William Warren

London based product and furniture designer

upholstered sunray chair

This is an extremely comfortable arm chair for prolonged sitting. It is ideal for use in waiting areas or in places to relax, such as conservatories or librariarys.

The chair has a seat made from a single plank of Ash, carved into a comfortable bottom shape. Like the Sunray chair designed at the same time, the seat’s spindles all run into the lower rails of the chair, rather than the seat block, as they would in a traditional windsor chair. The back bow is formed by steaming long sections of green ash (not fully dried timber) before bending around a former.

The upholstery strips are jute webbing, which is a standard upholstery material, but normally hidden under springs, cushions and fabrics. In this chair the webbing is left exposed, woven in a three way pattern and joined to the lower rails and the upper bow.

This chair was designed during a weekend factory visit to Sitting Firm, a manufacturer of traditional windsor chairs near coventry, as an extension of the Bodging Milano project.

Please contact me directly if you are interested in buying one of these chairs.

3 Responses to “upholstered sunray chair”

  1. Colin Wickham says:

    Please can you tell me the dimensions, the price and the availability of your upholstered Sunray chairs. I live in central London, and am looking for two chairs.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Many thanks.

    Colin Wickham

  2. Helen Warren says:

    Hand on heart, I can honestly say that this is the most comfortable chair I have ever sat in. William kindly gave us the original and most evenings – when I am not out galavanting around – I spend sitting in this lovely chair.

  3. jane says:

    Hi Will, I’m looking for a comfy bedroom chair for snug winter reading. This is so tempting… might treat myself now I’ve got a new job. (Depends on the price tho).

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