This is a set of 6 gorgeous mid century dining chairs with fabric seat pads. Have a look at the shaping of the chair backs. The gentle curve of the back and the way the chair backs ‘flair’ out a little towards the top are both small design points that make these chairs easy-on-the-eye. Perfect for any living space, and with two carver style chair included, these beautiful chairs are made from teak and are a very stylish set of dining chairs. A perfect example of Mcintosh’s timeless style.
Scottish furniture manufacturer McIntosh is best known on the vintage market for their mid-century style furniture, particularly for teak cabinetry and sideboards. Founded in 1869 by Alexander Henry (A.H) McIntosh (1835-1919) in Kirkcaldy, Fife. The business quickly grew in size, requiring new, larger premises just a decade later. In 1879, McIntosh bought a new factory and opened Victoria Cabinet Works a year later.
Though little information regarding McIntosh’s early designs is available, it is known that the factory—like many British enterprises—joined the war effort during the First World War. With most workers (including the founder’s grandson, Henry) called up to enlist, the McIntosh factory began manufacturing airplane wings and other parts for the duration of the war. During this time, Alexander Henry’s son Thomas Wishart McIntosh (1861–1933), headed the family business from London, where McIntosh had established an office.
Despite an aesthetic that could be mistaken as Danish modern, the company marketed itself, both at home and abroad, as a proud Scottish firm that utilized traditional processes and that employed local, highly-skilled cabinetmakers. The McIntosh label, which survives on many 1950s and 1960s pieces, shows the Scottish thistle and crown, a long-time symbol of Scotland. From 1948 until 1983, Tom Robertson worked as head designer for the firm; creating his most notable design, the teak Dunvegan sideboard (1960s) known for its sculpted handles.
The Chairs are sturdy and strong and the solid teak frames are is very nice condition. Naturally, the seat pads show signs of use (see photo). You may choose to shampoo the seat pads, recover them or use them as they are. You’re choice!
W50cm x D52cm x H92cm – Seat Height : 45cm (Carver chairs are a little wider than the standard chairs)