Helm Chair Catalogue

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HELM CHAIRS by

HELM CHAIRS, leading the way to brilliant

The Siena Range

design and engineering.

HELM CHAIRS by M Mel fiDesigns are the new SIENA and PORTOFINO models not only comfortable, but elegantly styled and brilliantly engineered. HELM CHAIRS are featured on Maritimo, Montebello, Riviera and Palm Beach Motor Yachts.

Completely “Australian Made”,

Siena I Helm 3/4 Back with Footrest

with an Italian influence. Displaying high levels of comfort, functionality and durability.

M MELFI DESIGN manufactures and designs not only Helm Chairs but also CUSTOM MADE BOAT INTERIORS, SOFT FURNISHINGS and all your Upholstery needs.

Portofino Helm Chair

Siena I Helm Low Back Cabinet Mount Electric Slide

Portofino Helm Chair with footrest

Siena I Helm Full Electric

Double Helm Chair

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SIENA RANGE SIENA I:

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SIENA DOUBLE RANGE

SIENA I DOUBLE HELM:

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PORTOFINO RANGE PORTOFINO:

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HELM CHAIR DIMENSIONS

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HELM CHAIR GALLERY

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SIENA HELM RANGE: SIENA I · The Siena I offers a ¾ back with incorporated head rest or a Low Back with removable head rest on gas with a mechanical slide, and can include options with a pedestal and footrest. · The arms fold up parallel to the back for easy access. · It reclines 12 degrees with lock and can move FWD and AFT with various increments of lock. · The footrest features a solid teak base surrounded by stainless steel, it is designed to fold into itself. · It rotates 360 degrees on a gas pedestal and travels 200mm from its lowest point and can be locked. · The entire structure is made from 316 stainless steel and aluminium. · The chair can be cabinet mounted with mechanical slide. · The chair is suitable for saloon or flybridge.

Siena I Helm 3/4 Back with Footrest

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SIENA HELM RANGE: SIENA II

(Same options of Siena I plus Pull Up Knee Roll)

· The Siena II offers a ¾ back with incorporated head rest or low back with removable head rest, with fold up knee roll on gas with a mechanical slide, and options with a pedestal and footrest. · The arms fold up parallel to the back for easy access. · Front knee roll folds up onto the seat for standing while steering. · It is fixed in a 12 degree position moves FWD and AFT, with various increments of lock. · The footrest features a solid teak base surrounded by stainless steel, it is designed to fold into itself. · It rotates 360 degrees on a gas pedestal and travels 200mm from its lowest point and can be locked. · The entire structure is made from 316 stainless steel and aluminum. · The chair can be cabinet mounted with mechancial slide. · The chair is suitable for saloon or flybridge.

Siena II Helms Low Back with knee roll

Siena II Helms Low Back with knee roll Siena II Helm 3/4 Back

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SIENA HELM RANGE: SIENA ELECTRIC: · The Siena Electric offers a ¾ back with incorporated head rest or low back with removable head rest. · Full Electric slide and electric pedestal. · The Chair can include a fold up knee roll that folds up onto the seat for standing while steering. · The arms fold up parallel to the back for easy access. · The Footrest features a solid teak base surrounded by stainless steel, it is designed to fold into itself. · It is fixed in a 12 degree position moves FWD and AFT electronically with various positions. · The pedestal rotates 360 degrees and can be locked and travels 200mm from its lowest point. · Load capacity 250kgs. · The entire structure is made from 316 stainless steel and aluminum. · The chair can be cabinet mounted with an electric slide. · The chair is suitable for saloon or flybridge.

Siena I Helm Low Back Electric

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DOUBLE SIENA RANGE: SIENA DOUBLE HELM: (Optional Electric)

· The Double Siena offers 3/4 back with incorporated head rest or low back with removable head rest. · The arms fold up parallel to the back for easy access. · It reclines 12 degrees with lock and can move FWD and AFT with various increments of lock. · It accommodates a double footrest which features a solid teak base surrounded by stainless steel, it is designed to fold into itself. · The entire structure is made from 316 stainless steel and aluminium. · It is on a double tube fixed pedestal and can also be cabinet mounted. . Optional double electric pedestal 200m travel with wireless remote and switch. · The chair is suitable for saloon or flybridge

Siena I Double Helms 3/4 Back

Siena I Double Helms Low Back with Incoporated Head Rests

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PORTOFINO HELM RANGE: PORTOFINO: · The Portofino offers a low back with a removable head rest, on gas with a mechanical slide and can include options with a pedestal and footrest. · The arms are fixed and made of 316 stainless steel and upholstered. · It is fixed in a 12 degree position moves FWD and AFT with various increments of lock. · The footrest features a solid teak base surrounded by stainless steel, it is designed to fold into itself. · In can be mounted on a fixed or normadic pedestal, with or without a footrest. · It rotates 360 degrees on a gas pedestal and travels 200mm from its lowest point and can be locked. · The entire structure is made from 316 stainless steel and aluminum. · The chair can be cabinet mounted with mechanical slide · The chair is suitable for saloon or flybridge

