Personalized Chairs for Colleges and Individuals
- Custom Chairs gives you choice of Six Classic College Chairs and Four Traditional College Chairs
- Wood preference: varieties of Maple, Quarter-sawn Oak, Cherry, Walnut, and others
- Choice of Ohio Certified Stains for Classic College Chairs
- Choice of fine finishes: black lacquer, natural, and semi-gloss
- Traditional College Chairs can be finished in cherry, walnut, and/or black lacquer
- Your preference of Colorful, Official College Logos; install one or more TrueColor Logos™
- Logos available in official colors, screen printing, engraving, or metallic medallion inserts
- Logos reflecting professional schools, activities, marching band, other entities at your institution
- Choice of logos and number of logos
- Choice of fabrics and leather upholstery
- Optional personalized nameplates to include names, dates, and text
Features You May Request in Your Custom Chairs
We start with solid American hardwoods including cherry, maple, white oak, and beautiful quarter-sawn oak. We can also build with elm, hickory, and walnut. Our wood is kiln-dried to 6% moisture to ensure durability and resist cracking and shrinkage in extreme climates. We use no endangered woods and materials. Our most popular wood is maple, but quarter-sawn white oak, cherry, and other woods are available upon request.
We will install logos and other images of your school or organization at a variety of locations on our personalized custom chairs. Images can include your school’s official college seal, college logo, and text. Only Affinity Classics can build your Colorful Images into our collegiate furniture through our TrueColor Logos™ process. Materials are wear-resistant and UV-resistant. We can also install logos with other techniques including engraving, silk-screening, and metallic medallion inserts. TrueColor Logos™ enables us to put real color into our Classic College Logo Chairs; our process is more durable and more colorful than the other processes. Custom logos can be developed at the expense of the customer as a one-time charge but subject to approval by the institution in question.
Some colleges, departments, professional schools, and organizations enjoy traditions of multiple logos and images that can be installed on a single personalized chair. We can install secondary logos on the rear of our chairs as you request, providing that the institution in question will approve that particular combination.
Affinity Classics enjoys a great advantage of working with Amish builders and finishers who are committed to Ohio Certified Stains that ensure identical colors of furniture provided by multiple builders. Our most popular finishes are either Black Lacquer or “clear coat” over OCS Stains. With OCS Stains, we are able to provide university chairs and college furniture that match extremely closely other furniture produced throughout Ohio and neighboring states.
Our North Carolina shop also uses only high-quality stains, coatings, and lacquers from CCI. We use pressurized paint systems to ensure perfect finishes. However, brilliant gold highlights that are integral with Traditional Chairs are painstakingly applied by hand.
Our upholstery shop is one of the finest shops in Ohio Amish country and will ensure attractive, comfortable, and long-lasting seating. We create firm cushions that are professionally covered with durable, high-quality fabrics and leathers that match your school colors according to the institution’s specific Pantone® or PMS colors. Specific PMS colors do not always enjoy a perfect match in fabrics, but we will will find the closest possible match among leading fabric suppliers. Our fabrics are safe and low in emissions. Most fabrics are included at no extra cost; leathers are available at an additional charge.
Personalized Brass Plates
In addition to the logos that Affinity Classics will install in your custom chair, we can further personalize your chairs by attaching brass plates that contain text that is meaningful to the customer.
The general rule is that each plate can hold up to approximately 30 characters in each of 1-4 lines on plates of size 1-2 inches tall and 3-4 inches wide. Our normal price for these plates is $49. Text is merely limited by the space allowed. These large brass plates and more extensive text may require special quotes.
Choose From Ten Styles for your Custom Chairs
Before Affinity Classics entered the college chair market, only one style of college chair or alumni chair was available, regardless of the variety of styles of the homes and offices of our customers. A single style of chair cannot possibly satisfy the needs and tastes of millions of alumni.
