We designed the Campaign Director’s Chair in the true tradition of Campaign Furniture to fold very tightly to reduce packing and transport costs. The seat and backrest are attached simply. The canvas back slides over the backrest spindles. The seat is attached with a removable steel rod that slides through holes in the timber crossers and pouches in the seat cover. The backrest spindles come packed separately and slide into position being fixed simply in place with a joining screw and tightened with the Allan key provided.
The Campaign Director’s Chair is constructed with perfectly cut and fitted round mortice and tenon joints. The accuracy with which these joints are made gives the chair its structural integrity. Critical to the rigidity of the piece are the crossed braces on each chair side.
We build the Campaign Director’s Chair from either African Mahogany or Zambezi Teak. Mahogany is the timber traditionally used to construct Campaign Furniture. Zambezi Teak, formerly known as Rhodesian Teak, I one of the hardest and most durable timbers in the world.
The Campaign Director’s Chair is ideal for use on Mobile Safaris in the African veldt. The compact design features that make it suitable for safari also suit it to overseas air freight should you wish for a unique chair with a great story in your American log cabin or Parisian café. A fine alternative to this chair is the Safari Director’s Chair.
Auto Canvas Quilted Grey, Auto Canvas Quilted Sand, Ripstop Double Padded Howard Green, Ripstop Double Padded Sand, Ripstop single Howard Green, Ripstop Single Sand
1. Zambezi Teak, 2. African Mahogany
With folding drinks tray, Without drinks tray
Your oiled African Touch products receive two to three applications of Satinwood 28 Base oil prior to delivery. Our outlets carry stock, or you can find it in most hardware shops in South Africa. We recommend you do one application on installation of the furniture. From time to time you will need to re-apply the oil. If the furniture is used outdoors, please do the re-application at least every 6 months, preferably every 3 months. When in doubt, re-apply when the finish looks faded or dry. The recommended application procedure is as follows:
Wipe surface down with a clean cotton cloth lightly moistened with mineral turpentine. (Ensure that all surfaces are completely dry and clean before proceeding with the next step)
Use a clean cotton cloth or soft bristled brush dipped in the oil and apply in light, short strokes, ensuring thorough and even distribution of the oil.
Leave the oil on the furniture for at least 1 to 2 hours (but not more than 24 hours), to allow absorption into the wood.
Use a clean cotton cloth and wipe off all excess liquid to leave a natural smooth finish.
Allow to dry for approximately 24 hours.
If the surface of your furniture becomes a bit grimy over time it can be very effectively cleaned with Deckwash from Timberlife. Apply with a clean cloth. Work in well over the total surface and wipe off all excess liquid.
If a wet glass or similar is left on the surface it may leave a watermark. In this case please wipe the water off as soon as possible, and if necessary apply some more Satinwood 28 base. If the mark is still slightly visible you can rub with a little baking soda mixed with an equal part of water, wipe off with a damp cloth and re-apply the oil.
When you make your enquiry we will discuss delivery options with you.
Camps and lodges:
For camps and lodges in Southern Africa we can quote on delivery with our transport or you may arrange collection. For East Africa and beyond it is often more convenient for us to quote containerised freight for large orders and air freight to nearest airport for smaller orders.
Certain knock down products can be delivered by courier direct to you. Slightly cheaper is to organise air freight to your nearest airport. For large orders we can quote containerised delivery by sea.
Smaller orders in Southern Africa:
We will quote for delivery by courier or our transport depending on your location.
For orders to Africa, Europe, Australia, and North America we provide a Certificate of Origin so that duty is not payable in your country of destination.
Orders supplied from stock we request payment in full when the order is placed. For products made to order we request a 50% deposit on order with the balance paid on completion.
We cannot offer a warrantee on chairs except for defects in material and workmanship that affect the integrity of the chair under normal use and weight limits. The reason for this is that chairs can be subject to huge stresses (such as when a heavy person rocks back on the back legs) that are impossible to compensate for in the construction of the chair without compromising on the design appeal.
We build with timber harvested from natural forests. The charm of this material is that no two pieces are exactly the same in colour, character or grain, and they will contain natural imperfections such as knots, stress cracks and so on that enhance their authenticity and attractiveness. As a result no 2 pieces will ever be identical and products may have natural imperfections. However, these will never be allowed to compromise the quality of construction of your piece.
The African Touch will not in any circumstances be liable for any claim which falls outside the scope of our warranty or for any consequential damages whatsoever.
For large orders we offer discounts. Please see the table below for the % offered.
Number of Campaign Director’s Chairs ordered
% discount offered
The Campaign Director’s Chair is specifically designed for cost effective international shipping. The spindles that hold the backrest are easily removed and the whole flat-packs into a cardboard box.
Flat packed Campaign Director’s Chair
Back rest spindle screws into place
Th Campaign Director’s Chair may be shipped by courier door to door or airfreight to your nearest airport (a slightly cheaper option. Typical box sizes and weights are as belo: