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We are proud to have had the opportunity to work with leading UK independent school, Hampton School, West London to provide stacking and linking chairs for use in their campus

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About the client

Located in a highly desirable corner of South West London, Hampton School is situated on a beautiful 28-acre green field site.

A continuous development and investment programme ensures that the School’s buildings and grounds are maintained to the highest standards ensuring our pupils enjoy the use of first-class facilities, including a state-of-the-art 3G all-weather sports ground, large multi-purpose sports hall and a professional standard Performing Arts theatre, The Hammond Theatre.

Generous teaching resources enhance lessons and students have access to a fully-equipped library, and specialist facilities for Art, Science, Technology and Languages.

The School has outstanding ICT facilities and is proud to be one of the leaders in this field in the independent education sector. Students have access to networked computers throughout the School, including those in three dedicated IT Suites, two Design Technology workshops, and three Science Labs, allowing the boys to access their work anywhere on the School site.

The decision making process

Chart Area Seating were delighted to be involved with Hampton School from an early stage and worked closely with the school's team to assist the decision making process with quick responses to their queries. The nature of the enquiry evolved over the course of our discussions - initially the school was considering acquiring 450 new chairs to serve one of their performance areas and ultimately this requirement grew and when the school saw the CAS_CAS_CURV chair with the 'quick-link' rod-steel floor-link device in oak veneer they decided to proceed with purchasing a total quantity of 900 which are used in the school's impressive Main Hall as well as adjacent areas.

Key factors

The school had a requirement to procure versatile chairs which reflected the school's principles of offering excellence in education in an unpretentious environment. It was also important to the school to feel the chairs would serve the school for a significant period of time and they were reassured by the quality of materials and construction evident in the CAS_CAS_CURV chair.

Hampton School required a chair that would offer user comfort for extended periods of time as the chairs are used in a wide-range of events including daily assemblies, prize-giving ceremonies and parent presentations. Due to the volume of chairs involved a high-density stacking ability and robust construction were also crucial.

Furthermore the school's Building Services team required a chair that could be linked and seperated quickly to allow them to meet the frequent demands of setting-out and clearing the chairs from the multi-use space.

The school selected the CAS_CAS_CURV chair in elegant oak veneer was selected for its comfort, quality and high-density stacking capability. Working closely with the school's Building Services Team we coordinated the delivery outside of term time to ensure a more straightforward installation process.

CAS summary: "It was a privilege to have the opportunity to work with the team at Hampton School and really satisfying to help them to find the right seating answer as we were aware they had been looking for a considerable period of time as it was a significant budgetary commitment.

By selecting the CAS_CAS_CURV - in our opinion the 'gold-standard' of high-density stacking linking chairs - in this high-quality contract standard chair Hampton School has procured a chair which will serve the school well for many years to come and provide a comfortable sitting experience for the wide range of visitors, delegates, parents and pupils who visit and use this fantastic education facility."

Learn more about Hampton School here


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Hampton School, West London


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Product features:

Similar comfort to CAS_CAS_CURV
Convenient handle cut-out to backrest
Padded and upholstered seat and back option for enhanced comfort
Lower price-point than CAS_CAS_CURV

OK, so what's the downside...?

The CAS_CAS_CARV chair doesn't stack quite as high as the CAS_CAS_CURV so if storage space is limited the CAS_CAS_CURV might give you the space efficient storage you need

Also, the joint welds are not quite as elegant as on the CAS_CAS_CURV - this is a small detail that you might not even notice but we always want to tell you what to look out for!

Learn more about the CAS_CAS_CARV stacking linking chair here




Product features:

Great value stacking and linking chair
Lightweight and easy to move
Padded and upholstered seat and back option for enhanced comfort
Polypropylene version stacks 45 high on a transport dolly

OK, so what's the downside...?

Stacking ability is reduced significantly if the chair is specified with upholstered seat and back pads, dropping to 15 high on a transport dolly

Some clients have fed back that they felt the chair really benefited from the upholstered pad so if you anticipate the chair being used for extended periods maybe consider this option to ensure the comfort level is as high as you need

Learn more about the CAS_LEY_iLI stacking linking chair here



Product features:

Designed to promote good posture and provide exceptional comfort
Complies with BS EN 1729 Parts 1 & 2 for dimensions, strength and stability
Can be stacked to 12 high for convenient storage and transport
Durable, stain resistant and 100% recyclable
Available in a range of vibrant colours
Upholstered seat available for added comfort and aesthetics

OK, so what's the downside...?

Hmmm, hard to think of anything significant which counts against this chair based on the price-point - if you are looking for a cost-effective chair which still offers a level of ergonomic design and can be specified in a wide range of colours this is a fantastic option.

In terms of aesthetic think playful rather than sophisticated and if that fits your requirement it's a great choice.

Learn more about the CAS_KIU_POS here CAS_KIU_POS



Product features:

An amazing chair!
The innovative and ground-breaking design includes an integrated linking device which facilitates fast setting-out with no loose linking components
Three shell shapes give a choice of aesthetic and a range of materials allow you to choose between timber seat shell, partly or fully-upholstered, polypropylene and laminate

OK, so what's the downside...?

The linking method only allows setting-out in one direction so you can only create and seperate a row from one side - not a biggy but something to bear in mind

It also doesn't stack as high as the other chairs - 12 high on a transport dolly

Learn more about the CAS_CAS_LYN stacking linking chair here

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At the core of our approach to client service is the aim of acting with integrity and courtesy throughout our relationship with you, our client. We call it the CAS VIP service and you can read more about it here.

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