Design and construction.
Richard Lowe is our chief designer. He wanted to build a chair that emphasised the unique quality and grain of the special hardwoods we find in the Victoria Falls region. He started with the idea of a thick slab of hardwood beautifully carved and rounded for the seat that would become the defining feature of the chair. The seat would provide a rigid platform on which to build the chair, doing away with the traditional leg braces and corner blocks.
The next problem was how to connect the legs to the Victoria Falls Chair seat. Here we came up with an ingenious though simple solution. The depth of the chair seat allowed us to drill 20mm holes into the seat and fix the legs in place with a 20mm timber dowel. The whole chair is held together with four neat dowels. As Leonardo da Vinci said: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”
The simple earthiness of the design is completed with the backrest of bound sail rope.
We offer The Victoria Falls Chair in three of the finest African Hardwoods. Zambezi Teak, African Bloodwood and African Mahogany. For more information on the timbers we use, please see our article ‘How it’s Made’.
The Victoria Falls Chair is undoubtedly a piece to be shown off. As a single chair at your Safari Desk or a set of chairs for a dining setting it will be stunning.
We will be coming up with a version with armrests, which will be ideal for a boardroom setting.
|Dimensions||50 × 44 × 90 cm|
1. Zambezi Teak, 2. African Mahogany, 4. African Bloodwood