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The Essential Guide to Chair Hire

Post by: Luisa Tona
The Essential Guide to Chair Hire

It may seem strange that something as simple as seating can have such an impact on your event, but chairs are so much more than just somewhere to sit your guests. Whether you require a formal reception area or a stylish lounge, we have put together a guide of what you will need to consider when hiring chairs for your event or exhibition. 


It is estimated that the average person spends 60% of their day in a chair. With so much of our time spent seated, it is crucial that we consider how comfortable we are. It is important to establish how long you anticipate your guests to be seated. If you are arranging a dinner, for example, you can expect your guests to be seated for a long period of time and must therefore ensure they are comfortable for its duration. Comfort is also important when arranging a reception area or waiting room as it creates an inviting atmosphere for your guests. Our Leather Lay Chair’s deep cushioning is a great way to ensure your guests are relaxed. It is upholstered to the highest standard to combine comfort and style, adding a touch of tranquillity to your event or exhibition. 


Space is always a huge concern when arranging an event or exhibition. It is important that you consider how much space you have to fill. Hiring bulky chairs in a small space will leave your guests feeling cramped and may restrict your options in terms of adding functions to your event. Likewise, chairs can be a perfect way to fill an area to avoid it looking bare. You will need to look at the floor plan of your venue to decide where is best to place your seating area. Also consider the flow of traffic at your event; will some areas be busier than others? The setup of furniture can help to control the flow of traffic and allows you to section the space. Our Bo Chair is lightweight and stackable to maximise space and make transporting more efficient. Its timeless design adds style to any event and it is suitable to use both indoors and outdoors. 

Who are your clients? 

It is important that you are familiar with the demographic of people who will be attending your event. Children will have very different seating requirements to elderly guests and so it is important to consider who will be using your seating area. You may also want to consider how close you want to seat your guests and whether they require any privacy at the event. If you are organising a corporate event, you will need to organise a meeting space for your guests to sit together. Our Modular Units can be joined together to create a more intimate meeting area and allows you to tailor the seating to your client’s needs. 


Hire chairs are the perfect way to add style to any event or exhibition. The design of your event should reflect your company image, whether you are using the corporate colours or echoing its professional tone. Exhibithire stock an extensive range of chairs, ranging from the delicate White Luna Chair to the striking and distinctive design of the Throne Chair. If you really want to impress your guests, we also have a range of illuminated furniture to add that extra ‘wow’ factor. Not the creative type? Our designers and furniture specialists are on hand to help. 


The best material for your chairs will depend on its function. You will need to consider how durable you need your furniture to be as well as what finish the material provides. If your event is outside, for example, you will need to choose seating that is water resistant. Our Bubble Club Chair is made from batch-dyed polyethylene and survives effortlessly outside. The Bubble range looks perfect in a marquee and is suitable for use at both outdoor and indoor events. We also stock a wide range of specialist chairs to suit your event’s needs, including the fireproof Noah Spider Chair and the light-reflecting Meridiana Chair. As well as hire chairs, Exhibit Hire also stock a comprehensive range of other hire furniture which can be found at 

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