SAFARI ROORKHEE CHAIR

Lightweight, compact, and portable, our handcrafted version of the Roorkhee Chair is designed to adjust to your body and terrain, making for a comfortable seat. With no fixed joinery, the chair is assembled with ease and breaks down completely in no time, making it the perfect addition to your outdoor adventure with durable canvas seating. 

Product Information

Made to order with solid New Zealand sourced wood

Planisol outdoor canvas

 Available in various wood types

 

Approximate Dimensions: H 75cm W 52cm D 52cm I Weight 3.2kg

 

$650 (NZ Dollar)

Made to Order

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Inspiration

This fascinating chair was developed in the final years of the 19th Century in the Indian town of Roorkhee/Roorkee by the Indian Army Corps of Engineers, which formed part of the British Army. The chair became a favourite piece of field furniture for the officers of the British Army and world explorers from the 1890s. The British Military Campaign required fast movement of troops over rough terrain, as with the Boer War of 1895-1903. It was easy to assemble and pack down for when troops were moving on.  It also allowed the officers to enjoy some comforts away from home because it was shockingly comfortable. In later years it has become a favourite piece of furniture on safaris, camping trips and in homes around the world. We were immediately intrigued not only by the unique functionality of the chair but also its aesthetics and history. Our chair is based on the plans by American Woodworker Christopher Swartz obtained from the Popular Woodworking Magazine October 2012.

Read our blog to find out more about how we use colour with outdoor canvas fabric. 

 

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