The White House, Press Room

Elegant seats with pure lines for the most well-known press room in the world



The James S. Brady Press Briefing Room at The White House was refurbished in 2007 to seat up to 49 reporters. Our model Flame was the choice to equip this press room, an elegant high-end seat with beech wood finishes, natural leather with fire barrier and an aluminium pedestal.

After sixteen years and four sitting presidents, they’ve once again trusted Figueras to renew their seats. In 2023, the Flame seats were updated to continue serving the White House. Crafted from beech wood and faux leather, these seats feature a fire barrier and boast excellent acoustic properties. This ensures safety, comfort, and an optimal auditory experience for users.

Project Name: The White House Press Briefing Room
Year of Development: 2007 – 2023
Country: United States of America
Location: Washington DC
Installed Seats: Flame
Capacity: 49
Segments: Publicum
Venues: Auditorium and Conference rooms
Architecture Studio: Bill London, RTKL Associates Inc.
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Figueras Renews White House Seating: A Trusted Choice Yet Again

The White House press room now boasts brand-new seats, ready for official briefings. Figueras has undertaken a comprehensive renovation project for the seats used by journalists during government press conferences

The Press Gallery, initially installed over the Roosevelt swimming pools and situated next to the Rose Garden, stands as an emblematic symbol of prestige and democracy. It serves as a platform for showcasing the most significant events in the President’s diplomatic efforts, both on the domestic and international fronts, making it a world-renowned symbol of these important moments.

Figueras previously installed the same seats back in 2007. In total, there are 54 Flame chairs, selected for the original White House renovation by CallistonRTKL Architects. Now, after four sitting presidents and sixteen years later, there’s a renewed trust in Figueras’ craftsmanship and design to refurbish them once more.

Flame, designed by the renowned architect Filipe Oliveira, is a premium model, known for its elegant, sinuous shapes resembling a candle flame. Crafted with beech wood and faux leather, it features an original aluminum pedestal. Besides ensuring user comfort, the chair stands out for its acoustic properties, and it also incorporates a fire barrier, enhancing safety in the pressroom significantly.

The renewed partnership with Figueras highlights the White House’s commitment to a cutting-edge press room and its trust in 94-year-old corporation known for its excellence. Journalists and officials can now expect a combination of style, comfort, and safety as they anticipate upcoming briefings and historic events. These chairs symbolize the enduring collaboration between Figueras and the USA White House and Government, guaranteeing a reliable and steadfast seating solution for the nation’s press corps in the years ahead.


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