Portofino Helms

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PORTOFINO RANGE: PORTOFINO ELECTRIC: · The Portofino Electric offers a low back with a removable head rest with options of a footrest or cabinet mounted. · Full electric slide and electric pedestal. · The arms are fixed and made of 316 stainless steel and upholstered. · It is fixed in a 12 degree position moves FWD and AFT electronically with various positions. · The footrest features a solid teak base surrounded by stainless steel, it is designed to fold into itself. · The electronic pedestal rotates 360 degrees on a gas pedestal and travels 200mm from its lowest point. · Load capacity 250kgs. · The entire structure is made from 316 stainless steel and aluminium · The chair can be cabinet mounted with a electric slide · The chair is suitable for Saloon or Flybridge

Portofino Helm Full Electric

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HELM CHAIR DIMENSIONS SIENA RANGE: Siena Gas on Pedestal : From the base of pedestal to seat height 580mm From the base of pedestal to top of headrest 1300mm The width across arm is 600mm At the lowest position from the base plate to the feet 580mm At full extension 770mm Travel of 200mm In can be made to suit your requirement

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Siena Electric cabinet mounted (no pedestal, just the chair) : From base plate including runners and motor to the top of the headrest is 820mm The headrest is 180mm tall and removable FWD AFT measurement including the knee roll is 750mm With the knee roll up in the up position is 600mm Overall width outside arm to outside arm 640mm The control switch can be mounted left of right There is a fold up footrest which is optional The actuato rs are 12 or 24 volts In can be made to suit your requirement

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Siena Double: The overall width of the chair is 990mm Depth is 700mm Height 720mm, not including pedestal The overall height to the base of seat 800mm Height of pedestal tube 700mm In can be made to suit your requirement

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Height of chair to the top of headrest is 680mm Front to back is 750mm Width to outside of each arm 570mm On pedestal and carriage liner 680mm and it travels 180mm to max height It can be made to suit your requirement

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Height of chair to the top of headrest is 680mm Front to back is 750mm Width to outside of each arm 570mm FWD AFT measurement is 750mm Overall width outside arm to outside arm 640mm The control switch can be mounted left of right There is a fold up footrest which is optional The actuators are 12 or 24 volts On pedestal and carriage liner 680mm and it travels 180mm to max height It can be made to suit your requirements. https://www.facebook.com/mmelfidesigns/ https://www.instagram.com/mmelfidesigns/

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Small Business Award Winner 2021

M Melfi Designs Pty Ltd Best Marine Upholstery Manufacturer - Australia

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The M Melfi Designs brand is recognised across the globe. It has been featured in several industries, from boat builders to film and television, working with highly regarded designers to create an unbelievable execution of beautifully designed lounges and helm chairs. Developing on the products, M Melfi Designs are significantly praised within the boat sector for their bespoke interiors, exteriors, trimming, soft furnishings and other upholstery needs.

Best Lounge Upholstery & Manufacturing Business Queensland

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stablished as the only Australian based company to make helm chairs using stainless steel products, M Melfi Designs Pty Ltd is recognised as the Best Lounge Upholstery and Manufacturing Business in Queensland. Authentically made in Australia using genuine Australian products, M Melfi Designs has been a renowned familyowned and operated business since 1988.

At M Melfi Designs, products are wholly manufactured and developed in an Australian environment using the finest Australian materials to produce high quality and exceptional standards of bespoke helm chairs that holds remarkable Italian influence.

Based in Southeast Queensland, M Melfi Designs Pty Ltd, has been renowned in the upholstery manufacturing business for nearly four decades and ships its products Australia wide and overseas. At M Melfi Designs, clients and products are well looked after and handled with care due to the dedication and passion of its team of professional artisans and their vast talent and experience within the industry. For decades, its exceptional craftsmanship has been recognised across the nation, all in part to its impressive service, outstanding quality and supreme product. Michael Melfi, director of M Melfi Designs, comments on this, stating, “We cater to a broad range of industries including the marine, commercial, shopfitters, luxury motorhomes, and film and television, to name a few. Moreover, we provide exceptional customer service, advice and artistry on all of our products – our attention to detail and our manufacturing process is what sets us apart from the competition.

M Melfi Designs creates beautifully crafted, tailormade items that are brilliantly designed and engineered. Michael expands on this, stating, “Our custom ergonomic helm chairs combine leather, vinyl, stainless steel and electronic controls to provide comfort, durability and functionality.” A unique combination of craftsmanship, talent and highquality materials is utilised to ensure customers get the best products and outstanding service.

