Open Arm Four-Leg Seating Collections

Open arm four-leg seating collections refer to collections of coordinating chairs, sofas, loveseats, benches, and related products used to furnish office space, lobby, waiting room, or reception area settings. These seating elements are designed with classic four-leg frames, offering ample space underneath for an open-frame style. The design is typically easier to clean around and under in busy, high-traffic settings.


Adjustable-Height Chair: Adjustable-height chairs have integrated gas-lift or pneumatic-lift mechanism that allows the user to adjust seat-height as desired, usually with an easy-reach lever positioned just under the seat.

Arm Chair: Arm chairs are guest seating elements with left and right armrests. The seat and backrest are typically cushioned and upholstered, while the armrests may be padded and upholstered or designed with a more solid feel.

Armless Chair: Armless chairs are guest seating elements with cushioned and upholsterd seats and backrests but no side armrests. Armless chairs may offer optional arms as an enhancement feature, depending on the furniture collection.

Bariatric Guest Chair: A bariatric guest chair is a larger single-user guest chair with cushioned and upholstered seat and back, usually featuring an increased strength or weight capacity that can be double that of the corresponding standard guest chair.

Beam Seating: Beam seating describes individual seating elements fixed to a support beam in a single linear row.

Big & Tall Design: Big & Tall design refers to seating products made with larger cushion and frame sizes, and reinforced for greater strength to support both standard and Big & Tall users with ease.

Chair and Table Beam: Chair and table beam refers to beam seating that has a single stationary frame with chair and table elements that can be positioned in preset spaces along the beam but interchangeable for customized table placement.

Chair and Table Corner Seating: Chair and table corner seating describes an L-shaped connected seat and table layout with two chairs and a connecting table that join to form a 90° angled unit. The table is not a freestanding element but instead requires one chair joined to it at the left and right sides for setup and use.

Chair and Table Row Seating: Chair and table row seating describes beam-style seating elements with at least two chairs and one connecting table with fixed or adjustable positions in the connected row. The table is usually not a freestanding element in this type of seating arrangement.

Circular Base Chair: A circular base chair is a single-person guest chair with a steel tube frame formed into a stylish circular ring-like shape that extends to the chair in an angled single-post design.

Extended Back Motion Chair: The extended-back motion chair design includes a preset torsion bar that allows the backrest to flex approximately 30° or 8½” back for more comfortable resting postures.

Guest Chair: Guest chairs are single-person seats that have durable designs for high-traffic settings and are usually used to furnish waiting rooms, reception areas, lobbies, and office space. The guest chairs come in cushioned, upholstered styles, with and without armrests and other features depending on collection and design.

Lounge Chair: Lounge chair describes a single-user seat with a cushioned and upholstered seat and backrest, typically designed without arms and for relaxed postures. The backrest may be angled or adjustable, depending on chair design.

Loveseat: The loveseat is a two-person sofa-style seating element with cushioned seat and backrest. The seat typically does not feature a seam or divide at the center as seen in a two-seat sofa.

Mobile Bench Seat: Mobile bench seat refers to a backless, cushioned and upholstered, single-user seat with durable frame set on casters.

Mobile Guest Chair: Mobile guest chair refers to a single-user seat with a cushioned seat and backrest, upholstered in a variety of materials, and set in a durable frame with casters for convenient mobility.

Oversize Guest Chair: Oversized guest chairs are designed with generously larger seat, backrest, and frame sizing with increased strength to support standard users and Big & Tall users alike.

Reception Bench: Four-leg reception bench seating elements are designed with an open-leg frame with cushioned and upholstered seat, but no backrest. Benches come in a variety of sizes ranging from single one-seat design and up.

Reception Chair: Four-leg reception chair seating elements are designed with a four-leg open-style frame, cushioned and upholstered seat and backrest, and usually with armrests at the sides of the seat.

Reception Sofa: Reception sofa products with open-style frame can have a four-leg base or multiple sets of legs depending on the sofa frame design. The sofa style includes a cushioned and upholstered seat and backrest, and usually includes armrests at the ends of the seating unit.

Swivel Chair: A swivel chair is a single-user seating element with seat positioned on a frame that accommodates 360° rotation movement.

Tablet Arm Chair: Tablet arm chairs are guest seating designed for a single user with two armrests and a single tablet-style panel attached to the left or right arm for tabletop support. The tablet arm usually flips up, swivels, or pivots out of the way for more comfortable sitting down and standing access to the seat.

2-Seat Sofa: A 2-seat sofa is a two-person seating element with two distinct seats designated by a center-seam or a divide in the two seat cushions. This is in contrast to a two-person loveseat sofa that usually has no divide or distinction between the two seats.

4-Legged Chair: A 4-legged chair is a guest-style seating element with a cushioned and upholstered seat and backrest, set in a frame with four legs for an open-style base.

30° Inside-Face Bench: The 30° inside-facing bench design is a curved seat with cushioned design and upholstery. The backless frame has a bench-like appearance with a subtle C-like curve that can be used with either side facing forward.

30° Inside-Facing Chair: The 30° inside-facing chair is a cushioned and upholstered chair product with a seat and backrest, curved to form a C-like shape with the backrest positioned on the longer curved side.

30° Outside-Facing Chair: The 30° outside-facing chair is a seating element with upholstered, cushioned seat and backrest, built with a frame that curves to form a backwards-style C-shape with the backrest positioned on the shorter curved side, facing the longer curved side.

60° Inside-Facing Bench: The 60° inside-facing bench is a curved, C-shaped backless bench seat with 60° angle that can be used with either the shorter or the longer curved side facing forward.

60° Inside-Facing Loveseat: The 60° inside-facing loveseat is a two-person seating element with curved C-shape featuring a 60° angle with the cushioned and upholstered backrest positioned on the longer side facing the shorter curved side.

60° Outside-Facing Loveseat: The 60° outside-facing loveseat is a two-user seating element with an upholstered and cushioned backrest and seat, curved to a C-shape with a 60° angle. The backrest is placed on the shorter curved side, facing the longer side.


Casters: Casters are wheels that provide mobility on select seating and table furniture. Some models have two casters on the front or back only for tilt and roll movement, while others have four casters for complete mobility with locks on two of the four casters to secure the position as needed.

Center Connecting Table: The center connecting table refers to a non-freestanding and a freestanding table design used to join two lateral seating elements in a linear 180° row. The non-freestanding center-connecting table is designed without a base frame and instead connects to two chairs or seating elements for a fixed configuration.

Coffee Table: Coffee tables with open four-leg frames have traditional-style four-leg designs and generally feature a rectangular tabletop that corresponds to the lengths of the sofa, loveseat, and/or other seating in the collection for easy pairing and balanced furniture arrangements. The coffee table is shorter than café or utility tables, with a comfortable height for accessing while seated.

Corner Connecting Table: The corner-connecting table refers to a freestanding and a non-freestanding table designed to form the 90° angled arrangement in the corner of a room or furniture grouping. The non-freestanding corner-connecting table is made without a support frame and requires two connecting chairs for setup and use.

Corner Table: Corner tables have slightly larger sizes compared to end tables in the matching collection, with a table height comparable to the end table and coffee table heights. The corner table is usually square or nearly square and provides a spacious and versatile table design for the corner of a room or for shared use between two seating elements in a linear or angled arrangement.

Earth-Friendly Cushions: Earth-friendly cushions are offered in a variety of styles, usually with soy-based foam and high-density support.

End Table: The end tables in reception area furniture collections typically correspond in height to the height of the coffee table in the collection, with a square or almost square shape that provides a convenient tabletop surface. The end tables are usually placed at the ends of a row of seating elements, or between seating elements for shared use.

Freestanding Floor Charging Station: A freestanding floor-based charging station is a power-supply unit that offers four Apple device chargers, three micro-USB chargers, and a mini-USB charger for recharging cell phones, mobile devices, and other electronics.

Gas Lift: Gas lift or pneumatic lift refers to a compressed air-style mechanism built within the frame of an adjustable-height seat, activated by an under-seat lever for instant height controls.

Glass Table: Glass table describes steel-based tables in select furniture collections with tempered safety glass tabletops. The glass tabletops may be clear, tinted, frosted, or solid colors such as black glass tabletops.

Ottoman: Ottoman refers to a stool-like seating element that may feature a storage compartment and a reversible upholstered lid with a flat or tray-style under-side design that can double as a tabletop surface.

Panel Back: Panel back describes a fabric-covered panel backrest that provides decorative style, back support, and the additional benefit of sound-absorbing properties for reduced echo and noise.

Portable Powerbase: A portable power base is a mobile charging station with an extension cord for electrical power supply to the nine electrical outlets and six USB ports on the main powerbase panel. The concept is designed for providing convenient recharging support for guests’ or employees’ mobile phones, laptops, tablet, PCs, and other devices.

