Kirwin & Simpson are a fourth generation family business. Based in the UK, we specialise in the design and manufacture of auditorium seating across the globe.
MATCHING THE NEW WITH THE OLD AT LIVERPOOL’S EVERYMAN THEATRE
The new Everyman, designed by architects Haworth Tompkins and consultants Charcoalblue, was to include a new 400-chair theatre with the ability to fully support the Everyman’s diverse programme as well as being a conventional entertainment venue.
As always, the brief was to retain the look, style and character of the original auditorium seating, but bring it up to modern standards of comfort and build in the flexibility and versatility required to meet a wide range of new and exacting requirements.
Because of the need to be able to change the auditorium layout quickly and easily, the chairs conform to a uniform size and footprint, making them fully interchangeable. Even the specially designed high chairs in the back row can be easily moved and re-fixed using a special floor fixing system designed and manufactured by Kirwin & Simpson.
…with that ‘lived in’ look.
One of the more unusual features of the seating in the Everyman Theatre is that the seats were upholstered with the fabric ‘upside down’ to create a more ‘lived in’ look, just one of a number of measures designed to give the auditorium a welcoming but contemporary look and feel.