A continuing story

Not every piece of furniture is from Ikea and need fall apart.

The Ferguson chair is a well-loved piece of our office that’s feeling a little battered. It’s comfortable and sculptural, a workhorse since it was first used by Dr EW Ferguson as a library chair in the 1920s. Made in Australia from Queensland maple, it features sabre-backed legs, front turnings and brass studwork. The bucket is fully covered by a single piece of leather.

HAA has commissioned International Conservation Services to replace the original leather so that the chair can be enjoyed for many decades yet.

The Ferguson chair is a small slice of history, a beautiful piece of craftsmanship and a simple link to the past. It’s our daily reminder that well-made things can last beyond a liftetime with a little care and that everything has a story, even if the story is not always known.