True American Manufacturing. 

It was 1921. The clamoring of our country’s rapid economic boom. The lush post-war era. The age of invention. The age of Jazz. The advent of boyhood dreams. The start of Jasper Chair. 

With an increase in the manufacturing plants to Jasper, Indiana, we claimed the title of "world's desk & chair city.” These companies, merely babies at the time, surviving the great depression, contribute prosperity and long withstanding futures to the craft, tenacity and heritage of hard working german-dutch population. 

Jasper Chair met the demand for high quality office and library seating and soon became known for premium, handcrafted tools of the business trade with the strength to handle the rigors of office and library. 

The founder of Jasper Chair, Louis P. Joseph, set out to make chairs, from scratch. While many other companies have gone to sourcing, Jasper Chair maintains the entire process.


We are now in our fourth generation under the Barth family leadership. Around the time of transition from Fred Barth to Jeff Barth, father and son, a shift began. Many local companies continued to focus and compete in the office and education sector, while Jasper Chair continued to increase opportunities within restaurant and hotel. Sales continued to boom.

1990 + 2000

To accommodate equipment and demand, multiple expansions have taken place over the years. Yet, we remain at our original location and have come to occupy a city block. 


Our solid, grass-roots approach remains today.

Our authentic custom manufacturing offers solutions for customers at the large, global chains to mom-and-pops, for contract and hospitality markets alike.

Our founding principles ring true today as much as a century ago - skillfully trained craftsmen, using only the finest of raw materials, and investment in technology and equipment to support the latest design trends, with the passion to deliver product made to last a lifetime. We make chairs the only way we know how, the right way.