Telescope’s World Famous Director Chair
Our Director Chairs are made from the finest quality North American hardwoods, and we refuse to compromise on the quality of our chairs. Each Chair is hand made through a system of shapers and sanders here in our factory. The finish and covers and also manufactured on-site to ensure the best quality
Bar: Height 29.5″ / 750mm
Overall 24″ W x 46″ H 18lbs/8.2kg
Canvas covers are custom dyed with the finest vat dyes available. Arms are shaped and sanded by hand for maximum comfort and smoothness.
The heavy duty shaped legs of the World Famous Chair set it apart from the crowd. Corner bracing on the counter and bar height designs insure long term rigidity of these frames.
Chairs fold compactly, arm assembly folds down flat and packs easily. Available in three seat heights and four frame finishes.
In 1903, the Telescope Cot Bed & Novelty Company in New York City was manufacturing cots and campstools with ‘telescoping’ legs that were popular among the military. For over 100 years Telescope has remained a remarkably successful and self-sufficient family owned business currently managed by the fourth and fifth generation, and headed by Kathy Juckett.
The sawmills remained in Pennsylvania until 1921 when Telescope moved to the lush countryside of Granville, New York. Granville and the surrounding areas not only offered acres of woodlands, but hard working laborers and railroads that allowed the trains to run through the new plant. After the sales and administration moved from New York City in 1932, the entire operation was located in Granville.
Telescope had been making director chairs for years, but in 1953 Telescope invented and patented the award winning Director Chair with replaceable seat covers. A long-time Hollywood staple, that today remains as popular as ever.
Since then Telescope has dominated the director chair supply for the movie industry, a market that only accepts the highest quality products.