Howe 40/4 Cathedral Chair
The Howe 40/4 chair has decades of proven track record behind it, and so it’s no surprise that it now comes with a 10 year guarantee. Over 8 million have been sold since its inception in 1964, winning a multitude of awards along the way and featuring in numerous museums around the world.
You can now enjoy the opportunity to try the Howe 40/4 chair through Alpha’s excellent service levels and free sample trial offer. The Howe chair combines excellent comfort with manageable weight, all the right options and of course that amazing stacking ability. The Howe 40/4 is regularly specified by architects and designers, with veneer, plastic resin and upholstered versions available. Such a multitude of options lend the chair to a plethora of environments, including but not limited to churches, cathedrals, schools, conference centres, and offices and meeting rooms.
Versions and Options
The Howe 40/4 is available in a range of neutral and bright poly colours, providing an excellent alternative for flexible and multi-use areas, or as additional overflow seating that spends much of its time in storage, at a lower price.
Alternative Veneers and Stains
Dolleys and Storage
The Howe 40/4 chair offers multiple linking types, but we always find that the most popular, and easiest to use is the welded brace link. The brace link allows for straight rows to be set out very quickly and with minimal fuss.
Alternative linking types are available to achieve curved rows – please contact the office for details.
For book storage, there are two options. To maintain the chair’s ability to stack, the book storage needs to be removable and stored separately.
The chrome wire book holder, which also acts as a link while spacing the chairs slightly further provides plenty of storage space. Alternatively, the Alpha universal book holder is compatible with the welded brace link, and stores most books and bibles.
The metal framed Howe 40/4 chair has arm options in all types, usually to match to the seat and back.
The upholstered version of the chair puts the choice in the customer’s hands. The option to choose wooden arms or polyamide arms, in any standard finish, is yours.
The armchairs also stack with each other, with added stacking protection to protect the arms as well as seat and back.
Generally for front-facing layouts, we advise 10% of chairs be fitted with arms.