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The Cross Campus

Traditional Classroom Chair

Chicago-based architects HBRA reached out to Eustis Chair. HBRA had a vision. They wanted to work with Eustis Chair with to build a custom chair for the Bass/Cross Campus Library. This library is located on the campus of notable Ivy League school, Yale University. Aric Lasher of HBRA shares our passion for well-built, beautiful chairs. In fact, together we designed an elegant chair that matches the Gothic style architecture of the library. We call this chair the Cross Campus.

Do you love Gothic architecture like we do?

The smooth, modest finials at the top draw the eye to the rails of the chair. It is centered by an archway. This mimics the distinctive doorway curvature of Gothic chambers. The back rails of the chair remind us of the elongated windows often seen in Gothic architecture.

The stretchers, which are the horizontal beams near the bottom of the chair also refer back to the distinctive Gothic style. While these stretchers are not necessary for support, we included them to complete the overall look. Finally, no chair is complete without a comfortable seat. 

Our proven construction techniques, using pinned mortise & tenon joinery, will ensure that the chairs endure for decades.


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