The LH-42 was designed from the outset to be a timeless yet contemporary café chair and bistro chair. The exact form and position of its steam-curved solid oak backrest is the result of a new type of ergonomic modelling developed by and still unique to Luke Hughes. The result is a sublimely comfortable chair ideal for home working, meeting rooms and conference rooms.
When it comes to practicality, the LH-42/01 has a ply seat, stacks up to eight tall and has been tested to withstand the rigours of everyday life in home, commercial and contract furniture environments. Carefully located felt pads prevent the frame of the chair above from touching the ply seat below and it’s these subtle details that are the hallmark of our work.
The LH-42/03, which has a lacquered seat that can be specified in any RAL colour and also stacks up to eight tall, making it possible to match any colour a professional specifier may need.
The LH-42/09 has an upholstered seat, finished in finest Scottish leather. 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.
These seat combinations make the LH-42 an ideal café chair that also works brilliantly as a custom diner chair or meeting chair for restaurants, hotels, events venues and commercial offices.
It has also been used with great success as a bistro chair where flexibility and the need for chairs that stack has been called for.
Like all our chairs, the LH-42 café chair is engineered for a 30-50+ year lifespan. Its solid European Oak frame, sourced from sustainable forests, gives it a potential lifespan measured in decades. It has also been designed to be refurbished, helping to ensure that it can pass from generation to generation. This all helps to ensure that carbon remains locked up for as long as possible.
We manufacture the LH-42 in European Oak because it is tough, wears better than any other timber, and offers the shortest possible distance from forest to mill to workshop. Using European Oak also means the frame of the LH-42 custom bistro chair offers exceptional strength without the need for stretchers.
The LH-42 café chair range comprises three different seat types and five different frame finishes as standard. Technically a standard product, the LH-42 is effectively a completely custom chair thanks to the near limitless array of possible permutations of finish.