Victoria Falls Chair

R 4,600.00

This stunning Victoria Falls Chair is a celebration of our beautiful African Hardwoods and the delight of master joinery. The central focus is the carved wooden seat to which each leg is connected with a single timber dowel. As far as we are aware no chair has been designed and built like this before! For more detail on our Victoria Falls Chair please see the ‘Product details’ below.

Made to Order Delivery time will be advised
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.

Material

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’.

Uses

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.

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Weight7.5 kg
Dimensions50 × 44 × 90 cm
Finish

Lacquer, Oil

Timber

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

Your oiled Victoria Falls Chair receives two coats 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 re-apply whenever the finish looks faded or dry.

For a lacquered finish please apply a good furniture wax or polish. 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.

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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 see the table below for the % offered.

Number of Victoria Falls Chairs ordered% discount offered
1010%
2015%
3020%
Category: Chairs New

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