Over many centuries the folding chair was considered one of the most important pieces of furniture and a prized status symbol. In ancient civilizations folding stools/ chairs were used not merely for sitting but also for ceremonial use. Among the most significant examples of egyptian furniture is the wooden folding stool, originating in the middle kingdom (2000-1500 B.C.), it was made from two straight interlocking frames with a leather seat. It is said that it was first developed as a portable chair for the commanding officer in the army.
Our version is handmade from UK grown ash with a good thick profile to avoid breakage. Topped with a tough 16oz 100% cotton canvas, height adjustable seat and stainless steel pivots.
This uses our wood and canvas outcuts from making the tree tents and Gridshell structures,” says Thawley. “At the Sussex campsite there’s a crate which, at the end of the year, is full of broken plastic chairs and tables. This will keep its charm and functionality as it gets older. It’s the sort of thing you’d find in your granddad’s shed and it would still work.
Perfect for your camp trip or for use at home. Finished with a mix of beeswax and linseed oil and available in red or olive canvas.
Please note the majority of our products are handmade to order and so will incur a short leadtime while we create them specially for you. This usually takes about 3-5 days but if you need a certain delivery date get in touch and try our best to help out.
100% Cotton Canvas seat fabric.
UK grown, sustainably sourced Ash.
Stainless Steel fixings.