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Spanish Chair

From: $640.00

The African Touch Spanish Chair is the epitome of fine design married to superior natural materials to give an unusual piece of great value.

The seat is wide and extraordinarily comfortable and crafted from pure veg tanned harness leather hand stitched and riveted, giving it a strong, masculine character, and ensures that the chair ages beautifully. The leather we use is 100% natural bovine leather and may have blemishes from the original hide. These blemishes are not covered up in the tanning process and only add charm and character to the finished product.  Please see our article on cover choices.

The chair is handcrafted from the finest hardwood with generous, broad armrests. The angled components that give the chair its unique character are secured with perfectly cut mortice and tenon joints.

Those lucky enough to own a Spanish Chair love them for life.

The Chair flat packs for secure, cost effective freight and is simple to assemble on site.

For more information on The Spanish Chair please see ‘Product details’ below:

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The Design

What a chair! Børge Mogensen designed The Spanish Chair in 1958 after seeing similar chairs in his family travels to Spain. In Andalucía he fell in love with an old leather armchair with a wide seat and broad armrests. Once back in Denmark, he modernised the design by removing the elaborate carvings, and thus he created his own version with his customary geometrical precision. Yet he retained the most important feature: the broad armrests that give the chair its distinctive character. At The African Touch we have taken his original design of The Spanish Chair and improved on it. It has been raised to make it more comfortable for older persons. Mortice and tenon joints have been strengthened and the timber used to make the chair is very much harder and more durable than the original. Tough harness leather hand stitched and riveted gives it a strong, masculine character, and ensures that the chair ages beautifully. The straps allow the back to be tightened if needed, which means that you can sit securely and comfortably in this chair from day one – making it the most comfortable leather armchair to while away your leisure time reading a great book or chatting to friends.

Materials used

We generally build The Spanish Chair frame from Zambezi Teak, formerly known as Rhodesian Teak. This is a very hard and dense material. The result is that the frame is durable and exquisite, but quite heavy. A lacquer finish brings out the grain and colour beautifully, but is only recommended for indoor use. Outdoors an oil finish is best.

The cover we offer for the Spanish Chair is full thickness pure veg tanned bovine harness leather hand stitched and riveted for exceptional comfort and durability.

Uses of The Spanish Chair

The Spanish Chair is an exceptionally comfortable leather armchair. If you have never sat in one we recommend you do – you’ll be hooked! It is therefore ideal in any situation where a comfortable armchair is needed to read a book, view wildlife at your favourite waterhole or enjoy a sundowner. The broad armrests are so comfortable and ideal to place your drink glass or tea cup.

A great side table to go with The Spanish chair is the Campaign Folding Table

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Weight 15 kg
Dimensions 70 × 82 × 110 cm
Timber

1. Zambezi Teak, 2. African Mahogany

Seat сovers

Canvas double padded Karoo Khaki, Safari Harness Leather

Lacquered Product.

To protect your lacquered finish place furniture away from direct sunlight. 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.

Genuine Leather covers.

To protect and nourish your leather covers, we carry The African Touch Leather Food stocks in our outlets.

Firstly clean the leather with a damp cloth. Leather 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.

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 offer a 15 year warranty on your Spanish Chair frame 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.

For large orders we offer discounts. Please see the table below for the % offered.

Number of Spanish Chairs ordered % discount offered
10 10%
15 15%
20 20%

Prices include shipping to your nearest main port. Should you require shipment ‘Door to Door’ or to an isolated port we may need to update your quote depending on the extra cost. The price excludes fees at the port of entry (customs clearance, tax such as VAT etc).

We have developed a knock down version of the Spanish Chair that is ideal for either courier or airfreight to your nearest airport. It is very easy to put together with six bolts specially designed for connecting bed rails to headboards, so very strong indeed. The covers simply strap on with the tough leather belts. The whole is carefully packed in a super strong cardboard box with air-o-thene packing to ensure no damage in transit.

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Spanish chair components

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Detail of the bolts used

 

Questions? Call +27 73 080 5593