The Box Orkney Chair, a brand new design for 2006, is based on the traditional ‘poor mans’ Orkney chair which was build by fishermen from reclaimed driftwood creel boxes. Since they couldn’t afford the premium put on imported timber from south, they would take a worn out creel box from the shore for the base, find some old rods for the uprights and stitch a straw back onto it by hand. The small rocker on the base gives a slight, pleasing movement.
Like all the old Orkney chairs, the seat is placed low to the ground to avoid smoke from the peat fire burning in the middle of the homestead. The solid seat can be hinged to allow storage inside the base of the chair.
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