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Everybody Loves Directors Chairs

Jul 15, 2008
A directors chair is a lightweight-folding armchair, which usually has a wooden or steel frame and a canvas seat and back. Directors chairs are excellent to use when travelling, attending concerts, barbeques and picnics. Directors chairs are also very handy to have at home when extra seating is required. For a unique twist, directors chairs also make a great promotional item for just about any business.

One of the main advantages of directors chairs is the fact that they are so light;usually around one kilogram and the time to assemble the chair is less than one minute. Another bonus is the compact size when folded down, which makes then ideal to place in the boot of the care and take anywhere.

The average size of a directors chair is 550mm in width and 850mm in height. When not in use directors chairs can easily be folded down and stored, requiring minimal storage space and can be easily stacked for storage.

Directors chairs became very fashionable in the seventies when outdoor concerts required everyone to provide their own seating. Directors chairs became a hit overnight for concert goers due to the fact they were portable, light weight, very quick and easy to assemble and disassemble. Today you will find directors chairs in homes, offices, parks, doctor's surgeries, libraries, schools, and the beach. Directors Chairs are a must for camping and fishing.

Directors chairs come in a wide variety of fabrics, although the sturdiest fabric is canvas. Directors chairs are available in different wood finishes, including walnut, black, white and varnish. The fabric or canvas is also available in many colours and printed designs. The most common colours include royal blue, burgundy, red, white, periwinkle blue, navy blue, Caribbean green, khaki (tan), black, hunter green, and natural.

When purchasing a directors chair as a promotional tool for your business, you need to be aware of a few things to ensure you are purchasing a quality chair that will last many outing and not break the first time you use it.

Always look for a chair with a good solid frame, which will offer support. The most common type of directors chairs come with an x-shaped base, as they are more solid and durable.

Most directors chairs have a canvas back and sling seat, and some directors chairs are designed to allow the replacement of the canvas seating and back. Always look for a chair with this option, to save money in the future. The quality of the canvas is another important factor to remember when purchasing a directors chair.

The traditional directors chair was made of wood. Today many companies are designing directors chairs using polypropylene frames, which are ultra light to carry. Some designs include inserting rip stop nylon, which are lighter, dries quicker and many feel are more comfortable to sit on.

Directors chairs are definitely here to stay with most homes owning at least one, and in many homes each family member has their own directors chair.

Today many people are making fashion statement with directors chairs, by removing the canvas and adding their own personally designed fabric insets. Another way to personalize your directors chair is to paint stencils on the canvas or decorate your chair anyway you wish.

The popularity of directors chairs continues to rise which is evident in homes, work places and many social venues. This is great if you're using a directors chair as a promotional tool, because not only will the original recipient use the chair, but also guests might to, giving your promotional tool maximum exposure!

Directors chairs have brought style and comfort to millions of people, due to the convenience of being so lightweight, portable and affordable.
About the Author
Miles Lovegrove is director of Fluid Branding, the UK's largest supplier of Promotional Directors Chairs and Branded Directors Chairs at www.fluidbranding.com. For Eco Friendly promotional products, including Recycled, Organic and Sustainable items visit www.ecoincentives.com
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