George Stacking Chair
The George Chair is an elegant and strong stackable chair, handcrafted and designed to be used in everyday life, from cafes, restaurants and meeting rooms to your own home.
Utilising full mortise and tenon joinery rather than dowels and drawing upon experience and material knowledge keep strength and material thickness where needed and pare back where possible. The back legs, backrest and seat slats are all steam bent which allows the profiles to be kept slim, lightweight and with flex, whilst retaining all the strength of the wood. The steam bending process not only retains strength in bent forms, but minimises wasted timber associated with other methods.
Inspired by a 1944 George VI military Chair that came in for repair. The original had seen a lot of history and had gone through various changes, with the arms being removed and amateur upholstery badly damaging the seat. The seat slats and the unusual flared shape to the seat left after the removal of the arms, were the starting point for the George chair. The similarly slatted Coventry Chair designed by Dick Russell in 1962, led to the idea of a stackable chair.
George Stacking Chair is available in Ash, Olive Ash or Oak with a slightly whitened oil finish for Ash and a clear matt oil finish for Oak as standard options. You can get in touch here.
Grain pattern and colour may vary, these are characteristics of working with natural wood.
Made to order, please allow 10-12 weeks.
Listed here are the main species of timber that we use along with naturally derived treatments and finishes we use with them. The grain colour and tone can vary considerably even within the same species so these images are just for a guide, but we have tried to select a good representation of what is available.
For more detailed images visit our Wood Options & Finishes page here.