Officer’s mess chair
The creator and manufacturer of eclectic furniture, RhubarbLondon has announced its latest design, The Officer’s Mess Chair. Fashioned in signature RhubarbLondon style, this statement piece is not only a functional furniture design but also a piece of historical artwork, guaranteed to be a conversation starter amongst guests and friends.
Using original archive sources, RhubarbLondon’s founder Shaun Brownell scours the world for original uniforms, vintage fabrics and historical artefacts to create his one-off chair designs.
Starting life as a late Victorian hall chair, the design’s original wood frame has been restored and swathed in an original vintage Army Mess Dress, traditionally worn by British Army officers and senior non-commissioned officers to formal evening events. Each element of the uniform has been expertly cut and tailored to fit the individual parts of the chair, including the trousers, tunic and all the original military regalia associated with the outfit. The royal red and black fabric is complemented by touches of gold seen in the authentic applique arm badge, front buttons and breast badges, complemented alongside the chair’s original turned wooden legs that are tipped with solid brass castors and finished in a polished black lacquer. Completing the chair’s look, a compulsory black dickie bow tie is adorned to the neckpiece, creating a characterful finishing touch.
Before you add one to your birthday present list though, be warned that the price is an eye-watering £3,400. More details at www.rhubarblondon.com.
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