The Academy stacking chair with upholstered seat and back was originally designed for the Duke's Hall at the Royal Academy of Music in London. It has since proven its versatility as an extremely comfortable sanctuary and event-space chair, having been used at St George's Bristol and numerous other notable buildings and places of culture and worship, including Buckingham Palace and Park Avenue Synagogue in New York.
Like all our chairs, the Academy stacking chair is engineered for a 30-50+ year lifespan. All our chairs are also designed to be refurbished, helping to ensure that they can pass from generation to generation for decades. This all helps to ensure that carbon remains locked up for as long as possible.
Made in solid European Oak sourced from sustainable forests and upholstered in the finest Scottish leather as standard, the Academy stacking chair has a straight top rail that enables it to form perfectly straight rows when ganged. This makes it ideal for seminar, performance venues and sanctuaries, where the reading of long runs of chair backs characterise the space.
Designed to link/gang, the Academy stacking chair stacks five (maximum six) chairs high on a Luke Hughes chair dolly, sold separately.
Options include standard and custom stains and felt or LDPE glides. The leather and fabric we supply is CAL117 rated. Clients wishing to select their own material (COM) must specify a commercial grade fabric suitable for upholstery and local fire codes.