This chair is made to order, and has a lead time of 4-6 weeks. Rush orders available.
Also known as a Roorkee Chair, or the 1898 Chair, this piece is part of the Campaign Furniture tradition, which embodies mobility, lightness, and durability. The design was a solution to the traditional furniture used in the field, held together by metal screws, glue, and heavy joinery. The Roorkee has none of these - the act of sitting in the chair reinforces its structure and tightens it together. The human body at rest is the final piece of this chair.
It functions as a sort of silent icon in the design world and the history of design. You can see it its echoes everywhere. Some of them, like Kaare Klint's "Safari Chair" are almost exact replicas; others, like the famous Wassily chair, enact the same principles in subtle curves of metal.
In the span of few minutes, you can break the Roorkee down into a pack just thirty inches long, eight inches wide and eight inches high. Whether you take it to the campsite regularly and keep it in your car overnight in deep winter or leave it assembled in your living room year-round, this chair will last for a generation and continue to perform.
The leather is premium English Bridle from one of America's oldest tanneries. It is hot-stuffed with tallow and waxes, making it extremely durable and water-resistant. As with the camp stools, corrosion-resistant saddler's rivets are used, available in either brass or copper.
Owing to the absence of fixed joinery, the chair is able to effortlessly adapt to uneven terrain - even the side of a hill.
Please inquire for custom combinations of leather color and wood species.
ASSEMBLY: Once you place your order, you will receive a link via e-mail to a youtube video that provides clear, step-by-step assembly instructions. The chair will ship partially assembled.
SHIPPING: The chair will arrive in six individually wrapped parcels, bundled together inside of a box. Unwrap with care. Shipping cost will vary depending on your distance from New York state.