Theatre chair for Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre
by Studio Arne Quinze


Studio Arne Quinze have designed theatre seating for the newly-opened Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre by REX and OMA (see our previous story) in Dallas, USA.

The theatre space is designed to be reconfigured according to the requirements of each performance and the chairs are meant to be easily moved, stored away, grouped together or fixed to the floor - watch a movie here.

Seat numbers are digitally-displayed on a small panel fixed to the metal frame that supports the upholstered chair.

The chairs were produced by Italian design brand Moroso.

More information about the theatre design in our previous story.

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Here's some more information from the designer:


For REX and OMA’s new Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in Dallas, Studio Arne Quinze has exclusively designed a new theatre chair that will be one of the main elements in this revolutionary concept in theatre design. The project is a collaboration between SAQ and Moroso, who takes care of the production of the upholstered seats.

The chairs are designed to be easily removable and offer a simple and efficient storage concept, which allows for maximum space flexibility on the theatre's flat floor. Ganged together or fixed to the floor, various different settings can be created.

Seat numbers are digitally displayed on a small panel below the seating. A rotational and stop mechanism is hidden in the armrest.

Development: SAQ, REX, Moroso, Quinze & Milan
Consultants: Theater Projects Consultants (TPC)

Posted on Friday October 16th 2009 at 1:45 pm by Jasmin Gunkar. Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • Adding these to any theatre would be a designing masterpiece. Added with the fuctionality of storage this is a no brainer for seating. I love these chairs. Thank you for sharing them.

  • Un bel objet. intéressant comme concept.

  • boohboo

    I’m really exited to start seeing more architecture from REX, interesting personality that guy is.

  • tim

    are these available to buy individually?

  • jacobspence

    Originally I very much applauded this design. Certainly they are visually appealing. Especially sitting in the industrial new Wyly Theatre, where this color green is used fantastically. However, upon sitting in this chair for both the Rem Koolhaas lecture on Thursday and the Joshua Prince-Ramos lecture on Friday, I can say that they are not the most comfortable of chairs. In fact, after about 30 minutes, it was hard not to think about the discomfort. Sure the armrests are convenient, but an extra layer of padding would have been nice.

  • jen

    Beautiful to look at and highly funtional…but hopefully you don’t have to sit in them more than an hour. Not comfortable for a long performance.