Ian Birchall Country Urban Chair
After collecting antique chairs for some time now, it is unusual that I am so attracted to a modern chair designed and made by Collingwood artist and craftsman Ian Birchall.
However, when you consider the inspiration for this country urban chair, perhaps it is not such a surprise.
The chair’s design reminds me of a Scandinavian mid-century piece with its’ beautiful steam-bent lines and its’ Viking strength. The chair’s construction reminds me of the great English Arts and Crafts furniture makers. It is that well made.
Ian has designed a chair that will suit downtown or rustic settings as the name implies. What will surprise you is the comfort of this chair.
In the antiques game you often fantasize about going back in time and meeting some of the all-time great furniture makers…watching them go through the creative process as they come up with something for the ages.
We have such a craftsman in our midst and he has created such a chair.
You can see this chair in our Clarksburg store.