An elegant, space-saving and strong design

This classic chair is ingeniously designed to create a sleek and compact closed profile - thanks to its unique auto-tip mechanism. When vacated, the Espace 628’s seat, back and armrests rotate into a very neat envelope. The whole action occurs naturally under gravity with no springs. This page shows the basic version of the chair. Enhanced versions include the Espace 628T, with a fold-away writing tablet, the Espace 628 High Back, and the Espace 628CC, our top of the range Espace model with a thick, pocket sprung seat pan, high back and elegant timber armrests.

  • Completely versatile

    Available for use on TX Telescopic Platforms, on the removable matrix system or as a standalone fixed chair.

  • Conformance to BS EN 12727:2000 Level 4 (severe)

    The highest test level of the British strength standard for ranked seating.

  • Spring-free gravity tip mechanism with auto-tip armrests

    No need for customers to fold armrests to pass, or for operators to tip them prior to operating retractable platforms.

  • Comfortable, ergonomic design

    Geometry can also be adjusted for higher tiers to optimise comfort and support.

  • Compact Closed Profile

    Just 145mm deep  (150mm with plastic protection panels). The small closed envelope is space efficient and creates generous walkways in front of the chairs.

  • Nylon bushings for silent operation

    Ideal for performing arts spaces.

  • A remarkable pedigree

    The Espace 628 is installed in hundreds of venues worldwide, in both traditional and contemporary settings.

  • Tested for Safe Emissions

    A representative sample has been tested for emissions of three key chemicals: VOCs, formaldehyde and acetaldehyde. The emissions fell within acceptable limits specified within the BREEAM, LEED and WELL standards. We can supply details to building designers on request.

Product Options

Protection Panels

Optional plastic protection panels for the outer back and/or seat underside, adding extra resilience for sports venues, schools or arenas. The panels wrap right around the corners of the upholstery, significantly reducing wear.

The fully upholstered version of the backrest also features a protective steel kickplate to the lower third.

Seat options

Standard seat specification is timber core with foam and upholstery. An optional sprung seat is available for additional comfort.

Armrest Options

ABS plastic, upholstered, timber, or curved timber.

Seat Identification

Seat numbering and aisle lettering.


Various cupholder options are available; please discuss your requirements with us.

Fixed Back Geometry

In a standard Espace 628 design, the backrest moves down as the seat tips up to create a neat, upright closed envelope. For some venues, a static backrest is more appropriate.

Upright Geometry

Optimises the sitting angle for patrons in the upper tiers of a theatre or arena.

High Specification Customisation

A variety of high specification options can be specified including plain, slotted or perforated timber panels for the outer back and seat underside.

Enhanced Versions

Enhanced versions of the chair include the practical Espace 628T with foldaway writing tablet, an elegant high backed version, and the luxurious Espace 628CC, designed for prolonged seating comfort.


Seat widths without protection panels

480mm, 490mm, 500mm, 510mm, 520mm, 530mm, 540mm, 550mm.

Seat widths with protection panels

480mm, 500mm, 520mm

Minimum row depth on TX platforms

800mm (850mm recommended for comfort)

Minimum row rise on TX platforms

260mm (Add 20mm for underseat panel)


Projects Portfolio (Low Resolution/10MB)
Espace Arm Types
Audience Systems General Brochure
Revit File - Espace 628 - Retractable - Central Aisle
Revit File - Espace 628 - Retractable - 2 Aisles
Revit File - Espace 628 - Retractable - End Aisles
BIM User Guide: Retractable with Espace 628
Revit File - Espace 628 - Fixed - Central Aisle
Revit File - Espace 628 - Fixed - 2 Aisles
Revit File - Espace 628 - Fixed - End Aisles
BIM User Guide: Espace 628
Espace 628 Datasheet (Metric)
Espace 628 Datasheet (Imperial)
Camira Xtreme Fabric Swatch
Camira X2 Fabric Swatch
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