Source: World's Largest Chair
World's Largest Chair, Thomasville
Salem Steel Company, Builder
Thomas W. Johnson, Designer
This monument is a tribute to Thomasville's furniture industry. It is the second chair that has stood in this location, as the original, a wooden structure, rotted. This cement chair stands 30-feet high.
Front: "The Chair" / of Thomasville / THE CHAIR IS AN EXEMPLAR AND INSPIRATION FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS TO EMULATE AND PERPETUATE THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF OUR TIME-HONORED FURNITURE DESIGNERS AND CRAFTSMEN...THE ORIGINAL CHAIR WAS THE CREATION OF THE FAMOUS AMERICAN DESIGNER DUNCAN PHYFE
Left: ERECTED 1950
Right: THOMAS JOHNSON - DEI. / JAMES HARVEY - SCULP.
On January 9, 1951 the cornerstone was laid.
35.882920 , -80.081990
"The Big Chair," Thomasville Tourism Commission, (accessed January 31, 2012) Link
Cement, wire mesh, and steel skeleton.
"The Big Chair" or "The Chair"
The chair commemorates the furniture industry which is a large employer in Davidson county.
It is not considered largest chair any longer.
This monument is located alongside railroad tracks in downtown Thomasville, NC.
During the 1960 presidential campaign, Lyndon B. Johnson stood on it during a campaign stop.