Kirwin & Simpson Seating

Portobello

A highly versatile stacking chair with all the qualities and comfort as one of our fixed chairs.

portobello red trans removable theatre seating

Portobello

A highly versatile stacking chair with all the qualities and comfort as one of our fixed chairs.

portobello red trans removable theatre seating

Remove. Stack. & Store

Multi-functional chair for multi-purpose venues

The chairs are designed for multi use auditoria and allow the seating layouts to be changed quickly and efficiently. 

The chairs can be stacked 10-high and have a specially designed ‘barrow’ for one person to safely move them to the storage area. There are several linking bracket variants that allow the chairs to be set out in multiple layouts and to multiple fixing locations.

There are plenty of options on paint finishes and fabrics, along with various back and upholstery styles. This chair is built for maximum comfort and style to fit in the most versatile auditoria. They are formed of a ply back and upholstered inner for maximum lumbar support and comfort without having a bulky back piece.

Robust design

A lightweight design specially made with the most robust, hard-wearing fabrics and finishes.

Stacking chair

Specifically made to stack 10-high with custom-made trolley.

portobello red trans removable theatre seating

freestanding option

Portobello can be used as a freestanding chair or joined together in rows by secure linking brackets at the back.

natural comfort

Much like our fixed auditoria seats, this chair benefits from ProBax Comfort Foam.

What makes a portobello

Key features

best suited for

St. Ann's warehouse, nyc

case example: st. ann's warehouse

removable chairs reimagined

The Portobello was first designed for St Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York.

They tasked us with designing a highly versatile stacking chair that had all the qualities and comfort as one of our fixed chairs. The client could not find anything on the market that fitted their brief so they came to the UK to speak to us.

They wanted a natural, raw industrial look and opted for clear lacquer on the frame to highlight the welding and manufacturing marks.

Portobello in action

some other places we've installed