter dimensions, apply fabrics and finishes and adapt the details that add up to a distinctive design aesthetic.
To ensure seated comfort, it is important to consider the application. All Martin Brattrud banquettes are offered with a sit position suitable for dining or with a lower and deeper, more relaxed sit designed for reception, lounge and other applications where conversation predominates.
Mix and match
Our banquettes offer a canvas on which to use a variety of colors, textures and patterns. The surface planes and modularity of banquette components allow for fabrics, leathers and finishes to combine in classic or innovative ways—a bold use of solid color, an unexpected mix of textures or current and classic patterns that lend character to an environment.
Enabling users to stay connected, we can equip banquettes with electrics routed through the structure in a variety of ways. Access to power is built-in at our Martin Brattrud factories prior to installation, thereby simplifying the installation process.
Finishes that match
Martin Brattrud works in partnership with millworkers to achieve an exact match between our products and wood finishes either in place or specified to be used by the project designer or architect. We make sure that our installation contributes to a consistent and unified look.
“Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind.”
Accurate technical drawings are essential to how well the finished product succeeds. Martin Brattrud, together with the client, must review and approve all drawings prior to manufacture, making sure that the design arrived at meets all criteria—and there are no surprises when the banquette is built and ready to install.
Martin Brattrud purchases materials of the highest quality from reliable and respected sources, choosing only those products that will yield a furniture product of superior beauty, comfort and durability.
While few companies employ handcraft techniques today, Martin Brattrud continues to cut fabrics by hand, matching patterns and creating a mark of unmistakable quality. Our attention to such details has truly set Martin Brattrud apart in the furniture industry.
We make furniture to be useful today and tomorrow. Our banquettes can be built as components, allowing for repair or replacement of a seat cushion or other element, while maintaining the integrity of the whole—preserving the look and functionality of the installation over time.
In some ways, our manufacturing methods have not changed much in 70 years. While others boast vertical integration, Martin Brattrud continues to directly own nearly every aspect of our manufacturing.
Our location in Southern California allows us to hire expert craftspeople and an experienced operations team that guides our manufacturing practices to assure quality and contain costs.
“Make a customer, not a sale.”
A perfect fit
Martin Brattrud works with clients at every step from product design to the details of final installation. Our team is dedicated to prompt, timely delivery and a smooth installation process carried out with skill and precision.
Longevity is standard
Martin Brattrud products are built for a long life. We stand behind every product we make with a competitive and comprehensive warranty.