By tradition, the Orkney warming chair served dual purposes. With its structured panel sides and dense rush weave, it protected from bitter winter winds and rains that blew through drafty cottages. Shorter legs kept seats low to the ground to avoid rising smoke that gathered in the small main rooms. Our reproduction highlights those traditional features, replacing driftwood framing for Philippine mahogany. Hand-woven fronds are dense and follow artisanal patterns of distinctive rows that are then attached with abaca rope for support. Generous in size, it will keep little ones comfortable in play areas while adults can enjoy seating at the hearth from a new perspective.
Reproduction of Classic Furniture
Our Orkney chairs are a reproduction of a classic furniture style that begun in the Orkney Islands off the coast of Scotland.
Suitable for Indoor Use
Materials: Philippino Mahogany, ABACA Rope
Intricately hand woven back of fronds is attached to the Philippino mahogany hardwood frame with abaca rope. The seat is also framed with the mahogany and has a woven ABACA rope seat.
Available Frame Finishes: 19