Affinity Classics has always believed that Alumni and Friends of Colleges and Universities seek choices. Our Classic College Chairs which are made by Amish Craftsmen are eventual heirlooms, because they are designed and constructed to last for generations. The joinery is engineered in order to ensure that the chairs will last and remain beautiful for many years.
You can design your own custom chairs and personalized chairs. Be aware that certain institutions may not offer all six styles of Classic College Chairs. Some schools may wish to offer all six chair styles while another school may offer only one style. Because offerings may change, please phone us at 866.748.2230.
Affinity Classic Alumni Chair (ACAC)
The Affinity Classic Alumni Chair is our most popular College Chair. The ACAC is the most comfortable hardwood chair made. The expertly sculpted back, elegant Deco arms, and uniquely shaped seat are the keys to its extraordinary comfort. Other college chairs cannot compare because they are made of straight dowels in the traditional Windsor style. Only one manufacturer builds chairs that are similar to the ACAC for commercial offices, and the price of those chairs is equal to three times our price. However, only Affinity Classics’ College Chairs are Amish-made. The Classic Alumni Chair is not only a finely constructed chair but also a great bargain.
Affinity Laureate Chair (ALC)
ALC chairs are Modern College Chairs with French legs and superior upholstery. The ALC was designed to fit contemporary decor of modern offices and homes. It is a comfortable sitting chair with a high back and a colorful, three-inch high logo. Our preferred wood is maple, with a cherry stain, but we are ready to meet your needs regarding finish. We will make an Affinity Laureate Chair to fit well in your favorite room or office. Enjoy a beautiful, modern, upholstered chair that represents your Alma Mater.
Affinity Mission Chair (AMC)
We have designed a modern Mission Chair that is intended to fit well in any contemporary living room or office but comfortable enough to curl up with a good book. The AMC is a premium chair with generous, inside width of 24 inches extra comfort.
Affinity Mission Rocking Chair (AMRC)
Affinity Mission Rocking Chairs are luxurious, comfortable rocking chairs. These stately rocking chairs are substantial – tall, wide, and heavy. The AMRC is available in Brown Maple and Quarter-sawn Oak. The upholstery can include high-quality fabrics in college colors and subdued non-college colors. These are solid, sturdy chairs to be enjoyed for generations.
Affinity Child Rocking Chair (ACRC)
This little child rocking chair is one of the best childrens chairs, made. It is sturdy, strong, heavy, and built to last many generations. You can be assured that it will serve your kids and theirs, as well. This Childrens Chair is available in either Light or Brown Maple or Quarter-sawn Oak. One young lady, upon receiving her ACRC child chair, refused to leave her chair all evening, insisting on enjoying dinner in her new, Affinity Child Rocking Chair. Perfect for most children, ages 1-7.
Affinity Mission High Chair (AMHC)
Our Amish builders build our beautiful, child’s high chair in Mission style that can serve your family for generations. Like the ACRC, the AMHC is available in either Light or Brown Maple or Quarter-sawn Oak. Although, this solid chair will endure any number of accidents and mishaps, it is heavy, sturdy, and stable with a lower center of gravity than lightweight manufactured chairs. Equipped with a three point safety belt (see image) of one-inch black nylon webbing and a single, one-inch side-release buckle, the chair will hold your youngster securely in place. An optional five-point safety harness is available.
Affinity Traditional College Chairs
As with our Classic College Chairs, our four models of Traditional College Chairs are available in different woods and finishes. Other companies offer chairs of a similar style, most are not built in America or, specifically, in the North Carolina tradition. Because of the nature of Windsor-style chair joinery, we are very careful to use the very best techniques, materials, and glues to ensure that your Traditional College Chairs will ensure many years of use and will serve your family as heirlooms for generations. These fine college chairs are hand built and hand painted, individually, with an exceptional level of detail. The sturdiest, most elegant Traditional College Chairs on the market.
All of Our College Chairs Are 100% Made in America