This chair has been awarded a Bespoke Guild Mark no.454 by the Furniture Makers' Company.
The back of this chair is made from ten small sections of tapered timber of identical size and shape, all angled on their edges. Two of these flow to the floor, forming the back legs. The sections are glued together using similar methods to those applied in the coopering of wooden barrels. The result is a compound curve which is essential for comfort in a chair. These methods allow us to experiment with economic use of timber. If this back was carved and sculpted from a single piece of timber, firstly it would have to start huge, and the majority of it would disappear as shavings. Secondly, such a piece of timber would take five or six years to season.
In this coopered carver version the coopering process is extended to the seat.
This one is oak but it can also be made from ash or walnut.
537mm at its widest, 480mm at its deepest & 880mm tall.