Traditional Orkney Chairs
Orkney chairs come from a tradition dating back centuries. Once a simple piece of furniture for islanders, these chairs are now the centrepiece of many modern homes across the world.
Originally created using driftwood collected from Orkney’s shoreline, nowadays the chairs can also be made from hardwoods like oak, walnut and ash. Each piece is crafted by hand, from the thirty-two frame joints to the chair back, made with local straw that’s individually prepared and woven into a continuous rope.
The entire process can take up to one hundred hours of work for a skilled craftsman. With more than a decade of experience, we rely on our eyes and our touch to create our chairs, just like the generations before us.
The end result is worth it. Our chairs are made to order and can be customised to fit each client too. The tradition of each family member having their own chair still exists as well - we can create pieces for gents, ladies, children and even infants.