The Coventry Chair

An iconic mid-century modern church chair design




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An iconic church chair

Originally designed by acclaimed British furniture designer Dick Russell in 1962 for Coventry Cathedral, now re-engineered and revived by Luke Hughes more than 50 years later, the Coventry church chair is a true icon of post-war design and a symbol of revival and longevity.

Stackable, linking and with integral bookshelf our re-engineering of this classic church chair for current-day ergonomics and the latest production techniques offers a fresh take on the classic church chair.

See all 1550 of them in the spectacular Chapel of the Resurrection at Valparaiso University, IN.



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Available in both its original post-war size and in the slightly larger US-specification (as seen at The Chapel of the Resurrection, Valparaiso, IN), the Coventry chair is engineered from European Oak and with solid brass ganging / linking brackets as standard.

Available in clear matt lacquer, a range of 4 standard Luke Hughes stains are available and custom orders can be matched to the client or architect’s control sample. Felt glides are also available as an additional cost option. Request the tear sheet for more information.


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