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The Big Chair

This Is One Big Chair!
This Is One Big Chair!

Locality: Martinsville City

100 East Church St
Broad Street Parking Lot
Martinsville, VA 24112

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The Big Chair made by Bassett Furniture Industries to celebrate its 100th anniversary is now a major icon you'll see when you visit UpTown Martinsville. This chair, standing over 20 feet tall and weighing approximately 5000 lbs, is a symbol of our furniture heritage and is now a permanent fixture in the UpTown.

The chair is made of solid ash with a boat-like finish. Each of the back two legs has 56 pieces of wood and the seat is made of fiberglass with a decal replicating the actual fabric on the Grove Park Mission chair. The chair is an icon of the "Deep Roots/Legacy" initiative, which is aimed at highlighting unique assets and rich legacies in furniture. This chair serves as a symbol of where we came from and what's still important to us today.

We hope you'll stop by to see The Big Chair while visiting any of our UpTown shops.

Average Cost Per Person: Free

MHC Visitor Center: (276) 632-8006
MHC Office of Tourism: (276) 403-5940


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