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Charleston study and reading chair by Eustis Chiar built in solid cherry with cushioned seat

May 4, 2017

University of Pittsburgh Law Library

The University of Pittsburgh's Barco Law Library has over 300 wood study and reading chairs that were breaking and need to be replaced. The Law Library staff and students reviewed several competing wood chairs, but select only one. The Charleston was selected for it's "elegance, stability, and comfort, the Charleston held the most votes by library and student staff." We are proud to be building our durable and elegant chairs, which will last for decades to come.

Charleston wooden dining chair with elegant back slat design and cushioned seat comes with a 20 year warranty

February 15, 2016

The New Woodshed Restaurant

The Woodshed Restaurant in Moultonborough, NH, opened in 1979 in a 19th century farmhouse, and was a New England landmark until it burned to the ground in 2014.  The New Woodshed will reopen on April 15, 2016, under ownership of a loyal past customer, G. Arnold Haynes. Haynes relocated an 1810 barn to the original Woodshed property, and chose our Charleston chair to complete the charming New England restaurant interior, created by Samyn-D'Elia Architects of Ashland, NH. 
Charleston wooden library, study and dining chair made by Eustis Chair in our U.S .Factory

January 9, 2016

Eustis Charleston Chair Wins Gold

Eustis Chair is honored to have our Charleston Chair awarded with a Gold Medal by the 2016 Modern Library Awards. The Modern Library Awards are managed by Library Works, who also created the Librarian's Yellow Pages. Their readers are asked to rate products that have been submitted for the awards, and each librarian can only vote on products they have used. Maybe it helped that over 40 libraries have chosen the Charleston chair for their renovation projects. Maybe it also helped that the Charleston chair is engineered with the patented Eustis Joint® and comes with a 20 year warranty.
Eustis Chair's Charleston hardwood library chair with comfortable, durable, sustainable, U.S. construction

April 1, 2012

Skidmore College Chooses Charleston Chair

Architect Michael Cohen of Elkus Manfredi Architects had prior experience with our Charleston chair, and urged his client, Skidmore College, to go with Eustis Chair. While the elegance and 20 year warranty were factors in their decision, the comfort of the Charleston chair was what ultimately tipped the final choice. The Charleston is our most successful chair, installed in 35 libraries around the US, and one in Spain! 

July 19, 2010

Marymount High School Library

Marymount High School chose Eustis Chair for new school library chairs. Los Angeles architects Jeffrey M. Kalban & Associates have experience with Eustis Chair, and recommend our Charleston chair for the Marymount High School library in spite of a budget issue. The school chose to buy our Eustis Joint® chairs over 2 fiscal years, rather than settle for a less elegant chair that would have to be replaced in 10 years.

Charleston chair by Eustis Chair with traditional Schoolhouse design and unmatched durable Eustis Joint construction

August 7, 2009

Eustis Chair Goes to Spain

For the first time ever, Eustis Chair has taken an order for 50 Charleston Chairs going to Spain. While Eustis Chair has no marketing arm in Europe, American employees of the International Institute in Madrid, Spain knew of our great chairs, and recommended them to the Board. The shipping logistics are not easy, but there is no better chair made anywhere in the US or in Europe! 

Charleston library chair with comfortable cushioned seat and wood slat back design, and durable Eustis Joint construction.

November 15, 2006

Maricopa County LIbrary

In three years, the Charleston chair has been chosen by 18 university and public libraries from Maine to California, now including the Maricopa County Library District in Arizona. The Charleston chair's design is timeless, and its comfort is second to none. Combine that with the durability of our patented Eustis Joint®, and you have a real winner! 

Charleston chair with cushioned seat for UCLA Powell Library

July 13, 2006

UCLA Chooses Eustis for Library

UCLA chose Eustis Chair for their phased library chair replacement program. The elegant Powell Library at UCLA has 800 hardwood chairs that have lasted 10 years, but are now falling apart. They chose the elegant and durable Charleston Chair for what they hope will be a phased replacement of all their chairs. The Charleston is made with our patented Eustis Joint®, and carries a 20-year warranty against joint failure.

Charleston hardwood chair with 7 narrow back slats and comfortable curved top back built with durable patented construction, comes with 20 year warranty

February 27, 2006

Bridgewater State Orders Phase-2 Chairs

Bridgewater State College ordered 80 more Charleston chairs for the second phase of their renovation of the Maxwell Library. The 88 Phase-1 chairs were installed last year, and have received rave reviews from students and faculty, and from library staff. 

Charleston chair has classic

August 16, 2005

Santa Cruz Public Libraries' Live Oak Branch

The Santa Cruz Public Libraries in northern California recently selected the Charleston Chair for the renovation of its Live Oak branch. Thirteen libraries in New England, the Southeast, and now the West have chosen this chair for its special combination of elegance, comfort, and unsurpassed durability. 

Charleston chair by Eustis Chair in solid hardwood available with cushioned or wood seat

May 21, 2005

The Sit Test Sells Two More New England Libraries

While the photo at the right gives an indication of the elegance of our Charleston chair, it was the Sit Test that convinced designer Janis Newell to recommend our chair for the Bristol Public Library in Bristol, CT. And when the selection committee for the Parker Memorial Library Dracut, MA, sat in a Charleston chair at the new Sargent Memorial Library in Boxborough, MA, they made the decision the very next day. 

Charleston chair by Eustis Chair in solid hardwood frame and seat built in the USA with our patented durable joinery

March 1, 2005

Bridgewater State Library Chairs

Bridgewater State University issued its purchase order today for 88 Charleston chairs for the first phase of its major Maxwell Library renovation. The Purchasing people at Bridgewater State were very pleased to be able to purchase these elegant and durable chairs through Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium, thus avoiding the many pitfalls of public bidding. View our Academic Library Chair Installations page to see more photos of this and other similar projects.

Charleston library, study and dining chair by Eustis Chair with institutional grade durable hardwood construction

May 25, 2004

Charleston Chair Attracts More Library Buyers

The elegant Charleston Chair, selected in February for a large college library, was installed this week in the elegant new Merrimac Public Library, designed by Amsler Woodhouse MacLean. The Charleston has also been chosen recently for three other libraries: the University of Maine School of Law Garbrecht Law LibraryBoxborough's Sargent Memorial Library, and Darien Public Library in Darien, CT. While buyers are initially drawn to this chair by the elegant simplicity of its design, the durability of its Eustis Joint® construction was most often cited as the deciding factor. 

Charleston wooden library chair with traditional slat back design, institutional grade durability and 20 year warranty

February 27, 2004

Spring Hill College Library

Spring Hill College today ordered 213 Charleston Chairs for their new library, to be completed in early July. Their architect, Shepley Bulfinch recommended this new model from Eustis Chair over 24 competing hardwood chairs. The Charleston is a contemporary interpretation of the classic “schoolhouse” design, but with no stretchers. The simplicity and elegance of this design is made possible by the patented Eustis Joint®. View photos of this library chair installation and other similar projects in our Academic Library Installations page.