NeoCon 2019: Looking for stacking chairs that are lightweight but robust? Arper’s colorful chairs offer upholstery, writing tablet and linking system options

by Brianna Crandall — July 1, 2019 — Among other product introductions at this month’s NeoCon contract furnishings show, Italy-based furniture designer and manufacturer Arper introduced the lightweight but robust Stacy collection of stackable seminar chairs. Stackable up to 40 chairs on a trolley, the chair can help facilities managers (FMs) make quick layout changes for various needs in a range of facilities.

Arper's Stacy collection of stackable chairs, stacked on a trolley

Stackable up to 40 chairs on a trolley, the Stacy chair can help FMs make quick layout changes for various needs in a range of facilities. Image courtesy Arper

Demonstrating high performance in a quiet gesture, “the stacking chair has grown up,” says Arper. Designed by Lievore Altherr, the Stacy collection is inspired by classical architecture in colors that evoke structural materiality — brick, rust, sandstone, marble, iron — yet it remains visually and physically lightweight. Described as discrete and distinguished, Stacy can lend sophistication to modular seating needs, blending functionality with understated elegance.

The essential form is lightweight at only 5.5 kg (just over 12 pounds), and it is available with or without armrests. For the polypropylene version with no armrests, up to 40 chairs can be stacked on a trolley for ease of transport in provisional and impromptu seating environments such as universities, conference rooms, auditoriums, churches, or public spaces (maximum 25 chairs for all other versions).

3 chairs in Arpers Stacy collection of stackable seminar chairs

The lightweight Stacy chairs come in a variety of base and chair colors and upholstery options, with or without armrests, and with a variety of attachments/accessories. Image courtesy Arper

The sled base is available chromed or painted in four different colors, with or without armrests, and the shell is in polypropylene, with upholstered seat or fully upholstered or fire-retardant plastic finishes. Specifiers can create custom material pairings by combining different seat and backrest finish options: monocolor, colored seat and back, or black seat with a colored back.

Accessory options include a left or right side detachable writing tablet, a linking system, row spacer, numbering system and trolley for stacking, all designed to enhance the Stacy’s functionality, while details such as a comfortable waterfall-shaped seat and gently sloping backrest add a high level of design and comfort to this robustly practical chair.

For more information, visit the Stacy collection product page on the Arper website.