Chairs for Studio
Carla R., Texas
Does anyone have a good suggestion for chairs for a studio? I need to have 12 to 15 chairs at a decent price. What kind do you have, and where did you get them? I can’t spend an arm and a leg.
Terah W., Kansas
Just priced chairs with padded seat and backs for about $15.00 each. Very nice but that can add up quick. I have seen chairs on Craigslist…if you have time to be patient you might just get lucky.
Cate R., Australia
I bought 12 white chairs from Ikea .
‘HERMAN Chair, black IKEA FAMILY Regular price $14.99”
They are stackable in 2 lots to free up your space, looks like they are available in white, black and red. You can get them Ikea on line if there isn’t one close. Another teacher I know has the same and has bought tie on pillow tops for hers as well.
Missy M., Nebraska
I simply purchased a few regular folding chairs at our hardware store Menards for about $8.00 a piece. They are metal and full sized. I have seen some of the plastic ones for around $12.00. I believe they have padded folding chairs for more.
If I had a different studio space, I suppose I would even try a hodge-podge of old mix-matched chairs of different styles mixed with floor pillows and bean bags. That would be very unconventional and maybe the floor seating would lend itself to a more accessible experience of key-pad playing and rhythm exercises.
Jennifer L., California
I use the Ikea Benjamin stools.
Unfortunately, Ikea doesn’t make them anymore, but you might be able to find some used ones. As I recall, when I bought them new, they were around $8 a piece. They’re ideal for a couple of reasons: 1. they’re stackable, 2. kids can’t do that tipping back on the back legs of a chair thing that they love to do when they sit on these.
Hope you can find some used ones on Craig’s List, or maybe another company makes something similar…??? Good luck!
Fiona H., Australia
I bought these – because they fold up for storage, have a padded seat and hold 110kg adult (important consideration!!)… and are black so match my studio theme. Once the padding wears thin, I plan to just ad a tie on cushion to give it a new look in a year or two. My idea is like McDonalds – provide a seat but not too comfy so adults don’t get settled in – they are up and down in the lesson anyway helping their child!!
• Economy Folding Chair $8.98 from Officeworks www.officeworks.com.au
• Padded seat and backrest for comfort
• Attractive Silver and Black Finish
• Folds away for easy storage.
• Weight capacity: 110 Kg
Nicholas M., Vermont
I bought 12 of these in white:
They do a marvelous job.
Sheh-Mae H., Australia
I bought a few of the Herman Chairs for my studio. For plastic chairs, they’re a lot sturdier than most. However, I have old wooden floor boards which are not very even in places so the chairs don’t sit squarely on all four legs unless the weight of an adult is on the seat.
I’m just about to order some thick yoga blocks for the children to sit on, instead of chairs. I’m hoping this would correct some distracting sitting habits such as slouching, swinging feet, chair rocking, etc.
Sue C., Australia
I got these stackable chairs $20 each from Sam’s Warehouse. Now that I use them I would have been better off getting chairs without arms as I could fit more in.
Sheri R., California
I have these chairs from Ikea but unless they have improved the design you’ll want to put some sort of a covering (duct tape would work) over the screw on the bottom side of each seat so when the chairs are stacked the screw doesn’t scratch the chair below. Mine became pretty beat up because of this design flaw.
Elaine F., South Carolina
I used office supply stores and the goodwill.
Original discussion started June 20, 2012