The mid-century Ben Chair was originally designed in the 1960s in Frome, Somerset. They are now being carefully reproduced by a well-renowned chair making factory in the Czech Republic.
Made with beech wood, it has a stylish sweeping curve in the bentwood arms. A compact design made comfortable with an upholstered curved backrest.
Available in three different colours, which can dramatically change the look of the Ben Chair: a light natural beech, with a warm honey-toned stain or a walnut stain. This one has a honey-coloured stain. Get in touch to discuss your desired finish.
This is upholstered in ‘Myrtle’, a sumptuous, deep pile, cotton velvet from British fabric supplier Lewis & Wood.
We chose this soft shade of green, but the full range of velvets comes in a glorious range of colours.
Made-to-order Ben Chairs
This is an example of a Ben Chair in our Group C fabric range. We have organised the fabric choices into three groups at three different price points and are more than happy to help you choose.
Group C includes different ranges of upholstery cloth from small-batch, hand screen-screen printed patterned linens and cottons to sumptuous cotton velvets, washed slubby heavy linens, textured and patterned woollen weaves and double cloths. If you are working towards this price point please get in touch and we can show you the range of natural upholstery cloth we can offer. Samples available on request.
Please email Nicky at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss and commission your very own Ben Chair.