I tried a new library in San Francisco, out of necessity, and they are not only very new but have the dandiest chairs. The chairs are awesome. It occurred to me that all coffeeshops and public places I frequent have terrible chairs. That is no accident. Hard chairs mean quicker turn-over. I remember Jack Falstaff Restaurant well because they had metal patio chairs in the dining room. Those chairs will very long for sure but not only looked tacky but also MADE people empty them as quickly as they could. No wonder the restaurant is gone.

From: World of Cush-A Discovery Blog