Pride Dorchester

The Dorchester is an award-winning rise and recline chair with a unique seating mechanism. It is available as an "Express" chair in a choice of three sizes, allowing you to enjoy the benefit of a rise and recline chair sooner.

Product Description

Express Chair

We picked the Dorchester as our Express chair as it offers outstanding comfort and style with a choice of market-leading mechanisms. We are able to deliver this chair to you much quicker than one of our "made to measure" models, as it comes in three set seat sizes - Petite, Standard and Grande.

Seating Mechanisms

The Dorchester is available in your choice of four motor mechanisms:

  • Single Motor Tilt in Space - with a wonderfully smooth no-shear recline, and a higher foot elevation.

  • Dual Motor Tilt in Space - offering independence of the back from the footrest, letting you find the perfect sitting position.

  • Deluxe Rise Recliner - with the addition of a footrest extension to relax and stretch out completely.

  • Premier Rise Recliner - the above plus power adjustable lumbar and headrest - not found on other chairs.


Three backrest styles are available - Letterbox for a traditional appearance, Lateral for the additional postural support, and Waterfall for the ultimate in luxurious comfort. We have found the Waterfall to be the most popular style.


Three fabrics are stocked on the Express models - French Grey, Mocha and Praline. While other fabrics are available, they are built to order and so will take longer to arrive.

Complementary furniture

A range of complementary furniture is available, including sofas, static chairs and pouffes.

Key Features

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    Express delivery
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    Premier mechanism
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    Waterfall back
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    3 seat sizes

Our Service

We passionately believe we provide a level of service above and beyond other retailers that gives you real value for money. Our in-house experts can provide you with impartial advice on the right furniture for you, and none of our staff are on commission.

All aftercare is carried out by our experienced engineers, with a fleet of mobile engineers, and a fully stocked workshop at our HQ - we don't get a third-party company to carry out our work.

Try This Chair

Our Chessington Showroom is stocked with a wide range of furniture for you to try out and compare, and our assessors are on hand to answer all your questions, and carry out a full assessment. Visiting our Showroom allows you to see the widest possible range of products before making your decision on which chair to buy.

Product Specification

Chair TypeRise and Recliner
Made To MeasureStandard Configuration
Max Seat Depth54.6cm / 21.50in
Max Seat Width53.3cm / 20.98in
Min Seat Depth47cm / 18.50in
Min Seat Width53.3cm / 20.98in
Max Seat Height52.1cm / 20.51in
Min Seat Height44.5cm / 17.52in
Weight Capacity158.7kg / 24st 14lb


While this is one of our Express chairs, a choice of motorised seating mechanisms are available, which may affect the price. Our product specialists can run through the options available, and quote you for your preferred chair.

Most people purchasing rise and recline chairs will qualify for zero-rated VAT. If the person using the chair has a permanent disability, terminal illness or chronic sickness then they will be eligible for 0% VAT. Our product specialists will be able to answer any questions you may have about VAT.