About Chairplan

Launched in 1996, Chairplan is a family owned and run business specialising in the design, build and manufacture of chairs, seating and soft furnishings

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Chairplan design and build

Out of the ordinary since 1996, introduction by John Roberts


Design, passion, pioneering and manufacture have been the cornerstones of Chairplan since its launch over twenty years ago.

Working with us you will see that 'change the way you think about seating' is not just a slogan, but a statement of intent.

Chairplan combines style with substance, form with function, design with manufacture. Drawing upon our experience of designing and manufacturing chairs and seating, our office is simple, to provide the best seating solution for your investment.

Behind every chair is the passion of a family run business with a team that takes pride in every single detail from the initial drawings through to the delivered product.


Through our constant worldwide research, pioneering technologies, and our attention to detail, Chairplan is at the cutting edge of the industry. We offer each user more than a simple chair, we align both form and function to create a stylish product with full ergonomic consideration.

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We now offer....46 seating ranges, 220 individual products.
Last year we made and sold over 10,000 chair and seats

UK family run business

Internationally inspired design from our Hertfordshire factory


Chairplan was launched by husband and wife team, John and Chris Roberts in 1996. Over the last 20 years plus they have established Chairplan as one of the leading chair and seating designer and manufacturers in the UK, working with clients across the UK and Europe.

Together with the team, Chairplan have built a reputation for innovative and creative design, working with leading suppliers across both the UK and Europe on high quality products. These relationships ensure that our business delivers products and services to our partners and dealers efficiently and competitively.



Chairplan's team has grown with its success and have worked hard to retain the agile, family-run approach that has made us successful and this is best reflected in that so many of our team has been with us for more than 15 years.

This was further emphasised when John & Chris' daughter, Sarah Roberts, joined the management team in 2011.

Please get in touch if you would like to know more about us and how we work.

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