Wycombe's many uses
As a piece to break up a room full of upholstery isn’t Wycombe’s only purpose in life. It can also offer a firmer sit should that be what one of your guests would prefer. And it’s quite neat in size too, making it the perfect armchair for a bedroom’s corner, a hallway or even a bathroom (where the absence of fabric makes it doubly practical).
The materials: oak
Oak’s sense of tradition together with its distinctive (but not too knotty) grain make it our go-to timber. Naturally durable when it comes to knocks, we’ve further protected the oak from spills with IsoGuard® – our oil-based formula that doesn’t mask the timber’s character. You can find out more about that here.
The materials: woven paper cord
Traditionally, rush is the material of choice for woven seats like the ones in our Wycombe collection. But, for ours, we’ve chosen to use a cord material made from wood pulp paper. Paler and more uniform in colour than rush, this paper cord complements Wycombe’s light oak and clean lines (it was also favoured by mid-century designers such as Hans J Wegner for his Wishbone chair, and so is often known as Danish cord). It’s just as strong and durable as natural rush, and we’ve coated it in wax that makes it spill resistant – don’t worry, this won’t come off on clothes.
Made from timber Wycombe might be, but we’ve worked hard to make it as comfy as possible. So, for instance, its seat is generously wide so you’re not pressed up against the side rails, while the rush is actually quite springy and forgiving. The backrest is also curved and slightly reclined, with vertical spindles that fit around (not cut across) your spine, while the arms widen out, so they’re comfy to lean on too.
A styling tip or two
If you’re using Wycombe in your living room, it can be a lovely idea to position it with its back to the television or fireplace. It’s short enough not to get in the way, and will stop the layout feeling as if everything is facing in one direction. Or, use a pair to balance out a sofa. It’s also a great vehicle for textiles, so make the most of that with a scatter cushion on top or a small throw over the arm.
The design story
Our Wycombe collection (which also includes dining room seating) draws inspiration from all sorts of sources, but the main one is the honest country style of the Arts & Crafts movement, particularly William Morris’ Sussex chairs. There’s also a Scandinavian sense of minimalism, and in the case of this armchair, references to the elegant, low-level seating of Japan.
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