First published 15 July 2016. Last updated 1st May 2017
Due to popular request, we’ve done some digging into the identity of the black leather desk chairs sitting in Batman’s ultra high tech Batcave in Batman vs Superman and have an exclusive confirmation from the set decorator on the exact chair.
In the 2016 Warner Bros creation, Wayne Manor has been burned to the ground, forcing Bruce to live in a nearby lake house. We first spotted the chair, which has a distinctive spine-like back, in the Google maps 360 interactive tour of the house which leads you to the hidden batcave (see more on Batman’s house in our feature ‘Batman’s taste in modernist furniture revealed in Google maps tour of Bruce Wayne’s house from Batman v Superman’).
We can now confirm, after speaking directly with the set decorator of Batman v Superman, that the chair used in the actual film is the Anthro 904BK Flexible Highback Chair also referred to as the Verte Ergonomic chair as shown below (it’s the same chair).
Set decorator Cal Loucks used the Anthro Verte chair as a main starting point and then customized it. The arms and base were recreated in cold rolled steel and aluminum powder coated. The head rest was removed.
Priced at around $1,560 (with free shipping), you can buy the chair from Ergonomic Home via Amazon now >
Features and benefits of the Anthro Verte chair:
• Full-grain leather seat and back, 11 torsion spring-loaded bearing joints with brushed aluminum back supports, 3 built-in levers for height and chair tilt, padded two-way adjustable neck rest, and adjustable and removable padded T-arms
• A series of 11 torsion spring-loaded bearing joints conform to your exact spine impression, then lock into place for one-of-a-kind fit.
• Rotate the neck rest to support your neck and head, relieving strain.
• Slide the seat pan forward and back to set the chair’s depth to fit you perfectly.
Ergonomic Home offer free shipping to USA (the lower 48-states). The manufacturing time is 2 weeks after order entry, plus up to 4 days transit time, depending on the delivery address. They have been selling the Verte ergonomic chair since it’s introduction in September, 2004.
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The desks in the lab area and garage were completely custom built by the film’s prop builders with highly technical industrial suspension systems frequently used in car manufacturing automated systems. These desks were very special because not only were they suspended from the ceiling, set decorator Cal Loucks had to ensure they were light weight enough to comply with engineering standards for the studio set, but strong enough to hold real industrial tools and equipment. Aluminum and laser cut plastics which were then powder coated. These were very intricate builds.
See the chair and desking in the clip here: