Hand crafted using sustainably sourced materials, and woven in the Orkney Isles using the centuries-old technique of weaving oat straw into chair backs, the beautiful Scapa Chair combines this process with a purposefully contemporary European oak or ash timber frame (referencing some key features of traditional Orkney chairs) available as a rocker or fixed sled base.
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The frame is contemporary but references some key features of traditional Orkney chairs, including the vertical spars that extend from the foot of the chair up to the top and to which the straw layers are attached. Scapa Chair spars are designed to be longer and thinner than usual, enabling them to flex more in use and allow the woven element to give more as the user relaxes into the chair.
The seat is unusual for Orkney chairs and combines reference to an adzed and pull shaved Windsor chair seat.