Our cinema recliners are meticulously designed in Australia to give you the best possible value for money in home cinema seating. Using quality parts from around the world we have designs to suit every taste, and unlimited finish options to give you the only true custom finish to suit your personal style.
We start with the mechanism
All our chairs feature a premium motorized recliner mechanism as their foundation, providing a sturdy base for the chair to be built on. What’s more, they come with our ultra quiet ‘Stealth’ motor, barely audible even in a quiet cinema room. Power recline offers a huge advantage in that the chair stays put at the angle you choose, if you shift your weight the chair wont budge. Our mechanism is designed for cinema usage. As you recline, the entire chair moves forwards allowing it to be placed very close to the back wall. What’s more, the leg rest comes up first and this allows more flexibility in how far back you want to recline, allowing for more comfortable cinema viewing and ensuring your ear height does not change much, allowing for better calibration of your home cinema.
Then we build a quality frame
The frame is perhaps the most important component to provide a long lasting chair. Ours are hand made by skilled carpenters to ensure the best fit and finish, especially important in long rows. Using a solid wood frame will ensure many years of sturdy use. Our consoles are all wood construction and every little detail has been thought through, even to the point where the storage compartment lid uses soft close hinges to stop it from slamming.
Our Pro Series recliners take things to the next level, with commercial grade frames which are much heavier. These offer the ultimate in longevity and are warranted for commercial use.
Next we assemble the seat base
Comfort is really important to us. But so is longevity. Many chairs on the market feel extremely soft when you first sit on them in a showroom… However, try sitting on them for a 2 hour movie, you will find the lack of support comes through over time. Further, super soft chairs typically utilise very thin springs which bend and snap, and low density foams which sag after as little as 6 months use.
With our Standard Series recliners, we have adopted a ‘pocket spring’ seat base, with each coil is in its own enclosure providing ultimate stability across the seat. The pocket springs are sandwiched between two layers of high‐density foam. The whole base is then wrapped in an ultra‐breathable cloth to allow airflow and easy drying for any spills. We take it a step further with our Pro Series recliners, using a multi-gauge high tensile spring system and foam packs in three different settings: soft, medium or firm – your choice at no extra cost.
Of course we don’t stop there, the backrest and headrests are super plush. Several feature dual motor options for perfect positioning of your head to see the screen. The armrests are positioned to allow for support and relaxation. We feel the ultimate test is to watch our client’s expression when they first sit in one of our chairs–almost always a smile from ear to ear.
Fit the best top grain leather or fabrics
We only use top grain leather, no split, no reconstituted, only the best, everywhere you touch. Leather is a great product for a cinema chair with a fantastic texture and softness, as well as being easy to clean. We also have vegan-friendly microfibre leathers available (which in many cases are harder wearing than top grain leather). Of course, we also offer a range of fabric finishes too, especially popular for those living in colder climates providing a more natural warmth as well as a more affordable price. Our fabrics include suede, textured and velvets!
Our flagship finish is the Muirhead range of leathers, found in the worlds highest performance sports cars and first class suits of the worlds top airlines. We deal directly with the tannery in Scotland. These are the best of the best leathers, available in 140 colours. We encourage you to find out more about Muirhead here:
Our stitch-work comes as standard colour-matched to your chairs, but we offer contrast stitching as a no cost option. Some client favorites are red on black (pictured), white on black, and black on white. Just another way you can personalize your chairs.
And finish by allowing you to truly customize the final product
We want these chairs to be all about you. As such we have created a huge list of options to make this possible. For the full list try building your own chairs in our configurator, Manhattan Chair Builder.
Our most popular options are our chiller cup holder with in-seat heating, massage and integrated lighting also, the Crowson motion effects system allowing you to really feel the bass through the chair. But we don’t stop there, we can do fold out beds, ottomans, we have even made dining chairs to match our recliners!