Bodleian Reader's Chair

£1,695.00
Product Code: GT2030
Our handsome and contemporary new Reader's Chair is another piece in the making of the Bodleian's long and rich history. Designed and crafted for Bodleian readers in the Weston Library, 2015, especially for long periods of sitting.

The Bodleian Libraries Chair is a stunning piece of furniture, made from a collaboration with designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby and UK furniture manufacturer Isokon Plus.

The chair was selected from an impressive list of entries to win the 'Bodleian Libraries Chair Competition' and is only the third new chair developed specifically for the Bodleian since 1756.

The three-legged oak chair is a contemporary response to the brief which combines a strong sense of craft heritage, sculptural form and complex reader requirements. Barber Osgerby identified the rear view of the chair as critical to the concept of the design – the most visible aspect when the chair is in situ. A strong vertical timber, resembling the spines of books on shelves, forms one of the three legs that attaches to the sled base. This circular construction produces a strong yet remarkably light oak chair.

The Bodleian Libraries Chair was also recently announced as the winner of the Icon Awards 2014 Furniture Design of the Year.

This chair is for collection only, or we are happy to liase with your courier.
Please contact us on 01865 277001 or customerservice@bodleianshop.com if you would like to discuss further.
Made from light oak and Muirhead leather produced in Scotland and hand-upholstered in London.
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