I love the Royal Oak, in Swallowcliffe, for which I designed these barstools. I had particular village characters in mind with this design, all of whom duly obliged and took willing and glorious possession. They work as perch benches at the bar, in the kitchen and anywhere else waiting for you to do the same. Robust and comfortable work-a-day chic. Half height version is available.
The seats, like the benches, have a counter intuitive convex curve for the seat. I had observed that most conventional chair seats had a cup-shape curve the upturn of which provided little comfort and prescribed which way you sat upon it. The important bit was the size and drop of the convex curve. I ran with that and our solution allows you to sit facing either way in comfort. The important bit was the size and drop of the convex curve. I ran with that and our solution allows you to sit facing either way in comfort.
Strength and Comfort
With all our benches we have kept faith with our mantras of ‘strength and comfort’ & ‘seemingly simple – sculpturally sensual’. They are as comfortably suited for a lengthy sojourn around the dining table, as they are good looking enough to live in the hallway or elsewhere, as a convenient place to do up your laces.