March 12, 2009

Roorkhee Chair

"The army needed a chair that was light in weight, highly portable, exceptionally strong, and very comfortable. In addition it had to be perfectly stable no matter how uneven and rough the terrain. This was achieved by constructing the chair from a series of turned teak wood parts which were fitted into each other loosely and were not glued, being held together by a combination of leather straps and leather or canvas seat and back. All this in a chair that can be assembled or disassembled in a matter of seconds and transported in a compact package 8"dia.x 30" long."
"More of this..." after the first pic.

A few places online that do some varying replicas. Kind of expensive it seems, but they are nice.