In connexion with the 100th anniversary of the start of traditional chair production, the world’s largest traditional chair (approx. 4.5 m) was built in Hjelmeland. The chair is located by the river, next to the Townhall in Hjelmelandsvågen.
This type of chair is a classic in Norwegian furniture production, and you can find them all over the country. Hjelmeland has been the most important city in Norway when it comes to the production of these chairs. Nowadays there is only one producer left in Hjelmeland: Aksel Hansson AS.