The Morris chair with its reclining back and moderately high armrests, dark stained woodwork, turned spindles and heavily decorated upholstery dates back to the 1860s when a rural Sussex carpenter named Ephraim Coleman designed the very first model of this now infamous chair. The design was taken up by William Morris & Co, and the first ‘Morris Chair’ was produced in 1866. Ever since then it has been a favourite worldwide!
At the African Touch Furniture, we have been building our versions of the Morris Chairs for over 20 years. Although typical Victorian in style, with an old-style appearance , we have evolved it into very comfortable and very robustly built, stylish chairs at exceptionally good value for such a beautiful piece built from such fine timber.
African Camps Morris Chairs are available in a single, double, triple and Day Bed versions, except the Safari Morris Chair, which is only available in single or double. The finish on your African Camps Morris Chairs can be an oiled finish (always recommended if the chairs are to be used outdoors or as patio armchairs) or with a lacquer coat (suitable for indoor use).
The Mzilikazi and Zambezi Morris chairs come in a knock down construction to allow easy, cost effective transport. They are very simple to assemble with the instructions provided. The different styles come in at different price options to suit your particular requirements.
To enquire about the different versions available, prices and cushion options, please send us your enquiry via our ‘Contact Us’ page and an agent will get back to you shortly.
As our products are made to order, please allow four weeks for production of your chairs and custom made cushions.