Arcadia’s Theme Collection Bridges the Gap Between Comfort and Style

Blending the richness and natural beauty of wood with soft upholstered curves, Theme reinvigorates traditional design elements with modern-day touches to create something that’s anything but ordinary. Companion to counter and bar-height stools within the same  family,  guest models share similarities that include two back styles and a convenient clean-out feature, while a skillfully integrated suspension support underneath the seat ensures long-term seated comfort for hours on end.

Designed by Chris and Jon Panichella

Theme, Arcadia’s newest collection of high-back stools and accompanying guest chairs, incorporates an attention to detail that encapsulates both structure and form, taking a simple shape and elevating it to something truly special.

Focusing on clean, simple lines, the collection is characterized by warm wood elements and soft, gentle curves. The contoured back provides welcoming support and a sense of lightness to offset its substantive height, while the equally comfortable and generously-proportioned waterfall seat integrates seamlessly into the elegantly tapered legs. In similarly well-thought-out fashion, a uniquely positioned cut-out between the seat and back further adds visual interest while offering practical functionality.

Designed by longtime Arcadia partners Chris & Jon Panichella, comfort was the primary driver behind the design, with the high back style being an integral part of the original concept.

“With an ever-changing work landscape, more and more people are spending time in casual spaces with a more residential feel, whether that means settling-in to a lounge chair or choosing a high table with a stool,” says Chris. “Our goal was to bridge the gap between the comfort and style of a side chair and the shifting modality of a barstool, and from there Theme was born.”

Stools are offered in 27″ and 30″ seated heights and feature a chrome footring that adds a refined touch while providing leg support for extended conversations and longer-term stays. Guest chairs also offer the added benefit of built-in suspension support under the seat while sharing design details with stools that make them nearly indistinguishable save for their more diminutive stature. The entire collection is available fully upholstered or with a wood shell back, allowing the opportunity to select between an expansive assortment of Beech and Walnut finishes along with limitless fabric options to create inventive combinations.

Whether in corporate, higher education or hospitality applications, Theme is a composition in timeless simplicity, reinvigorating traditional design elements with modern day touches to create something that’s anything but ordinary.

Theme Stools with Wall Mounted Delen Tables
Theme Guest Chairs with Hado Meeting Table


  • Collection comprised of guest chairs as well as bar and counter height
  • Two back options: fully upholstered and wood shell with upholstered back
  • Available in beech and walnut wood species in all standard and custom fi
  • Guest chairs feature suspension support underneath
  • Stools feature chrome metal

For more than forty years, Arcadia has been dedicated to new product development and a breadth and depth of high quality seating and table solutions for large and small companies alike. Dynamic in environments ranging from corporate, educational, healthcare, hospitality and retail spaces to government institutions, airport and club lounges, and more, Arcadia’s product collections are introduced each year at the NeoCon World Fair in Chicago and remain on display in its permanent showroom in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart (Suite #340).