Funeral Home Seating has special requirements. Each area of the Funeral Home has its own needs. At SELLEX, we have developed specific Funeral Home benches answering to the particular needs of this type of spaces.
Funeral Homes have been adapting to the new circumstances of the society so that any person could pay homage to their deceased, regardless of their beliefs. Nowadays they are spaces prepared to host all type ceremonies and Funeral Home benches should be neutral enough to adapt to any ritual.
The seating benches aimed for Funeral Homes have some special requirements:
In some cases, the Prayer stool is a necessary accessory in a Funeral Home bench. It is not indispensable because not all the celebrations require it, but in some spaces it is convenient for those person who want to kneel.
In order to choose a bench for chapels, it is indispensable to distinguish the different spaces where they are needed. It is not the same a church, as an installation by itself, or a multi-confessional chapel that can be part of a Funeral Home or even a hospital or an airport. Therefore, church seats must be able to integrate into the space.
In antiquity the masses were said standing and, therefore, worship spaces had no chairs for churches. It was in the XIIIth century when church seats started to be seen, but they were very simple seats manufactured in stone that did not even have backrest and therefore, were placed by the wall. It was not until XV th century that first wooden benches appeared and little by little the need of designing specific benches for chapels and other religious spaces arose.
Church and chapel seats have greatly evolved since then. Now the benches have Prayer stool as indispensable accessory; they can be upholstered and have different finishes; they are comfortable and most importantly, they are able to adapt to each space.
Some of the seating and benches developed by SELLEX, meet the requirements of this type of spaces (Funeral Homes, crematoriums, churches and chapels) and have the required features by designers and users.
Among the chapel bench proposals of SELLEX, we believe that VACANTE Bench (designed by Enric Miralles) is the bench that best adapts to this use for several reasons:
The AERO Bench designed by Lievore Altherr Molina for SELLEX is another of our options as church seating:
BACK Modular Seating, designed by Burkhard Vögtherr,is a reinterpretation of the traditional bench of chapels and churches.
In addition to AERO, VACANTE and BACK Modular Seating, at SELLEX we have other seating and benches that can be used in this type of facility destined to religious worship. LASAI and SUMA Benches are some of them.
BACK Modular Seating