Kalahari Chair

From: R 3,250.00

The Kalahari Chair is a beautifully hand built chair with leather upholstered seats, designed for comfortable, easy sitting. Seat also available in Nguni hide.

Built from sustainably harvested Zambezi Teak (a.k.a. Rhodesian Teak) or African Bloodwood, this chair is most definitely a keeper and will be treasured as a superb heirloom. It will add a touch of African class to your dining room, at your office desk or in the boardroom of the mightiest multi-national corporation.

For more information on the Kalahari Chair please see the Product details below.

Made to Order Delivery time will be advised
The Design

The Kalahari Chair is a beautifully hand built chair with leather upholstered seats, designed for comfortable, easy sitting. The chair was inspired by simple farmhouse chairs of the Cape from the nineteenth century. We wanted a chair that was genuinely hand built as it would have been when the trekkers moved from the Cape into the interior of the Kalahari in the early 1800s.

The materials.

Built from sustainably harvested Zambezi Teak (a.k.a. Rhodesian Teak) or African Bloodwood, this hand built chair is will stay in your family for generations. The seats are available in leather or genuine Nguni hide. It is important to note that every Nguni hide is different, so no two chairs will have the same pattern.

A little background to the origin of the Nguni cattle, considered to have the most beautiful hide in the bovine world. They were bought to Zimbabwe by the Ndebele people when they fled the Boer frontiersmen of the Transvaal. They play a central role in the culture of the people and each regiment in the Ndebele army had its own particular colour pattern, much as in the armies of their Zulu forebears.

Where to use the Kalahari Chair

The Kalahari Chair will add a touch of African class to your dining room, at your office desk or in the boardroom of the great multi-national corporations.

This wonderful hand built chair goes very well with our famous tables – the Bridge, Baobab or Shangani.

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Weight7 kg
Dimensions46 × 48 × 90 cm
Finish

Lacquer, Oil

Timber

1. Zambezi Teak, 2. African Mahogany, 4. African Bloodwood

Seat сovers

Leather Upholstered, Nguni Hide

Leather covers.

To protect and nourish your leather covers, we recommend you use Hide Food from Stapol. We carry stocks of Hide Food in our outlets should you require it.

Firstly clean the leather with a damp cloth. Hide Food should always be applied using a lint free cloth, a natural or synthetic sponge using an even circular motion. Drying is temperature related but the cream generally dries in a couple of minutes after which it can be buffed with a polish brush or soft cloth. It will renovate and provide an elegant lustre. It also provides a good degree of water resistance.

Timber Frame

To protect your lacquered timber frame place furniture away from direct sunlight (this will also protect the leather). Apply a good furniture wax or polish, initially twice a month, thereafter once a month. Apply sufficient to thinly cover the surface. As it dries (becomes dull) buff with a clean cloth until a beautiful sheen is achieved. Between waxings, keep the finish clean with a soft cloth or duster, and buff without wax.

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.

International 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.

Payment.

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 enquire with our sales staff what discounts are available.

For orders of 5 Kalahari Dining Chairs or more we offer a 10% discount.

Category: Chairs

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