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Welcome to Chart Area Seating: specialists in providing seating solutions for lecture theatre, conference, seminar, training, concourse and waiting area environments

Sustainable and environmentally considered seating design

During product development, the manufacturer strives to reduce its impact on the environment. Responsible use of material and production methods are considered throughout the designing process and are incorporated into our products. The manufacturer has always cooperated with dedicated suppliers and producers. Together they continuously search for new technologies and sustainable materials.

Since 1993, the manufacturer has been ISO 9001 certified. ISO 9001 is an internationally recognized quality-management monitoring system. Almost every supplier with whom the manufacturer cooperates, produces according to the ISO 14001 standards. These standards are used worldwide to introduce and control environmental management systems. Due to the quality regulations and the monitoring systems for our production processes, this furniture is guaranteed to be durable, sustainable and of excellent quality.


The wood used in these products is PEFC certified. This means that all wood is harvested in sustainable forests. The economical, ecological and social functions of the forests, are at the foundation of this certified system. All the wooden parts can be traced back to their origins. Because of this, we are certain that the forests that supply the wood will still exist in the future.

Lacquering, staining, powder coating and chroming

These wooden products are treated with water based lacquer and stains. No poisonous fumes are released during processing, therefore the lacquers are less harmful to both people and the environment. Wooden products can be treated with an optional fire retardant lacquer. When treated, the products are in accordance with European fire safety guidelines.
The powder coating used does not contain toxic substances or components that hold heavy metals. During the production process, the redundant powder is intercepted and re-used in the production process.
The chromed metal parts in the products do not decree dangerous chromium VI-alliances. The chroming process is strictly monitored. Production is in compliance with NEN-EN 7089 policy.


The manufacturer only uses panels that are in accordance with the E1 European quality guidelines. According to these guidelines, Formaldehyde-emissions during the usage of the panels, may not exceed 8 gr. Per 100gr. dry panel-material.

Textile and foam

All the furniture can be upholstered with recycled, compostable or climate neutral fabrics.

Chairs can be upholstered with fabrics and CM HR foam which meet the standards of the European regulations concerning construction and fire safety principles. Both the fabric and foam comply with the strict guidelines concerning quality classes B1 (M1)

The processed CM HR foam does not contain CFC’s








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Chart Area Seating - specialists in lecture theatre seating, high-density seating for conference, seminar and lecture facilities, function rooms and banqueting

At Chart Area Seating we specialise in the specification, supply and delivery of system seating solutions including high-density stacking chairs, tip-up and fixed seating for auditoria and lecture theatres, beam and pedestal mounted seating, home cinema seating, courtroom seating, airport, concourse and waiting area seating.

These seating products are used in seminar and conference facilities, in waiting areas and on concourses, in auditoria, theatres and training rooms. Working with some of the best-established and innovative manufacturers we listen to our clients, understand their requirements and propose the right solutions tailor-made to suit their needs.

We provide technical support and product guidance on this specialised product sector to architects and designers, end-users and specifiers.

Lecture Theatre Seating

Lecture Theatre and Auditorium Seating is one of the key areas for Chart Area Seating and we are proud to have installed tip-up and fixed seating in some of the UK's most prestigious academic and corporate institutions working with our clients at every stage of the design, specification and installation process to create superb lecture theatre facilities.

Our portfolio incorporates an extensive range of beam, pedestal and floor mounted seating products which ensures we can propose the best lecture theatre seating solution to match your specific and unique requirements. View our range of lecture theatre seating here and view our gallery of lecture theatre seating products.

We have prepared a guide to planning an effective lecture theatre which is available to read here.

We have also compiled a list of some of the most important elements of an effective lecture theatre seating environment as nominated by those who use them most; students, and this is available to read here.

Visit our references page to view the list of clients we have worked with to create effective lecture theatres.

Court Room Seating Furniture

We are proud to have installed Court Room Seating to over 100 court houses and complexes throughout the UK. Our references page lists some of the courtrooms using seating provided by Chart Area Seating, alternatively please contact us and we will be delighted to send you the full reference list and presentation.