The Original Director's Chair - Since 1892
Welcome to GoldMedalChairs.com - home of "The Original Director's Chair," an award winning design since 1892. Though our designs are often imitated, our quality is unmatched. For over a century, Gold Medal has been the only choice for quality casual seating.
A Commitment to Quality
Our tradition of quality dates back to the end of the 19th Century, when we were honored at the World's Fair Columbian Exposition in Chicago for Excellence in Casual Furniture Design. Though the machinery used to manufacture our chairs has changed through the years, our commitment to quality has never wavered. Our chairs are strength tested past 600 lbs, more than double the weight imported chairs begin to fail. Mortise and tenon joinery, select grade American hardwoods, and quality hardware ensure years of trouble free use. We regularly receive requests for replacement fabric for chairs made in the early 20th century.
A Commitment to the Environment
All of our Directors Chairs are made from Appalachian Beech Hardwoods from managed forests, locally harvested and locally machined. Local sourcing of raw materials and domestic manufacturing reduces the carbon footprint from transportation. We use low-VOC finishes, applied through a submersion finishing process to reduce airborne finish particles. We capture all sawdust inside the building. How safe are our manufacturing and finishing processes? Our facility is directly across the street from the local hospital.
A Commitment to our Customers
We offer quick shipping times, affordable prices, a variety of finish and canvas colors, as well as the widest array of customization options in the industry. We listen to customer feedback to make continuous improvements to our products and to expand our product and service offerings. Your feedback has led to the addition of script bags; ThermoFilm and PhotoFilm customization options; powder coating on our hardware; and our Commercial Series Director's Chairs. Please keep sending your feedback. We listen to you! Customer satisfaction is always our number one goal.