Tiny Chairs for Big Business and Productive Philanthropy
Affinity Classics works closely with Business, Development, Fundraising, and Philanthropy Professionals to provide special chairs that are a great way to honor special individuals and reward loyalty. We build full-size, custom chairs to be presented to donors of major gifts. For our clients who purchase our full size chairs, we also make Miniature Chairs that replicate their full-size chairs. We build Miniature Chairs for Donors who prefer Smaller but Equally Elegant Chairs that are also more economical. Not every benefactor, client, retiree, or board member will want a large chair. Some individuals will prefer something that fits on an office desk or shelf in their den.
If your development department, stewardship personnel, or your business seeks unique gift with which to reward donors, persuade major contributors to donate, or compliment a customer, we will work with you to design attractive chairs that only your organization can provide. Miniature College Chairs are an excellent means of honoring principal donors and donors who are mindful of careful stewardship and likely to decline a gift of higher cost. Also, employees and alumni of your business will appreciate a memento of your company or nonprofit.
Why Miniature Chairs
We produce miniature chairs for university advancement, development, and alumni offices. Some universities have approached us in search of miniature college chairs to facilitate fundraising recognition and stewardship. Businesses have requested our Mini Chairs for the purpose of fostering loyalty. Because they may know donors and prospective donors whose contributions may not justify the expense of a full-size chair or the donors may prefer less valuable gifts, these offices have decided to make available small replica chairs that can be displayed on desks and shelves in homes and offices. Also, some individuals of high net worth may not wish to receive full-size chair or they may prefer that their favorite charity conserve donor dollars and avoid premium items such as full-size chairs, preferring that their charity be a conservative steward of donor funds.
Sometimes Less is More
We offer exact models of our Affinity Traditional Captain’s Chair and our Affinity Classic Alumni Chair in four-inch, five-inch, and six-inch miniatures – mini-chairs complete with colorful, exact-replica logos. Currently we offer chairs in black lacquer and a new material named frosted-detailed plastic that appears as frosted glass. Other sizes and other attractive materials and finishes are available. We offer elegant bases in maple wood or cherry wood in dimensions of 5.25″, 6″, and 6.5″ square. Custom bases are also available in marble and granite with sophisticated metal nameplates.
Miniatures: Classic Alumni Chair & Traditional Captain’s Chair
We will design custom miniature chairs upon request, and costs will vary with size, chair material, pedestal material, finish, complexity, and the client’s desired delivery time frame. As is the case of our full-size chairs, our miniature chairs are made in the United States.
Because Miniature College Chairs are four, five, or six inches in height, they are difficult to make and finish. In truth, they are labor intensive and not inexpensive. The majority of the cost is due to the painstaking, manual finishing effort including (1) the installation of logos 9-14mm in height and (2) painting tiny hand stripes with brush by hand. Before logo installation and hand-striping, Mini-Chairs are finished with the same lacquering process as our full-size chairs.
For more information about our Affinity Miniature Chairs with Pricing, please phone us at 866.748.2230.