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Recent Projects: Funeral Home Chairs

Recent Eustis Chair Projects

Recent Eustis Chair projects include delivery of funeral home chairs and updating chairs for a university library. 


Funeral Home Chairs Delivered


Eustis Chair first met the fine people of Dolan Funeral Home at the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) trade show in 2017.  Dolan Funeral Home was interested in new stacking wood chapel chairs. Their older chapel chairs were showing signs of wear and tear. Ultimately, they needed a few years to budget for top quality Eustis Chair products.


They placed an order in late 2020. Dolan Funeral Home purchased 100 Somerset upholstered back stacking chairs 1” wider, 20 with arms. They also ordered 80 side chairs. These chairs were successfully delivered to Dolan Funeral Home this week, despite the crazy weather from Winter Storm Olena.


Updated Chairs Ready for New State of the Art University Library


For this project, Eustis Chair worked with Smith College Library director Chris Loring as well as architect, Michael Cohen with Elkus Manfredi Architects. We first worked with this team in 2006 to build new library and archive chairs. Smith College contacted us in 2008 to order 74 non-stacking Monterey side chairs with leather seats. The college also purchased 24 Fairfield chair. In 2012 Smith College realized they need to create a new library to meet the needs of their future students. The Library knew they still had decades of use remaining in their Eustis Chairs. In fact, they still looked brand new. However, they needed to add arms to some of the previously purchased side chairs. In addition, Smith decided they wanted to refinish the chairs to match the library tables. 


Our team picked up 20 of Smith College’s Monterey library chairs. We added arms and refinished each chair by hand. This ensures the chairs will look great in their new home. The new library was designed by famed architect and artist Maya Lin. It is truly a 21st Century library now.  The new library will open later this month. We know the students, faculty, and staff will enjoy the durable Eustis Chairs for many years to come.

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