Years ago, in 7th grade shop class, I had the vision for a wood project that involved a chair. Most students were creating chessboards, but I decided to take on a far more ambitious project of building a chair. I researched and contemplated the wood choice, the design, the joinery and other details that took me down a path of building a chair over the course of the year long class. I didn’t realize this chair project would someday take on a life of its own.
The original chair included internal dowels and was made of solid ash. The edges of the legs didn't line up perfectly, and hence you will notice our logo has an offset 7. The original version has been upholstered a few times, but it still sits in my office today. One of the pictures on the website is of the original chair.
The passion and inspiration I channeled into that chair is not common in the furniture industry today — where the landscape is dominated by large companies whose production is located outside of the US. I decided to create an alternative. It was time to bring our Chair to life. By designing and building in-house, and engaging with customers directly, our goal is to provide incredible quality, killer design and fabric customization that is worthy of keeping for generations. We think that when you’re shopping for furniture, the furniture should choose you.
We believe in the pride that comes from working hard to create something from scratch. Our chair has a design patent and every chair we sell has been made with meticulous care and detail. We are focused on limited production, numbered pieces that will complement any built environment.
We were founded on a remarkably simple concept: to offer designer chairs, crafted and produced in our own backyard. We hope that the creative energy that we have given to our furniture, finds its way into your built environment.
Designed & produced in East Austin.
Springdale General | 1023 Springdale Road, Building 8, Suite F | Austin, Texas 78721
This is just the beginning of the tale. Find your chair, bring it into your universe and make it a part of your own story.