Portable chairs aren't just General Admission anymore
When many people hear the term "portable folding chair", they probably think of something along the lines of the photo at the lower left – a simple sturdy metal chair, arranged in rows on a flat floor or on risers to create temporary audience seating. Or perhaps a row of sideline chairs for the local basketball team, as you see in the photo below right.
But as portable chairs have evolved to incorporate premium comfort and accessories, customers have begun to use them in ever expanding applications, everything from premium sideline seating to suites, loge boxes, meeting rooms and conferences facilities, anywhere the facility is looking for comfort but also to retain the flexibility to customize the seating to fit specific event requirements. You can see several examples in the photo gallery below.
We recently received a neat case study documenting this trend from Jared DePasquale, Operations Director for the Lakeview Baseball Club in Chicago, IL. We'll let Jared tell the story in his own words:
We purchased 25 of the Hussey interlocking folding chairs for our exclusive Field Level at Lakeview Baseball Club. We had a very specific list of requirements for this section, and the Hussey seats were the ONLY option that met all criteria.
We needed a removable seat so the deck could be power washed, yet needed something more durable and attractive than a folding chair. We also needed to satisfy the Chicago Department of Buildings by creating an area where a guests couldn't "throw a chair off the roof". These seats all interlock making that highly unlikely scenario impossible.
We were able to custom order both color of seat, color of metal, and have our logo printed on these seats, as well as install cupholders. All our guests comment on how comfortable and stylish they are. We couldn't imagine our Field Level without them.
A clever solution (see photos below) and great execution by our local dealer, Carroll Seating Company, to turn Jared's vision into reality. If you're looking for more clever ideas on how to increase your venue's comfort and flexibility, contact your local Clarin by Hussey Seating dealer.