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

This is a space where we can share some of the things we learn about chairs and seating in case they can be of any help to you.

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Title: "The brain can only absorb that which the backside can endure…"
Subject: The importance of comfort in chairs and seating in educational and learning spaces


Whether it’s the opera or theatre, the cinema or a seminar we can all relate to those aches and pains as we squirm and shift to try to find a more comfortable position.

And while we’re concentrating on that task we lose focus on the performance or speaker distracted by the pressing need to stop our chair from making us suffer!

Even the most engaging and compelling speaker can find themselves fighting a losing battle to retain their audience’s attention when the chairs and seating are not offering adequate comfort and this problem is particularly damaging when in an educational environment where every minute counts.

At Chart Area Seating we are firmly committed to helping educators with their most vital of jobs. We can’t do the clever stuff like explain the Third Law of Thermal Dynamics or conjugate the Spanish verb ‘to water-ski’ but ask us about ‘waterfall edges’ or a ‘graduated sit’ and watch us go!

And in our little way we know that this can help the clever people pass on what they know to tomorrow’s clever people. Pleasingly, seating and chair manufacturers’ have responded to the challenge of making chairs more comfortable and increasingly factor this in as an inherent element of the design of the stacking and linking seating intended for use in educational environments.

This has led to some fantastic flexible and agile seating products which allow us to tailor the solution to the specific learning space.

Seating products offer key features such as:

• Waterfall seat edges
• Raked back legs to prevent users tipping-back
• Ergonomic seat and back designs
• Optional seat/backrest pads to enhance comfort
• Optional arm rests to assist mobility-impaired users
• Optional writing tablets which can be positioned to provide writing surfaces for both left and right-handed users

If you have a requirement for stacking or linking chairs or seating for an educational / seminar / lecture space and are concerned about your users comfort and would like more information on some of the seating options available to you please get in touch!

Email us at or call us on 01342 326659

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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.