School Chair

Part of our Orphanage series of repurposed chairs. The school chairs are a reinterpretation of the standard tube chair made in Western Ontario and ubiquitous for the past 6o years in church basements and factory cafeterias. We saved a batch from a defunct felt factory which were in very poor condition. With the addition of wood reinforcements and other elements we've given them new life for a new setting. The scratches in the paint expose the metal and show its history of useful tenure, marks of character that add charm to the piece. We have reinforced the frame with the application of solid wood braces as new legs. Some of the chairs have been instilled with a new vibrancy with powder coating. 

Augmented with responsibly harvested walnut and upholstered with leather off-cuts.

Bright red school chair transformed into a rocker with responsibly harvested walnut.

School chair converted into a bar stool with responsibly harvested walnut legs, wool recycled felt padding.


Designed 2010


Solid wood frames available in a variety of responsibly sourced hardwoods including ash, maple, walnut and white oak.

Metal frame can retain weathered patina with brown paint or can be powder coated in various colours. 

Seat available in the following: 

- Upholstered with 100% wool fabric from Kvadrat’s Divina line. Various colours

- Upholstered with salvaged leathers sewn together in patchwork. Various colours

- Live edge solid wood to match wood frame

- Recycled 19mm felt - dark grey