Sussex Coast College decked out with chairs

Chris Owen and Beatrice Rapley try out the chairs
Chris Owen and Beatrice Rapley try out the chairs

AN exhibition of deckchair designs went on show at Sussex Coast College Hastings (SCCH) on Saturday.

The 1,033 designs featured are entries from the recently held Stade Deckchair Design Competition.

Judges selected 20 winners out of all the entries at the end of the contest and these are currently available to view as well.

All entries have been displayed over four floors and visitors were able to sit on the winning deckchairs throughout this week in the college atrium.

Ultimately, the winning deckchairs will be cared for by Hastings Borough Council and kept by the Stade Open Space for use by the public.

Beatrice Rapley, who organised the competition for the Stade Education Project, said: “The deckchairs look even better in real life than I dared to hope.

“The exhibition is already proving to be popular, as we have got school groups booking to come and visit.

“We have been really pleased with the feedback. It has been a great success.”

The exhibition has been extended until Friday, September 30. Opening hours are Monday to Thursday, from 10am to 7pm, Friday, 10am to 6pm, and Saturday, from 9.30am to 1pm.