Shibui Furniture Collective

Collection № 01- Eponymous


Eponymous is a modern interpretation of the Appalachian seatings made with traditional post & rung construction methods. The form is based on the classic ladder back chair that has become an important part of chair history.

Much attention has been paid in the milling stage to maximise the amount of straightest grain available in a board. The inherent strength in straight grain wood makes it possible for reducing thickness in the posts and rungs giving it an elegant look. The seat is handwoven in reed(rattan splint) and back slats are pinned with wooden nails.

The ergonomics and geometry of the side chair encourages multiple seating positions. By resting fully into the back slats, the chair leans back allowing the user to 'rocking' mode. When recovering from rocking mode, the user's sitting position refreshes and sheds fatigue off from sitting too long in a static position.

Watch an introduction video of the side chair in action.

This series of seatings is designed with small living in mind. The small footprint makes it perfect for home where space is at a premium. Being extremely lightweight, they are easy to move around making them versatile in use. The flexibilty in the side chair gives a unique sitting experience a rigid chair will not be able to offer.

Both chair and stool pictured are in White Oak finished with Rubio Monocoat hardwax oil. Stool has been pre-treated with iron acetate for an ebonised look.

Timber Options: White Oak, Ash, Beech & Cherry.
Seat Options: Rattan splint, Binder cane & Cotton tape.

Lead time 5-7 weeks
Side Chair $1300 $1110 (for orders placed before 30th Nov 2020)
Stool $790

© 2014-2020 Shibui Furniture Collective. All rights reserved.