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By Canadian Rental Magazine   

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Welcome to our review of some of the new and hot chairs for the 2011 season. Although it’s true that chairs don’t change much in their function (keeping your pants off the ground), styles change on a
regular basis.

Welcome to our review of some of the new and hot chairs for the 2011 season. Although it’s true that chairs don’t change much in their function (keeping your pants off the ground), styles change on a
regular basis.

While many of your customers will be satisfied with a basic chair, others may be more discriminating. Some events require something a little fancier or a lot showier. Weddings in particular seem to bring out the attitude that everything must be “just so.”

Inclusion in this section does not constitute an endorsement of any kind by Canadian Rental Service magazine or its staff. Please take care and exercise due diligence before making any purchases.

Resin Chiavari Chairs – D & K Imports
D & K Imports expanded its product line recently with the introduction of Resin Chiavari Chairs. Initially available in mahogany, black, white, silver, or gold, these chairs feature enhanced structural supports to increase their durability. In addition, a Crystal Chiavari Chair will also be available.


“We have been selling the traditional Wood Chiavari Chairs for the past few years, but our customers have been asking for a Chiavari Chair with greater durability, that required less maintenance and touch-ups,” said Dennis Heathcote, co-president of D & K Imports. “Our new Resin Chiavari Chair meets these needs. Our customers don’t have to worry about these chairs breaking or the wood showing through when the chairs get scratched or bumped.”

D & K Imports’ Resin Chiavari Chairs feature an all-steel frame, covered with a thick resin outer layer that is the base colour of the chair. The chair is then coated with a high gloss acrylic automotive paint that D & K Imports says gives its Resin Chiavari Chairs that great “wow” appeal for weddings and other special events.

D & K Imports Resin Chiavari chairs have also been subjected to the BIFMA (Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association) drop test and will support a 300-pound drop from six inches above the seat. 

The Crystal Chiavari Chair is made of a very strong polycarbonate and allows you to present a “ghost-like” Chiavari Chair at a fraction of the price of the original Philippe Starck Ghost chairs.

Gladiator Resin Chairs – McCourt Manufacturing
Gladiator Resin Chairs from McCourt Manufacturing feature a patented steel reinforced seat and rear legs that will not bend, offering your customers safety and yourself peace of mind. Steel inserts in the legs and seat frame help to increase strength and durability. The Gladiator can be ordered in white in unlimited quantities. Black is also available; however, quantities are subject to availability.

The Gladiator Resin Chairs are constructed of UV stabilized polypropylene and feature a replaceable padded seat. They are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. The chairs feature a unique interlock system for stacking and storage. Gladiators can be stacked up to 25 high for transport, and up to 35 high for storage.

They come with a 10-year limited warranty against manufacturing defects under normal use. McCourt Manufacturing will repair or replace (the customer’s option) any defective chairs at no charge.

DuraMax Pro – Mity Lite
According to Mity-Lite, the DuraMax Pro resin folding chair is perfect for those who want a classic “wedding chair” look, without the maintenance hassles of folding wood chairs. The company says that durable construction ensures safe and stable use, while a proprietary stain-resistant resin makes cleaning and maintenance easy.

Each chair is rated to support over 1,000 pounds, and is designed to blend with existing wood or resin folding chairs to ease replacement schedules. Mity-Lite says the DuraMax Pro maintains a clean look for an extended period with non-stick, stain-resistant finish.

The chairs can be stacked up to 30 chairs high for efficient transportation, or 40 to 50 chairs high for storage. The UV-treated resin eliminates fading and discoloration, and the DuraMax Pro can be used both indoors and outdoors. No sanding or painting is required, and the chairs are available in white or black.

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