Classically traditional, comfortably supportive… Meet Montpellier.

Our Montpellier seat was originally designed in collaboration with world-renowned architects Foster + Partners, for Cambridge University’s Law Faculty.

A classic seat perfect for didactic lecture theatres and educational institutions, the Montpellier is comfortable and supportive. It also features a writing shelf which can have power integrated to allow for students to use laptops or tablets.

Remember, these product models are for your reference only. We provide bespoke seating solutions, so while we use these models to form the basis of the seat, they are completely customised to suit your requirements and 100% unique to you. 

Our Montpellier seat was originally designed in collaboration with world-renowned architects Foster + Partners, for Cambridge University’s Law Faculty.

Features and benefits

  • Bespoke seat dimensions
  • A wide range of finishes, upholstery, and show wood styles
  • Writing shelf
  • Fixed and removable options
  • Customisable arm rests and end panels designs
  • Integrated cable management and seat signage
  • Typically, seats are all FSC® approved, and contain 80%+ recycled steel content


  • Fully customisable to client requirement


  • Wide choice of finishes
  • Upholstered seats and backs
  • High pressure laminate (HPL) seats and backs
  • Natural solid-woods or natural veneers seats and backs
  • Powder coated frame finish


  • Wood – Birch plywood seats and back
  • Polyurethane upholstery foam (CMHR) seats and back
  • Steel – mild steel frame

Fire Performance

  • Bespoke Specification Fire testing available upon request
  • All Fabrics conform to BS 5852:2006 Clause 12.  Ignition Source 5 (Crib 5): Medium Hazard
  • All Polyurethane Foams are: Combustion Modified High Resilience (CMHR)


These dimensions are for your guidance only. We create bespoke seating based on the product ‘models’ we show here, therefore all dimensions are fully customisable as per your requirements. 

  • Seat height – 470mm
  • Seat Spacing (Lateral) – 460mm; 480mm; 500mm; 520mm
  • Row Spacing – Determined from seating layout and constrained by the requirements of: BS 9999:2017 Code of practice for fire safety in the design, management & Anthropometric data for the target user group
  • Nominal Height – 900mm
  • Nominal Length – 235mm tipped up

Integral Accessories

  • Integrated power and data
  • Seat and aisle signage
  • End of row panels
  • Transfer arms
  • Removable seats
  • Storage trolleys

We can integrate any accessory, from any supplier, as per your requirements. 


  • Removeable seats for wheelchair space and DDA compliant tables


Race Furniture’s products can be disassembled with standard tools thereby allowing reuse, refurbishment, repair, and recycling of components. Typically, our seats are all FSc approved, and contain 80%+ recycled steel content. For further guidance on our sustainability procedures and certifications please reference our Sustainability Manual.


Designed in collaboration with world-renowned architects Foster + Partners

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