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NOW in store! Iconic Safari Chairs, by Michael Hirst, Australia. 17 November, 2012

NOW in store! Iconic Safari Chairs, by Michael Hirst, Australia.NOW in store! Iconic Safari Chairs, by Michael Hirst, Australia.NOW in store! Iconic Safari Chairs, by Michael Hirst, Australia.

 

HISTORY OF THE SAFARI CHAIR

 

Inspired by the 'campaign furniture' of the 19th century & designed by Army engineers to be used by British Army Officers in India, from 1898 to the start of WWII.

They needed a light weight chair that could be folded up & carried around easily & loaded onto a pack horse.  It also needed to be comfortable & to be used on uneven terrain.

Later many furniture designers including Kaare Klint & Arne Norell created their own iconic versions.  The lines are clean, minimal & rustic.

We have several available instore now, by Australian furniture manufacturer Michael Hirst (C1960), who worked in Hawthorn from 1954-1982.

We're having a chair SALE!! 15 November, 2012

We're having a chair SALE!!

Get in quick, they won't last long!

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