Moreover, its helm chairs are featured on Maritimo Motor Yachts, Riviera Motor Yachts, Multihull Solutions, Perry Cats, Precision Cruisers, Montebello Motor Yachts, Tasman Yachts, Palm Beach Motor Yacht, Azzure Yachts, Whitehaven Yachts, Grand Banks and Black W atch. At M Melfi Designs, customers are provided with exceptional service, advice, and craftsmanship on all Melfi products due to the company’s reliability and extraordinary attention to detail within the manufacturing process. Thus, the company can set itself apart from competitors and the industry competition by staying true to its brand of excellence and craft. Michael describes the company’s inner workings in the industry by stating, “Our industry is a dying art. There is not a lot of tradesmen that can do upholstery. So all our products are manufactured with sprung composite seating, the old traditional way of upholstering. This gives us an advantage over our competitors, which we can capitalise on.” For the future, M Melfi Designs plans on expanding across the globe, showcasing the future that is custom built and beautifully crafted helm chairs.

M Melfi Designs Pty Ltd Michael Melfi www.mmelfidesigns.com info@mmelfidesigns.com

The company is highly regarded within the industry, specialising in custom-designed and handmade lounges and helm chairs that caters to a broad scope of clients and individual retailers across the nation. Michael adds to this by stating, “Our helm chairs are not only comfortable but elegantly styled and brilliantly engineered, completely Australian made. With an Italian influence, our products display high levels of comfort, functionality and durability.”

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Michelangelo Melfi Designs unparalleled influence on custom marine upholstery M

ichael (Michaelangelo ) Mel fiis the creative gentleman behind the success of his teams custom upholstery and handmade lounges a nd chairs business. Mel fiD esigns share over 30 years of experience, covering a broad range of upholstery purposes involving the marine, commercial, shopfitting, film and television industries. Michael is renowned for provide exceptional customer service, advice and workmanship on all of his products. The Mel fiDesigns team of professional and dedicated artisans are recognised for attention to detail and unique manufacturing processes. The team are easy going and prepared to go outside the box with what they need to achieve. They are efficiency and posses an outstanding work ethic and passion for what they are creating, which is rare in todays market and so refreshing to see. MARINE - If your boat FITOUTS is BY MELFI DESIGNS requiring an update of the interior, Michael can provide refitting consulting services and advice. Mel fiDesigns can custom make boat interiors and exteriors such as lounges, linings, furniture, mattresses, wall coverings and bedding. Additionally, they can install new soft furnishings, dashboards and boat clears and covers. A– TOUCH Michael OF is well HOLLYWOOD connected to the local movie industry, regularly suppling movie set custom interiors and soft furnishings for many big budget block busters including King Kong, Pirates of the Carribeen, Acqua Man, Tidelands, Dora the E xplorer, Day Breakers, Fools Gold, San Andreas, Terra Nova and Im a Celebrity Get me out of Here. These include and no limited to lounges, electric recliners, boothing seats, ottomans, bedheads and complete bedframes. All their custom furniture is made to client specifications and requirem ents, utilizing high qualit y products such as springs, foam, dacron and hardwood frames to achieve optimum quality and comfort. HELM - Mel fiDesigns CHAIR EXPERTS ADVICE has developed and manufactured their ow n custom helm chairs, completely Australian Made with an Italian influence, which are brilliantly designed and engineered. The custom ergonomic helm chairs combine leather, vinyl, stainless steel, electronic controls and footrests to provide comfort, durability and functionalit y.

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When it comes to comfort and the overall design of your boat, your choice of helm chair is one of the most important decisions you will make. It Is one that will ultimately determine whether your voyage will be a pleasant one – or one that leaves you feeling sore and sorry. Your selection relies heavily on your boat’s primary purpose. Are you taking it out on the high seas, or cruising through canals? Is it going to be battling waves at length, or cruising along the coast ? Are you going to be on the ocean for hours on end, or just making runs across the bay to Moreton Island? And who is going to be using the chair? Height and weight are major factors when it comes to dictating the mechanics of your helm chair. Michael Melfi, firmly believes that your helm chair is a pivotal part of your boating experience and should be built to last. Selecting a helm chair is not a de cision that should be made flippa ntly. It requires time and consideration. Chairs w ith inferior materials in the structure can wear out more quick ly or collapse if put under sustained pressure. Bounc e from rough seas might be more inclined to work some par ts lose – so it is important that the selection of chair matches the chair’s purpose. Michael strongly recommends a customised helm chair for anyone with plans to set sail. He believes that someone on the water regularly should be investing in a high quality, customised helm chair that w ill provide longevity and, ultimately, pay dividends – especially in comfort. Choosing the right helm chair c an mean the difference between a pleasant boating exp erience and a torturous one. Determining the right size and shape for you, and ensuring long lasting structural integrity is essential. WORKING - Melfi Designs FOR THE BEST provide products and services to many of the industries boat builders here and abroad. They also have worked closely with local designers and architect such as Roger Hill Yacht Designer, Donna Maree in NZ and Misha Merzliakov Yacht Design, to name just a few. To find out about Mel fiDesigns marine refit services including all boat trimming, canopies, clears and custom furniture, and their range of helm chairs please contact Michael directly on 0412 862 447 or visit their website at www.mmel designs.com JULY - SEPT 2021

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