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The Camelot® banqueting and wedding chair

The Camelot® chair is often referred to as the Chivari or Chiavari chair. This name comes from an attractive chair that originated in Chiavari, Italy. Band International adapted this chair to make it stackable, lightweight, strong and comfortable. We named it the Camelot® chair to make the proposal more interesting to a prospective US distributor called King Arthur. The proposal was never made as the design proved wrong for the US market, hence the similar Derby chair!

The Camelot® chair is arguably today’s most popular wedding and banqueting chair, with enquiries soaring since it featured in the spotlight at the Beckham wedding. The Camelot® chair was designed by Band International and Graham Jones and has featured in countless celebrity magazines and in prestigious venues worldwide such as the National Portrait Gallery, Sydney Opera House, Blenheim Palace to name but a few. Elegant and beautifully carved, the Camelot® or Chivari chair does not look to be the strong and sturdy stacker. Yet, as per all models, this is yet another of Band’s tough banqueting chairs, ready to live up to the stresses and strains of the rental industry. Stackable up to 10 high at a mere 35kg, it offers efficient loading and warehousing for both rental companies and venues. Its unprecedented success has led to an invasion of cheaper imitations, which are made from a different type of wood and less advanced equipment and machinery. Band International uses beech wood, which is renowned for its strength, from sustainably managed forests in Europe. What’s more, the construction of Band chairs ensures optimum strength and durability.

Whilst popular colours include silver, gold, mahogany and natural, the design of the Camelot® or Chivari chair lends itself perfectly to the antique finish and has had huge success in limewash. Band International has now introduced antique gold, silver and copper into its range. In this finish, the Camelot® chair has a distressed look which is virtually maintenance free. Read more about our antique range of wedding chairs.

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If you would like to discuss your own specific requirements and would like more information on our chairs and prices, then call us now on +44 (0) 1983 755 858 or email us at enquiries@band.co.uk


The Camelot®

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Band International Sunnyside, Freshwater, Isle of Wight, PO40 9RU, UK

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