The Gold Medal Furniture Company created the world’s first directors chair in 1892. The next year, their now classic design won the award for excellence in casual furniture design at the 1893 World’s Fair Columbian Expo in Chicago. Today, we see these distinctive chairs all over the sets of Hollywood blockbusters and on television. And, now, they can be seen at your next tradeshow or event! In what sizes are these comfortable chairs available, and which option will work best for you?
Bar Height. The seat height of a bar director chair is typically about 30.25 inches. This works beautifully in a number of applications: for instance, if you have to give a speech or presentation, a taller chair helps you create a more visible presence. At a trade show, it can give your representatives more of a vantage point so they can see the action and keep an eye on the entire exhibit when sitting. Bar height chairs are fun and funky and will appeal to attendees.
Table Height. This is a standard chair size with a seat height of about 18 inches. Use these directors chairs if you need to create a space for people to write, enter information, or demonstrate products, or if you already have a table that you use and don’t want to buy additional furniture. Also, if you plan on using these chairs for other purposes (in your office, at conferences, etc.), the standard height allows you to use them with tables already onsite.
Counter Height. Counter height is typically in between bar and table at around 24 inches. Again, if you have an existing counter or want the hint of greater height without shorter attendees having to struggle into their chairs, these are a great option.
No matter which height you select, you’ll enjoy endless use and a variety of applications – all of which appeal to attendees, vendors, reps, and anyone else who needs to take a load off!