The Original Director's Chair - Since 1892
Since 1892, the Gold Medal Directors Chair has been the standard of style and quality in casual furniture. Through the years, many other companies have tried to emulate the design of the Gold Medal Directors Chair. Some companies have even tried to lay claim to being the first directors chair. However, the Gold Medal Classic Directors Chair remains the standard for directors chair quality and design. The distinctive features of the American-Made Gold Medal Classic series, including the contoured leg design and shaped arm pads, have not changed through 118 years of manufacturing. We regularly receive requests for replacement canvas sets for chairs made in the first half of last century. The Gold Medal Classic Directors Chair is truly a treasured piece of American furniture that has provided comfortable seating for well over a century.
The Lord's Table, Inc. and the Shaffield Brothers

Gold Medal is a division of The Lord's Table, Inc., owned by Gary and Bill Shaffield. Second generation woodworkers, the Shaffields started a woodworking business from their parent's basement while still in high school, performing contract wood finishing. As the business outgrew their parent's basement, they began contract manufacturing director's chairs. As God continued to bless their business with growth, Shaffield Industries' focus shifted to futons. Together they built the From The Source brand into the largest in the futon industry when they sold it in 1994.


Not being able to shake the sawdust out of their shoes, Gary and Bill started The Lord's Table, Inc. and purchased the assets of Gold Medal's director's chair operation. Over the past 15 years they have been dedicated to building Gold Medal it into the strong brand it is today.


Current product lines from The Lord's Table and Gold Medal include director's chairs, folding bars, commercial grade seating, restaurant bar stools, athletic seating, and more. Our chairs are seen in retail stores, schools, restaurants, sidelines, and locker rooms around the world. We welcome your suggestions regarding new products. With in house woodworking, finishing, sewing, customization, and upholstery departments, we have the capability to produce almost any seating product you desire. Our consumer products can be purchased through a network of distributors. Click here to find out more.