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Three Companies – One Fantastic Story To celebrate the scope of the Ocee International Group all three companies, Ocee Design, Four Design and Race Furniture will take the stage together at Orgatec 2018. With an acclaimed range of furniture solutions, Ocee International companies offer products from soft seating and collaborative furniture to concourse and theatre […]

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Project Completion – Royal Opera House Linbury Theatre

Part of the Royal Opera House’s ‘Open Up’ Building for the Future project. Race Furniture won the contract to design, manufacture, deliver and install over 400 seats into the newly refurbished Linbury Theatre. We worked closely with the Architect Stanton Williams and theatre consultants Charcoal Blue together with the contractor Rise ensuring the correct design and […]

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Airports: Creating an Area Good Enough to Wait in

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As airports become busier, and traveller numbers increase, so airport lounges should be places where throngs of people are able to enjoy the experience of waiting for their flights, rather than spend the entire time concentrating on their destination. People have access to shops and restaurants which are familiar chains from the high street, and […]

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Project Completion – University of Gloucestershire

Part of the wider development of the University’s Oxstalls Campus. Race worked closely with Austin Smith Lord ensuring good occupancy numbers and to ensure that we were able to adapt our seating to a sloping floor. Part of these discussions related to having good sight lines for the students and recent visits have shown that […]

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Project Completion – St John’s College Oxford

Part of the Garden Quad Refurbishment at St John’s College Oxford. Race Furniture were approached by BGS Architects to design and install the seating for the Garden Quad Auditorium. Race Furniture worked with BGS Architects in Oxford and Sound Space Vision consultants in order to arrive at both the design, the style of the chair […]

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 Let the show begin! – Setting up for a theatre performance

Lights! Camera! Action! Well not quite but that phrase is such a simplistic view of film-making and there is probably a similar view of a theatre performance. You gather a bunch of actors and props, they rehearse, and the shows happens. There is so much more to a theatre performance than the script and the […]

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Project Completion – Gatwick PRM

Gatwick PRM

A new specially designed lounge area for passengers with reduced mobility (PRM). Race Furniture has worked closely with London Gatwick Airport to furnish its new North Terminal lounge for travellers who require special assistance. Representing an investment of £2m, the special assistance area has been designed to have the feel of a premium lounge and […]

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Project Completion – Nevill Holt Opera House

Project Completion – Nevill Holt Opera House

A brand new 400-seat opera house in the grounds of a stately home in the Leicestershire countryside. Race Furniture has been delighted to work on the new Nevill Holt Opera House in its unique historic setting in Leicestershire. Heralded as an ‘indisputable triumph’ by the press, Nevill Holt combines world-class opera, with award-winning gardens, modern […]

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Has the Design of Theatres Changed Over the Years?

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Since the ancient civilisations, humans have been entertaining themselves with theatrical performances. It started with simple storytelling around campfires to performances staged in particular areas and then buildings designed for the specific purpose. Today, UK theatres feature state of the art equipment but many still occupy legacy buildings. The Ancient World – Forums, Amphitheatres, and […]

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The Science Behind Auditorium Acoustics

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How we hear a speech, a lecture, a piece of music or a video clip, can depend on the type of space we are in and its set-up. Acoustics of a room have a significant factor on the quality, volume and reception of sound, and it is of priority in any form of auditorium. The […]

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