Gold Medal Director's Chairs

Proudly made (and thoroughly enjoyed) in America since 1892.

Made in America
1,400+ Chair & Canvas Combinations
Personalization Options
Eco-Friendly Low VOC Finish
Handcrafted by Skilled Artisans
Built to Last

The world's first director's chairs - and still simply the best.

Since 1892, the Gold Medal brand has manufactured the finest director’s chairs in the world. Our chairs are made in America with 100% American components. In total, we offer 39 colors of canvas, 4 colors of leather, 3 sizes, 3 frame styles, and 4 wood finishes – ensuring you will find the perfect combination.

With a timeless design and high-quality components, Gold Medal Director’s Chairs have proven to be some of the most versatile seating solutions in the world. Our chairs can be found everywhere from trade shows and movie sets to houseboats and back porches.

Through the years, many other companies have tried to emulate the design of the Gold Medal Director’s Chair. And honestly, who can blame them? With unparalleled comfort and American craftsmanship, our products are still the envy of the industry. Imitation, as they say, is the sincerest form of flattery.

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Gold Medal Director's Chair Styles

Choose from any of our 3 design-forward frame styles.
Contemporary Series
  • Paddle-shaped Armpad
  • Straight-line Leg Rack
  • Best Seller
  • Most Affordable
  • 4 Wood Finishes
  • 3 Seating Heights
  • 1,400+ Chair & Canvas Combinations
Commercial Series
  • Comfort-shaped Armpad
  • Straight-line Leg Rack
  • Steel-reinforced joinery
  • Non-marking nylon glides
  • 4 Wood Finishes
  • 3 Seating Heights
  • 1,400+ Chair & Canvas Combinations
Classic Series
  • Comfort-shaped Armpad
  • Original 1892 Chair Design
  • Contoured Leg Rack
  • Award-Winning Design
  • 4 Wood Finishes
  • 3 Seating Heights
  • 1,400+ Chair & Canvas Combinations

Director's Chair gallery

Use this tool to see all possible chair and canvas combinations – over 1,400 and counting.

Where To Buy Gold Medal Director's Chairs

Personalization Options

4 high-quality imprinting processes to guarantee the perfect result.

Screen Printing

There’s a reason screen printing has been the industry’s preferred method of imprinting for decades. Once a stencil is created, images and logos can be reproduced at a high rate of speed, ideal for larger volume orders. Screen printing is well-suited for complex and intricate designs. What’s more, the body and depth of the ink can help your design really pop off the material – without adding unsightly bulk to the canvas. Our art department can help you turn your artwork into a masterpiece that will last.


If you really want to set your design apart from the crowd, nothing is quite as elegant as embroidery. We have hundreds of thread colors to choose from, ensuring a perfect color match to your design. Our design department is capable of turning any raster art, bitmap image, or vector artwork into stitching. All design and production is done in-house, enabling us to effectively communicate with our customers about their artwork needs – without delays.


Photofilm is our printable heat transfer process. Good for small-volume orders with intricate artwork, this process allows us to replicate all the colors in your artwork without incurring the extra cost, setup, and preparation of screen printing. Most artwork can be die-cut after printing to eliminate any background. Photofilm is a very durable medium that will help you show off your design for years to come.


Thermofilm is our cut-only heat transfer process. With a large number of colors to choose from, this is a great option for simple designs with solid colors. Because of the extra setup required for each chair, this process is best for small production runs. Affordable, durable, and with vibrant colors that last, Thermofilm can take your artwork to the next level.

Wood Finishes

We have four premium, long-lasting, eco-friendly finishes to choose from.





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Other Products & Accessories

The Gold Medal line of director's chairs wouldn't be complete without the addition of high-quality accessories. Here are some of our other available products and accessories.

Gold Medal Child's Chair

Made from the same quality hardwood and with the same degree of craftsmanship - just in a smaller package. Features a pinch-free armpad design. Available in all four of our eco-friendly Low-VOC finishes and multiple canvas colors, the Child’s Chair is a must-have for your star in the making.

Gold Medal Script Bag

Originally designed for the film industry, the Script Bag has proven equally adept at home or on set. It’s the perfect size to hold large documents, magazines, camera accessories – or just the remote controls.

Gold Medal Camp Stool

Light, low-profile, and easy to carry, the Camp Stool is the perfect companion piece for your next excursion. Made of the same quality hardwood as our chairs, and eligible for customization.

Storage & Carry Bags

Protect your investment with one of our two choices of bags. Both are made with ripstop Cordura nylon. The Deluxe Bag has a carry strap and thick padding for traveling; the Storage Bag is a pared-down version for tucking your bag away when unneeded.

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If you have questions, or if you would like a quote for your next project, contact us today.
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