Darwin Armchair

£640
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Darwin Armchair
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Dave trained in design and fine furniture at Rycotewood College and has become well recognised for his traditional variations of the Windsor chair. Together with other furniture designers Dave has evolved traditional chairmaking to develop Modern Windsors, greatly renewing interest in this traditional British craft.  The Darwin armchair encapsulates this evolution of windsor chair making, taking a tradional British design and bringing it into the 21st century.

Hand Made in Great Britain


- Made from responsibly sourced hardwood, solid ash, oak or walnut

- Available in a range of British country classic painted colours

- Option to have a bespoke chair colour made to order

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Back Height 77
Depth 45
Seat Height 47
Width 57
Seat Dimensions 43 x 43 Inner Dimensions

Designer David Green has used his expertise in traditional chair making to develop a successful collection of contemporary Windsor chairs.   The Darwin Chair is hand crafted in sustainabley sourced solid hardwood using traditional materials and techniques adapted to 21st century standards of design and quality. 

It is not clear when the first Windsor Chairs were made. It is known that, as early as the 16th century, wheelwrights started coping out chair spindles in the same way they made wheel spokes. The design was probably a development of West Country, Welsh and Irish 'stick-back' chairs, but the evidence on origin is not certain.  It is thought that the first Windsor chair made its appearance in the county of Buckinghamshire, where the main centre of production eventually moved to High Wycombe. By the 18th century steam-bending was being used to produce the characteristic bow of the Windsor chair. The first chairs made this way were shipped to London from the market town of Windsor. 

The Darwin armchair, inspired by tradition is still hand made in the Heart of England using the same craftsmanship, but with a modern design twist.

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