The Chobe Chair by Richard Lowe. The inspiration for this chair came to me while sitting on the Chobe River in the world renown Chobe national Park in Botswana. Looking at the gentle curves and shapes in nature, I wanted a chair that reflected the plants around me, a departure from more formal and traditional chairs. The result is a unique handcrafted chair with rounded profiles and curved seat and back formed by leather straps stretched over shaped timber bearers to give a most comfortable seat that is pleasing to the eye. Each handcrafted chair is hand built by a couple of artisans at The African Touch trained by Richard. Only available in small numbers to order due to the time taken to handcraft each chair.
The material and finish.
We build this handcrafted chair from Zambezi Teak, one of the prevalent species in Chobe. It is very hard and durable, but with a lovely colour and grain. For a lighter chair, we can also use African bloodwood, or kiaat. It is also a very attractive hardwood, but lighter in weight than teak.
The leather straps are tanned bovine leather soaked in water before strapping to the chair. as the leather dries it contracts, giving a strong, firm seat and back.
A lacquer finish is excellent for an interior chair. if you wish to use it outdoors, we recommend an oil finish.
Uses of our Chobe Chair.
|Dimensions||66 × 52 × 100 cm|
1. Zambezi Teak, 2. African Mahogany, 4. African Bloodwood
Carver with armrests, Chair