Sofa Table: Sofa tables are found in select furniture collections with a frame and tabletop that match the other tables in the set, but with a taller height for placing behind a sofa or seating row, or along a wall. Sofa tables are usually more narrow than coffee tables but with similar length.

Tabletop/Wall Charging Station: A tabletop charging station or wall-mounted charging station is a panel-like power-supply unit that accommodates four Apple device chargers, three micro-USB chargers, and a single mini-USB charger for convenient recharging of mobile devices.

30° Wedge Table: The 30° wedge table units are angled, almost triangular tables with height accessible from the coordinating seating elements. The angled shape provides a convenient bend in rows of seating and table elements in a modular collection, with a wider end and a narrower end for positioning as desired.

Construction Materials

Antimicrobial Antibacterial Vinyl Upholstery: Antimicrobial and antibacterial vinyl upholstery is a high quality, easy to clean vinyl upholstery that resists the growth of germs and bacteria. The vinyl is also resistant to dirt buildup for a longer lasting appearance and easier to clean surface.

Bio-Flex Cushions: Bio-Flex cushions are soy-based hybrid foam cushions designed for high-density support and CVC-free for added green benefits.

Button-Tufting: Button-tufting is the use of covered buttons to create a decorative effect in the upholstered cushions. The buttons are sewn into the cushions and pulled tight for a firm, finished result.

Catalyzed Lacquer Finish: Catalyzed lacquer finish is a multi-step topcoat sealing process that applies a catalyzing agent to lacquer for a hard, durable finish that protects wood and wood stain for a lasting appearance.

Double Dowel Joints: Double dowel joints are wood panel joints reinforced by the use of two wood rod dowels for enhanced strength and secure connections.

Double-Stitched Upholstery: Double-stitched upholstery is a reinforcing sewing technique used to prevent seams from ripping with regular use.

Environmentally Friendly Powder-Coat Finish: Environmentally friendly powder-coat finish is a paint finish applied using a dry powder-coat process considered to be more eco-friendly. The paint is cured for a hard, durable finish that usually offers scratch-resistance for lasting protection.

Fire-Retardant Foam: Fire-retardant foam is high-density foam used to make furniture seating and backrest cushions that resist combustion, burning, and flame for enhanced safety.

Fire-Retardant Upholstery: Fire-retardant upholstery is typically fabric upholstery that has been treated to prevent flame, combustion, and burning for improved safety.

Frosted Glass: Frosted glass is translucent tempered glass designed for stylish effect without see-through visibility.

Ganging Bracket Kit: Ganging bracket kit describes an optional metal bracket device that combines two seating and/or table elements in a given collection for a fixed row, group, or cluster arrangement.

Ganging/Grouping Options: Ganging or grouping options refer to the use of brackets or other connecting devices and modular furniture collections that accommodate close, neat arrangements of chairs and tables for customized furniture configurations.

Gray Poly Trim: Gray poly trim is gray plastic framing the waterproof mesh of select indoor/outdoor seating collections. The durable, impact-resistant plastic is easy to clean and maintain.

Hand-Rubbed Finish: Hand-rubbed finish refers to the wood stain applied by hand to solid wood and wood veneer components. The finishing process is typically accomplished in multiple steps or layers for rich, penetrating colors that last.

Hardwood Frame: Hardwood frame describes an internal and/or visible frame of a chair, seating element, table, or related product built of solid wood.

Hardwood Tabletop: Hardwood tabletop indicates the use of a solid wood panel for the tabletop design, as opposed to a wood product panel such as fiberboard, particleboard, plywood, or other wood product.

High-Pressure Laminate/Thermofused Laminate: Thermofused laminate finish and high-pressure laminate finish are durable finishing processes applied using heat and pressure with multiple layers of laminate supporting the visible, durable top laminate surface layer. The finished surface is impact-resistant and typically damage-resistant with stain-resistant, scratch-resistant, and heat-resistant qualities.

Interlocking Steel Components: Interlocking steel components indicate that connections for the furniture assembly are composed of steel to reinforce durable assembly and strength.

Leather Upholstery: Leather upholstery is a genuine leather material used to upholster seating, bench, and coordinating furniture products for a high-quality classic design.

