‘Next-door Café’ Chair, 1960s



Painted timber and leather
33.7 x 20.2 x 18.3 inches

LKR 200,000  |  USD 1000
Made to order
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The Next-Door Café was a curious venture by Geoffrey Bawa and his partner at Edwards, Reid,and Begg, Dr. K. Poologasundram, where a secret door through the office led to a restaurant 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 shows the influence of the Roorkhee Chair, a popular British Campaign Chair that was adapted by Kaare Klint as the Safari Chair in 1933.

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  • Full payment for the design/s and shipping is required to initiate production.
  • Customers are responsible for arrangement of shipping (via our shipping partner) from the Geoffrey Bawa Trust, Sri Lanka to destination of choice. Orders are subject to import fees based on country of destination.









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