Tearoom club chair 

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2018




The inspiration for the Tearoom chair comes from Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Willow Chair, created for the Willow Tearooms in Glasgow in 1904. Like many of Mackintosh’s furniture designs, the Willow Chair –while undoubtedly beautiful – is more about visual impact than comfort, its unusual dimensions making it more of a sculptural installation than a piece of usable furniture. Seeing this untapped potential, I wanted try and to evolve the essence of the Willow Chair to create a more fully resolved product.

The resulting Tearoom Club Chair is imbued with elegant yet strict femininity, and balances the fascinating, curving silhouette with a construction and materials selected for comfort. It’s easy to spend a long time sitting in the Tearoom Club Chair which, while being supremely inviting, stops short of being overly casual.

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