Chair Stories

A series of books exploring the emotional relationship people have with chairs. Each book tells the story of one person and a chosen chair.

A chair is an object imbued with meaning that most other furniture is not” — Dr Adam Bowett (furniture historian).

The function of the chair is to hold a person, to provide support and comfort with a back, arms and legs. We use the same vocabulary to describe a chair as we do our bodies. We endow chairs with human values and each reveals something of the maker as well as the owner in the telling. Each has a different character, a different history and it is immediately resonant of the person to whom it belongs.