WHAT IS THE PUB TEST™?

The Pub Test™ is a unique machine designed and built by our team at Identity Furniture to test the durability of chairs for commercial use in hospitality venues.

Chairs in commercial venues are subjected to years of patrons leaning and tipping back, twisting around and dragging back and forth, creating significant stresses. The Pub Test™ has been designed to replicate these forces and condense years of use down to mere minutes.

The Pub Test™ has proven incredibly effective at exposing structural flaws, inferior materials, or poor assembly methods in a range of chairs and stools.

WHY BUILD THE PUB TEST™?

The commercial hospitality environment isn’t kind to chairs.

Patrons lean, tip, twist, kick and drag chairs back and forth under load. Chairs with insufficient design integrity will become structurally unsafe and break after several months of commercial use. 

The Pub Test by Identity Furniture
Broken chair - The Pub Test

WHY DOES IT MATTER?

Low-quality furniture is purchased in an effort to ‘reduce cost’.

When low-quality furniture breaks, patrons are injured and reputations are damaged. Low-quality furniture is not designed to last beyond the warranty period, washing the supplier’s hands from all accountability. The cost of low-quality furniture is far greater in the long run.

We believe chairs should be safe, affordable, and long lasting. We use The Pub Test™ to expose low-quality furniture designs to help develop a range of quality products that you can trust. 

The Pub Test destroying an unsafe chair

WHY DO CHEAP CHAIRS FAIL?

Low-quality chairs fail for the following reasons:

• Inferior design integrity
• Inferior copies from respected brands
• Low-quality timber or steel
• Inadequately glued joints
• Poor welds

Determining whether a chair has structural flaws can be difficult, if not impossible, without a machine like The Pub Test™.

How it Works

The Pub Test™ strains joints with the twisting forces of an oscillating table under a 240kg dead-weight bag, replicating years of heavy commercial use in a matter of minutes. The features of the machine include:

• 240KG Dead Weight Bag
• Winch
• RPM Control Unit
• Oscillation Platform
• Modular Chair Brace
• 20mm Thick Plexi-Glass 

The Pub Test winch
The Pub Test Chair Brace and Oscillation Platform
The Pub Test dead weight bag
The Pub Test RPM control unit

Six Year Structural Guarantee

Chairs that pass the full-testing cycles of The Pub Test™ are awarded an incredible 6-year structural warranty.

Pub Test Approved

WATCH THE PUB TEST™.

The Pub Test™ has tested dozens of chairs from European, Asian, and Australian furniture manufacturers:

PUB TEST™ APPROVED.

The following chairs have passed The Pub Test™ and are provided with an incredible six-year structural guarantee.