Gallery Chair

Designed by Chris Connell for Schiavello

When the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) engaged Schiavello to develop a chair that was suitable for multipurpose use throughout the gallery, Schiavello sought the expertise of Melbourne-based furniture designer, Chris Connell. The partnership led to the creation of the Gallery Chair, which came to fruition during the 2018 Triennial.

The chair’s vibrant colours, upholstery stitch detail and geometric angles reference the ceiling – aesthetic elements that marry with function to culminate in a gloriously refined chair.




Removable seat jacket extremely durable martindale rub rating of 80,000

High carbon, lightweight steel frame


515W x 568D x 484SH / 836H mm


8-10 weeks


Steel frame and legs comes in a variety of coloured metal powder coats from the Schiavello ColourLab.

Removable, easy to clean polyester blend jacket

Upholstered jacket in Palermo fabric colour 

1114 Natural, 1107 Honey, 1222 Berry, 1211 Ruby, 516 Sea, 511 Shade


10 year


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