Manufacturer / Retailer: EQ3
Materials: Beech hardwood
Legend has it that King George III, stumbled upon a unique little chair while seeking refuge at a peasant cottage during a storm. He was given a simple yet elegant, spindle-back chair to sit on. It impressed him so much that he took the design back to his castle in Windsor to be reproduced. The humble beginnings of this beloved “Windsor chair” were later perfected in colonial America, but over time it spread throughout North America, and into the workshops and homesteads of rural Canada.
The Windsor chair is one of the most iconic furniture pieces of all time. It has survived countless iterations and is still inspiring designers to this day. This modern interpretation of the ubiquitous Windsor chair by Matthew Kroeker, has a continuous steam-bent back and arm rail, which streamlines the chair and improves the structure. The slender wooden dowel construction gives it a delicate visual quality, while the straight spindles and absence of ornament take this age-old object into the present day.
About EQ3 Assembly
From the west coast to the east coast, Assembly features ten Canadian designers bringing their unique point of view to a new collection of home furnishings and accessories. Separately each piece reflects its maker, together their diversity defines a new national design identity.