Church Pews - modern
There are places where one finds himself completely alone, just with his thoughts. He encounters something that goes beyond him. Something he recurs to, something he can trust. A temple or church is a place where loneliness is not perceived as something negative, but rather the opposite. Suddenly, it becomes a means of directing to something higher. The fact is, however, that man is rarely quite alone there. Indeed, there is not just one man coming to the temple at a time, his fellow pilgrims looking for spirituality come there too. Brothers in faith walk together, side by side, and sit together in church pews. They pray together. They sing together and shake their hands as the sign of reconciliation. They are alone in themselves and yet with others. This is how the human presence in the church could be characterized.
Chiars or pew?
Indeed, man is seldom alone. Among other things, a mass is also a place of common sharing and common tuning in to the Word of God. Yet the Bible itself says that: For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them. However, our very own inner, individual attitude to God's presence is very important too. People meet in common spiritual spaces where their personal zone is provided by church pews and chairs. When sitting on them, they immerse themselves into prayer or listen to the sermon. Therefore, the role of church chairs and pews is invaluable. However, there is no clear answer to question, whether a church pew or chair is better. The chair adds a sense of independence. On the other hand, the church pew gives a sense of strength, stability, anchorage and, unlike a chair, it is still a place where one or more people share one space. Naturally, the ideal solution would be to combine the functional aspects of both objects, whether a chair or a church pew.
The present world of church pews
The contemporary design of the church chairs and church pews allows us something we haven't dreamed of in the past. In the case of church pews, we fully utilized the principles of modern design, which enabled us to design a modular solution that is based on the principle of joining individual parts into a larger whole. In this case, we are talking about joining chairs to church pews. The chair construction is designed with the intention of creating a church pew quickly and easily. For this purpose, it has specially designed seats and backrests that allow for quick connection to create a pew. And we are still not mentioning the possibility of splitting or stacking or storing chairs cleverly if more space needs to be created for an event. Thus, in this particular case, the functional elements of the chair are ideally combined to allow for an ideal church pew.
A pinch of history
The church pews, as an integral part of the interior of the church premises, have evolved over time and their shape, material, design and technology used to produce them have evolved too. Initially, their production was dependent on the guilds involved in the construction of churches, temples, and cathedrals. Producers were different and their manufacturing processes were not uniform at that time. Each church could therefore have a completely different type of pew. Some were simple, simple and purely purposeful, others decorated with carved ornaments and thus rather laborious to produce, not to mention the long time needed to complete such a work. Over time, some such church pews have become historic antiques that we only admire today from a distance. In the purposeful minimalist design, in which our church chairs and pews are made, we respect the traditions, maybe we move them a little further. We do not deny the tradition of the church pews, but only move them to the 21st century.