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The Big Chair

Arts & Cultural, Heritage / History

The Big Chair has returned to the Furniture Heritage Plaza in Uptown Martinsville! The new chair, installed in December 2020, is a replica of Bassett Furniture’s 100th Anniversary Big Chair that was once on display.  

The chair is an icon of the Deep Roots 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.

Fast Facts:
Height: 21’ 3”
Weight: 4,400 pounds
Time to Build: 519 man hours
Chair Material: Metal
Style: Grove Park Mission (replica of the original Bassett chair)

We hope you'll stop by to see The Big Chair while visiting any of our Uptown shops. Be sure to tag us in your photos @VisitMartinsville!

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