Matching Vinyl Sides and Back: Matching vinyl sides and back refer to the use of leather-like vinyl upholstery used to finish the sides and backs of upholstered cushions while genuine leather upholsters the front facing surface of the cushions. The use of matching vinyl on the sides and backs of select cushions reduces costs and environmental impact of the design and production processes without sacrificing the high quality finished results.

Matrex Seat System: A Matrex seat system is a support structure built inside select chairs and seating elements, using elastic webbing for lasting support.

Melamine Finish: Melamine finish is applied using heat and pressure, similar to laminate finish but with fewer layers. The resulting top surface finish is durable and damage-resistant, typically standing up to scratches, stains, and heat contact.

Multi-Step Finishing Process: A multi-step finishing process most often describes the hand-rubbed wood stain applied to solid wood and wood veneers using several steps or layers to ensure deep penetrating wood stain color.

Open Arms: Open arms are armrests with a basic frame-style design that leave an opening underneath.

Open Back Design: Open back design describes seating elements with a separate seat and backrest component leaving an opening at the lower back for ventilation, posture support, and comfort.

Panel Arms: Panel arms are armrests with upholstered panels filling the opening within the armrest frame.

Solid Hardwood Construction: Solid hardwood construction refers to the use of solid wood components to form the internal or overall structure or a chair, table, or other furniture element.

Steel Legs: Steel legs are table and/or seating element legs made of steel. Most steel legs are finished in powder-coat paint, chrome, and stainless steel or with a brushed metal finish.

Sustainable Hardwood: Sustainable hardwood refers to real wood from sustainable resources such as forests that are specifically managed for regrowth, continued growth, and with efforts taken to reduce impact of wood harvesting.

Sytex Seat System: A Sytex seat system is a supportive internal structure comprised of a specially designed synthetic elastimeric supports that offer premium durability with lower production and labor costs.

Teflon Treated Fabric Upholstery: Teflon treated fabric upholstery is fabric upholstery that has been coated with DuPont’s Teflon treatment for resistance to staining, easier cleaning, and longer lasting appearance.

Tempered Glass: Tempered glass is glass treated for increased strength and durability with enhanced safety that allows the glass to break into small pieces instead of dangerous shards in the event of damage.

Waterproof Mesh: Waterproof mesh is mesh-style fabric upholstery used to create the mesh seating in select indoor/outdoor furniture. The mesh is usually framed with a weather-resistant frame design and the waterproof quality resists damage from water and the elements.

Wall Saver Legs: Wall saver legs are chair legs that angle outward beyond the frame of the chair to prevent contact with walls for reduced scuffs, marks, and damage.

X-Style Legs: X-style legs can describe crossed chair or table legs that form an X with a linear or perpendicular arrangement or with a curved shape for decorative effect and stability.


ANSI/BIFMA: ANSI/BIFMA refers to verification that products meet the standards set by the American National Standards Association and the Business and Industrial Furniture Manufacturers Association.

Detachable Cushions: Detachable cushions are seating and backrest cushions that can be removed from the structural frame of the seat, bench, or sofa unit.

Green Features: Green features indicate the use of environmentally friendly production, or finishing processes such as the use of recycled materials or eco-friendly paint. Furniture that is 100% recyclable is also considered to have added green features.

Interchangeable Seat and Table: Interchangeable seat and table refers to beam seating with single-user chairs and tabletops included for fixed row assembly with the option to position the seats and tables anywhere along the row, as desired.

Non-Freestanding Design: Non-freestanding design describes tables and other elements that do not have a stable, standalone frame. The connecting tables, for example, require two seating elements to setup and operate as the table is designed without the normal full-support table frame or base.

Stackable: Stackable describes chairs designed for stacked storage to save space and transport seating with ease.

Stacking Capacity: Stacking or stackable chairs include a stacking capacity to indicate the maximum number of chairs that can safely be combined. Exceeding the stacking capacity value can result in damage or injury to chairs and/or users, and may void a warranty on the product.

UL Listed: UL listed refers to office and business products that meet standards of the Underwriters Laboratories for design quality and production. These products generally include electrical supply or power cord.

Waterfall Seat: Waterfall seat refers to seat designs with rounded, lower front edge for reduced leg pressure. This lower, rounded front edge design also promotes healthier circulation and better posture.

Weight Capacity: Listed weight capacity values indicate the maximum amount of weight, evenly distributed, that a chair, seating element, table, or other furniture product can support at a given time. The warranty is often void if the furniture is damaged by exceeding the weight capacity.