New York University - Bespoke Red Gum Veneer

Hussey Seatway were delighted to recently complete a very bespoke project at New York University, New York, USA.  The university chose a #seatwayTP #retractableseating unit with a Gallery 3 chair.  The chair was upholstered but the base of the seat, the back rest and the fascias were all a custom Red Gum veneer.


With the incredible feature of the wood it looks amazing both open and closed.


BIM arrives at Hussey Seatway

BIM retractable seating

We are delighted to announce the launch of BIM models for our retractable seating systems. Our in house designers have successfully created detailed models for our frontline seating products, both our Integra Chair and Club Bench on TP retractable platforms are available for download via the FASTRACK CAD link on our website, alternatively click here to access directly.

The idea behind BIM modelling is to aid collaborative working and to allow all designers/architects to work using a shared model , we have made our Revit files simple to navigate and easy to configure to meet the exact requirements of the project. The models not only act as a powerful design tool but also enable the end user to visualise the retractable seating in the space, we are excited to undertake new projects using this cutting edge technology.

We are continuing to develop BIM models for our remaining seating products so watch this space…


Instant success for Gallery 3 Chair

The recent introduction of our Gallery 3 chair is proving to be an instant success within the market place. Like its predecessor Gallery 2, the chair has been designed specifically for use with our theatre quality retractable platform systems. The new model features thicker, ergonomic foam on both the seat pan and backrest whilst still maintains its slim, elegant closed profile. The seat supports are now constructed from cast aluminium stanchions, improving both the aesthetics and structural strength of the chair. We have upgraded the gas strut mechanism which is now concealed within the housing of the fold down mechanism, making them less likely to sustain accidental damage. The chair has undergone rigorous safety testing and conforms to both UK and USA standard, Gallery 3 is also available for fixed and flat floor applications.

Recent projects secured with chair include a 300 seat performing arts centre for Holme Grange School, a 290 seat retractable system for the new Metropolitan Police training centre and a 320 seat theatre fit out for Twickenham community centre. 

Please contact us for further information on the product

Seating renovation project off to a great start!


Our extensive seating renovation project at Odyssey Arena is off to a great start! The existing retractable structures and recessed units are being brought up to current safety standards and extensively reconditioned. The old seating will be replaced with Bluecube’s Integra chair - a highly versatile, modern chair offering unrivalled comfort and superior specifications. We are delighted to add this project to our already impressive portfolio of work in the leisure and sports market.

Expanding our 3D modelling capabilities


Our engineering team have been furthering their Autodesk 3D modelling capabilities and are working on the development of an automated engineering system.

Once fully-functional, the automated system will not only offer efficiencies but enhanced capabilities, such as: in-depth diagnostics to resolve conflicts before construction, FEA (finite element analysis) allowing stress calculations to be reviewed, fully rendered design solutions and dynamic simulations showing operation. R&D will be enhanced through the ability to fully evaluate designs before they are built.

The system will also be able to generate all project documentation - manufacturing fabrication drawings, bill of materials, full outputs, parts list, sales drawings, floor loading diagrams etc. Up to 95% of our processes will be able to be automated.

As we continue to move forward with 3D modelling, BIM will also become an integrated part of the design process offering the ability to communicate ideas with integrated visualization tools.

We are excited to be further developing our design aptitude and expertise.

Looking forward to the ABTT Theatre Show


We are looking forward to participating at the ABTT Theatre Show again this year. The show will be held in the West Hall Alexandra Palace on June 24-25. We will be showcasing our theatre seating solutions and will be available to discuss our full range of products. You'll find us at stand D51. See you there!

Looking forward to the Academies Show next week


We are looking forward to participating at the Academies Show next week. The show will be held at the ExCel centre, London on April 29th. We will be showcasing our educational seating solutions and will be available to discuss our full range of products. You'll find us at stand 738. See you there!