Metaphor Series

Item #: Metaphor Series (N918)

Manufacturer: Virco

Virco Metaphor classroom chairs combine an ergonomically contoured shell for outstanding comfort with a heavy-gauge steel frame that includes a full-perimeter steel backrest and locking front-U for 360 degree shell support. 18" seat-height models are available with standard nylon-base glides, or optional steel-base glides.

Virco’s Metaphor Series

Metaphor Series Pricing

Item Number Description Carton Quanity List Price Price 1-36 ea. Price 40-72 ea. Price 76-96 ea. Price 100+ ea.
#N912 12" High 5 $130.00 $39.75 $39.25 $38.75 Quote
#N914 14" High 5 $130.00 $39.75 $39.25 $38.75 Quote
#N916 16" High 4 $150.00 $45.00 $44.75 $44.25 Quote
#N918 18" High 4 $170.00 $51.00 $50.50 $50.00 Quote

Red denotes Quick Ship (Navy/Chrome).  Pricing is per chair.

Freight charges NOT included. Call us for shipping costs.

Virco’s Metaphor Series

Quick Ship Color Combinations

Navy Seat  / Chrome Frame

Non-Quick Ship Colors, Combinations of Your Choice

(Additional Charges May Apply)

Soft Plastic Colors

Frame Colors

This is a digital representation of the of our product.  Actual colors may differ slightly from what is displayed.  Samples are available upon request.

Virco’s Metaphor Series

Metaphor is available in 4 sizes to fit students in pre-K through 12. The seat has been designed to provide surprising comfort  for a fully-framed chair. And that’s important because students spend more time in their classroom chair than any other seat during the day. The waterfall front, deep seat pocket and rolled back seat crest provide excellent ergonomic support.

Suggested Size Selector for Metaphor Stack ChairSuggestions are for students of average height and weight.
Seat heights should be measured by calculating the distance from the floor to the top of the front curve of the seat.  Measurements should not be taken at the seat’s side or rear.  If at all possible, measure the heights of a representative sample of students in each grade prior to each school year. This will help you more accurately determine your specific seating needs as time goes by. Feel free to contact your Virco Representative with any questions or concerns you may have regarding classroom seating.

Virco’s Metaphor Series


  • Width: 19-5/8"
  • Depth: 22-1/4"
  • Seat Height: 31-1/8"
  • Overall Height: 18"
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