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« on: November 19, 2018, 07:03:29 pm »
Can anybody tell me what this type of chair is called? It is a simple metal frame, leatherette seat and backrest but the backrest can be flipped over so it faces the wrong way.

I have been trying to find out if they are worth selling but don't know what to search the webby stuff for.



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Re: chairs
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2018, 07:29:51 am »
I don't think that the flip over backrest is a feature as such - it's just the way it's made so the backrest swivels slightly to match the sitter's posture.

... and it's probably just a chair - certainly not any of the "classic chairs" that have names



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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2018, 09:17:15 am »
It's very like a visitor's chair in a low-level manager's office. As you move up the totem pole you get fabric covers, then chairs with :o arms.

It looks as if flipping the back-rest would allow stacking, so maybe a so-called conference chair would cover it.

Anyway, try "office guest" or "office visitor".
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« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2018, 06:59:49 pm »
oddly enough I looked for 'visitor chair' on google images a couple of days ago when this query was first placed.  I didn't find anything that looked exactly the same, so it is perhaps an unusual design.    As for value it is all dependant on the make of the chair. Some chairs are worth proper money, (because of the manufacturer or designer), whereas  others (that don't look much different to me) are not worth anything.



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Re: chairs
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2018, 07:25:06 pm »
Perhaps it's an unusual design, but I know I've seen (and sat on) chairs with the same flip-over back. But I don't know what to call them, sorry.
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« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2018, 08:44:44 pm »
Well, the charity shop didn't want them so they have (finally) gone to the tip.

Thanks for the input all.

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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2018, 09:52:30 pm »
I think it's just called "basic chair".  ;D
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Re: chairs
« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2018, 08:54:21 am »
It's a Bauhaus design classic by Walter Gropius, worth a small fortune if you have a set of 4.

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« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2018, 09:57:49 am »
Good job we only had three.