Affinity Classic Alumni Chair (ACAC)
$1,060 – $1,086
The Affinity Classic Alumni Chair (ACAC) is an elegant and unique college chair. This chair is made of brown maple stained with Black Lacquer or one of three beautiful brown Ohio Certified Stains (see “Finish-Wood” options below) and a semi-gloss clear coat finish. The ACAC Chair is a very complex college chair to construct, and, therefore, requires a somewhat higher pricing than other hardwood, un-upholstered college chairs. The advantage of this alumni chair is its extraordinary comfort and sturdiness. It is our most comfortable hardwood college chair – a perfect graduation chair, recognition chair, award chair retirement chair. This chair is finished in our shop in Amish Country of Holmes County, Ohio.
Stained Finishes include any of the Ohio Certified Stains from light maple to dark walnut. We finish the Entire Chair; the underside of the seat is as important as the obvious surfaces. We install brass plates under the seat to identify our company, Alumni Chairs LLC, and the model of your chair. Our chairs are signed by our finisher, the last person to touch your chair before it is shipped to you.
Unless requested otherwise, this ACAC chair is produced without a logo or college seal. However, if you would like for your college chair to represent your college or university, we can install the desired image at an additional charge, providing we gain permission of your school.
If you have any questions about wood, finish, colors, shades, construction time, and shipping time, please click “INQUIRE”, below, and ask us to contact you. These are custom chairs, and we want to make certain that we understand exactly what you want in a chair. Please enable us to discuss the chair with you and clarify all aspects of the chair and the delivery process. We want to make sure that we meet your expectations. Made in the USA.
…Made Only in the USA!
Emily Wolfson, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania –
Absolutely love our college chair! We looked everywhere to find a comfortable sized adult chair, this is by far the nicest we found. The chairs that they sell at the college book stores are very small, narrow and uncomfortable. These are so much better, roomier, and nicer! Thank you again,
Margaret R. O’Leary, MD, Fairway, Kansas –
Hi Dan! The chair arrived in great shape. I checked underneath and found the fun stuff there. The stain is luscious and the chair is already in use – very comfortable. Thank you for your assistance in making this Smith College chair in my home a reality.
Curtis Hill –
The chairs are what we wanted and expected. Excellent workmanship and this design has a wider seat. (wider than typical Captain’s Chairs). Comfortablle indeed.
Doug Adams –
The Alumni Chair I purchased exceeded my expectations! Well constructed with a beautiful finish that fits the decorof my study. The design is a comfortable seat. And the university logo is exact. Well worth the time of waiting for production and the cost.
Susanna Singer, Church Divinity School of The Pacific –
Dan, I though you’d like to see this message from our President. As you can tell, he is thrilled with the chair. Many thanks!
“After things settled and I was able to really look at, admire, sit in the chair, I became more and more stunned by its beauty. It is a piece of art, and made of such exquisite wood. I understand it is hand made. It takes the breath away. I just love it… THANK YOU!! …Mark”
Vassili Papadopoulos, Professor, University of Southern California –
Hi, Dan. This is to let you know that we received the Chair. I was not there but my son received it and inspected it. He showed it to us on video. It came in good shape and it looks great. Many thanks,
Dan Herrmann, Northbrook, Illinois –
I waited 45 years for my Alumni Chair, and Dan came through for me. Most authentic, hand-crafted, custom-made chair available today. You can have all the…recliner, overstuffed, over-sized chairs, This chair makes you sit up, alert, comfortable, but no too much, and feel like you are in tune with the world.
Get one chair just for you. And enjoy the art and spirit of “being” quiet in simple elegance.
Neal Rushforth –
Great Experience! We recently worked with Dan to order a number of custom chairs for a fraternity. Despite the challenges of an ongoing pandemic he kept us up to date with the progress and delivered on time. The chairs look great and are truly a focal point for the place!
As you see, Dan, it is a great success! Thank you for all the personal attention. You were great to work with.
My chair arrived today and it is beautiful. I am very touched by the plate on the back of the chair. I am sitting in my chair now with a smile on my face. Thank you so very much for this beautiful comfortable gift.
James Francis –
I am very pleased with it. Very happy with the quality of craftsmanship, and the logo as well as plaque.
Jim Francis, Mayo Clinic
Cindy Greco –
The chair is stunning! Beautiful! They got the dots on, too! David’s son, contributed to it, so I texted him one photo. He will love it. I can’t wait to see David’s face when the chair is unpacked. I’m sure that he’ll want it in his new office, now that we are getting furniture figured out in the new house. Thanks again! Best, Cindy
Owner, Commercial Real Estate –
Attached, please find my completed survey. Thank you for the great product and terrific service.
Kind regards, John
F. R. Drake –
I am writing to congratulate you on your sense of design and comfort which has complimented my own need for some expression of those wonderful years which have been so formative.
Engineer and MBA –
I am proud of my experience, there, and the classic chair seems to exemplify these feelings of mine.
Joe Kujawski –
WOW! The Classic Alumni Chair is beautiful, sturdy, and I love the style and finish. It will last a lifetime. And the Miniature version is really cool, too. Thank you very much for your excellent service throughout the whole process of designing and manufacturing this chair. It was a pleasure to get to know you. I will have them ready at the Change of Watch dinner tomorrow night. Thanks again for everything! Joe
Physician , Washington, D.C. –
It is a beautiful piece of art in that the aesthetics are gorgeous in shape and design. It is also probably the most comfortable chair in my home.
Suzanne Un –
Alumni Chairs…one of the most amazing vendors I’ve ever dealt with. So friendly, personable, knowledgeable, easy to chat with. Responded to emails in a timely manner, always had a solution to problems – I knew they genuinely were concerned about our organization and product. Amazing to work with. I would definitely order again on a new project.
Linda Ulanday –
The staff at Alumni Chairs went out of their way to meet our needs. We were down to the wire in ordering our custom-made chair, and they came through for us. From the custom logo to the nameplate on the back, the chair was beautiful. We could not have gotten such a good product without the proper advise from your staff. The recipient is thoroughly enjoying the chair too!
We worked with Alumni Chairs to select a chair for our son. With careful consideration, they made suggestions and offered advice until we selected this style. The logo and graphics were approved by the school with the details we wanted through their work with our school. The chair is unique and extremely well made, and we are thrilled to have it made in the USA.