This industrial leather chair is one of my favourites. And also, apparently yours as the stockist, our friends at Rockett St George find it hard to buy enough of them. But I wanted to show them to you today for one particular reason.
We have become so used to buying online and, very often these days, have to trust the internet for large pieces of furniture like sofas, as companies strive to keep costs down by doing away with showrooms altogether. Now I do understand that and it’s great to “cut out the middleman” and “pass the savings on” and all that, but sometimes, particularly when it comes to a chair, you need to sit on it. You really do.
Sometimes a chair that looks amazing just isn’t very comfortable (I’m looking at you Kartell Masters, which I have recommended before and have yet to find anyone who finds it a joy to sit on). And, while I can be as guilty as the next person of succombing to a drop of style over substance, you just can’t do it with a chair. Especially when you might need to park your behind on said chair for several hours at a time. Either because you throw such delightful dinner parties that no-one ever leaves, or because it doubles up as an office chair.
But help is at hand. Well a little help anyway, as last week Rockett St George launched its very first pop up store at Liberty. So when I went in to
drink cocktails investigate last week the first thing I did (well second if you’re counting the cocktail) was to sit in the bar stool version of this chair – well it seemed appropriate somehow.
And I can officially report that it is fantastically comfortable. I can also tell you that Jane Rockett herself has these chairs round her own kitchen table and just think of all the chairs she could have. Exactly. What more do you need. It’s £130, She likes ’em. I like ’em and now you can go and see them IN REAL LIFE and see if you like ’em too. Winning.