Mzilikazi Morris Chairs

R5,250.00

R5,250.00

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The Morris Chair has been around since the 1860s. It has survived because of its exceptional comfort and timelessly enduring design. It is a very versatile chair – great as an armchair or sofa, casual chair for a patio or meeting chair in your office.

The African Touch Mzilikazi Morris Chair is exquisitely built from one of the finest timbers in the world – Zambezi Teak, formerly known as Rhodesian Teak.

The seat is angled back and the backrest is adjustable to maximise comfort. The broad armrests are ideal to relax your arms clutching a glass or cup of your favourite beverage. Named after the greatest King of the Matabele people, in whose land we build this King of chairs!

For more information on this fine armchair, please see ‘Description’ below:

Description

Description

The design

The Morris Chair has been around since the 1860s. It has survived because of its exceptional comfort and timelessly enduring design. It is a very versatile chair – great as an armchair or sofa, casual chair for a patio or meeting chair in your office.

The chair comes knock down for ease of shipping if required. The seat is angled back and the backrest is adjustable to maximise comfort. The broad armrests are ideal to relax your arms clutching a glass or cup of your favourite beverage.

The backrest of the chair slots into the legs with our proprietary wood hinge to give a smooth action and easy to remove. On two and three seaters there are individual backrests for each seat. The chair is solidly and heavily constructed and thus quite heavy (a single Mzilikazi Morris Chair weighs in at 40 kg). However, it will last for generations. At home we have a set of four singles and a double that we have had for twenty five years, and they are still good as new.

The Material and finish

The African Touch Mzilikazi Morris Chair is exquisitely built from one of the finest timbers in the world – Zambezi Teak, formerly known as Rhodesian Teak. It is a hard, durable timber. It is best known for the exquisite colour and grain of the timber. We finish our Morris chairs with a specially formulated oil. This oil protects the timber while bringing out the colour and grain. We carry stock if needed. It should be re-applied every 3 to 6 months.

Uses of the Morris Chair

the Morris Chair is generally used as an armchair on a patio or veranda. Two Single Morris Chairs on a room veranda or inside the room make excellent seating for guests. They are very comfortable and great to relax in with a glass of wine and good book. The Morris Day Bed is versatile as it doubles up as a roomy couch by day and a single bed by night.

Cushions

The chairs don’t come with cushions, but we can arrange them for you.

We use the Cedarbrook Fabrics  Patio 2 Collection for our cushion covers, where there is a wide range of colours to select from. This collection is manufactured from a combination of solution dyed and UV stabilized polyester and acrylic. Both fibres are resistant to rotting and mildew and mild acids and alkalis. The Patio 2 is treated with Rucoguard fabric protector which gives water, oil and general soil repellency which makes the cushions ideal for indoor or outdoor use. They are is machine washable and dry clean friendly.

History of the Morris Chair

This is such an iconic piece I would like to share some of the history of the Morris Chair.
The design for the Morris Chair originated in Essex, England in the 1860s. A carpenter by the name of Ephraim Colman devised a chair with an adjustable, reclining back. This seems logical in today’s world, but it was quite revolutionary back then. The design was adapted by William Morris‘s firm, Morris & Company, and the name stuck. By the early 1900s Gustav Stickley began producing his version of the Morris Chair in America, which made the genre known worldwide. The Stickley Morris Chair was a simplified version of the traditional form, with a rectilinear shape, flat arms, thick leather cushions, and of course the reclining back. Today, the Stickley Morris can be seen in traditional Craftsman style houses to modern luxury lofts and everywhere in between.
Our Morris Chair is named after Mzilikazi Khumalo the greatest King of the Matabele people, in whose land we build this King of chairs!

An alternative to the Mzilikazi Morris Chair is the Zambezi Morris Chair. To accompany the Mzilikazi Morris Chair why not consider the Roosevelt Coffee Table?

 

Mzilikazi Morris Chair maintenance

Mzilikazi Morris Chair maintenance

Your oiled African Touch Mzilikazi Morris Chair receives 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 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.

Discounts offered

Discounts offered

For orders of 5 or more chairs we offer a 10% discount. For large orders including multiple products please contact us for our offer.

Details

Details

  • Origin: Zimbabwe
  • Finishes: Oil
  • Sizes:  Single, Double, Triple or Daybed
  • Material: Zambezi Teak

Sizes & weights:

Height Width Weight.
Single 940mm (37.5”) 860mm (34.5”) 40kg (88lbs)
Double 940mm (37.5”) 1500mm (60”) 60kg (132lbs)
Triple 940mm (37.5”) 2140mm (85.5”) 80kg (176lbs)
Daybed 940mm (37.5”) 2260mm (90”) 140kg (308lbs)
  • The Mzilikazi Morris Chair constructed using heavy duty mortice and tenon joints to ensure great strength and lifetime use.
  • Back rests are individually fitted using our unique timber hinge.
  • The chairs are made knock down and are very easy to assemble using imported Danish fittings.
  • The sections used to build the chair are very generous with solid 60mm x 60mm legs joined by a truss of teak rails and the armrest.

Shipping

Shipping

  • Your Morris Chairs are shipped knock down carefully packed in a double walled cardboard crate, 1 to a crate, padded with air-o-thene foam.
  • Packed Sizes:
Height Width Depth Weight
Single 750 (30”) 1000 (40”) 300 (12”) 43kg (95lbs)
Double 750 (30”) 1320 (53”) 300 (12”) 63kg (138lbs)
Triple 750 (30”) 1900 (76”) 300 (12”) 84kg (185lbs)
Daybed 750 (30”) 2050 (82”) 300 (12”) 145kg (320lbs)

Approximate shipping costs for a single:

USA $300.00
Europe $300.00
Asia $250.00
Australia New Zealand $300.00
Russia $300.00
North, West East Africa $300.00
Southern Africa Per destination

 

Order Now

Order Now

Enquiries and orders:Mzilikazi Morris chairs are normally available ex -stock, but please allow a couple of weeks for the covers of your choice to be made up.

Pricing:

  • Price excludes delivery / freight charges quoted separately.
  • The following discounts apply for large orders:
    • More than 5 chairs – 10%.

Guarantee

Guarantee

We offer a 15-year warranty on your Mzilikazi Morris Chair for any flaws in construction or material (except natural imperfections such as knots, stress cracks etc.) Miss handling, incorrect assembly, or inappropriate use of the product will invalidate the warranty.

We will supply you with our suggested care and maintenance guidelines to ensure life-long enjoyment of your furniture. However, we cannot be held responsible for repairing / replacing this product if you don’t follow these guidelines.

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.

Chair Comparison

Chair Comparison

Mzilikazi Zambezi Safari
Weight single frame only 40kg (88lbs) 30kg (66lbs) 13kg (28.5lbs)
Other sizes available 2, 3 seater, Daybed 2, 3 seater 2 seater
Suitable for commercial use Yes Yes Yes
Weight limit 160kg (350lb) 140kg (300lb) 120kg (260lb)
Suitable for outdoor use Yes Yes Yes
Price single frame only $ 375.00 $ 345.00 $ 215.00

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