A chair was always on the list for Coolican & Company. The design process is always interesting and for this chair it was no different.
For inspiration we took a good hard look at Shaker design. Their furniture evolves comfortably into a modern context and the more we explore it, the more we see the brilliance of it. While it has been interpreted before, we feel we want to do more than just pay homage to Shaker, but rather get to the core of what makes this honest design so appealing.
So with that influence, we focused on simplicity, comfort, strength and functionality. After several incarnations, tweaks and redesigns, the Madison chair was born.
The chair is made of Ontario white oak, blackened in a time tested process. As with all of our pieces, durability is of primary importance. All joints are glued and pegged, with the backrest the pegs are done in a brass peg to illustrate the process. The seat is furnished in a strong and beautiful Danish cord, designed by Donna Kim (she truly is a master).
Great as a dining chair or as occasional chair, the Madison chair will make its official debut at IDS16 in January. However, we are offering a presale discount to those who want to be first to purchase this chair.