Old and uncomfortable pews have been replaced by chairs and benches in this East Yorkshire village church’s refurbishment scheme.
The Vicar and churchwardens visited Treske to view the quality of materials and workmanship and discuss their needs before placing their order. They opted for a combination of bespoke chairs and three-seater benches in European oak with a natural lacquer finish having upholstered seating and backs.
All benches have a book trough with a single quatrefoil hand carved to the rear which mirrors the design in several of the stained glass windows. The combination of chairs and three-seater benches gives the maximum flexibility when rearranging for alternative services.
Their Treske oak chairs and benches reflect the high standards and harmonious aesthetic values of this village church and its congregation. The warm red of the seating’s upholstery and the matching carpeting they have chosen exudes a warm welcome.
The most sensitive aspect of the whole project was the replacement of the old (and uncomfortable) pews with new user-friendly chairs and benches.
Treske's brief was to provide seating for up to sixteen with the capacity to extend to twenty-four, with an altar as the central focus. All the furniture makes an eloquent case for 21st century style and craftsmanship in an historic setting.
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