Next door Chair 1

The Next-Door Café was a curious venture by Geoffrey Bawa and his partner at the Edwards Reid and Begg, Dr. K. Poologasundaram, where a secret door through the office (now the Paradise Road Gallery Café) led to a restaurant housed in an old colonial house. The café was infused with the sensibilities of Europe in the 1960s, and the lighting and furniture was designed in-house. While the political circumstances did not allowing any imports, ideas were still moving freely – this chair, which is in fact a prototype of the chair that ended up in the café, perhaps show the influence of the Roorkhee Chair, a popular British Campaign Chair that was adapted by Kaare Klimt as the Safari Chair in 1933.

1'10" x 1'10" H 2'8"
Leather, Timber
4–6 weeks production

Price Upon Request


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