Globe Chair - re-edition by Haldane Martin, Photo Justin Patrick
The Globe Chairᵀᴹ was originally designed by Norman Marshall in 1921, and was made in Durban until the early 1960’s. Everyone that sees the chair has a fond memory of a favourite grandmother using them in her kitchen. Its plain simplicity belies its real ingenuity, the unique bolt together assembly system. This incredibly strong assembly system and the durable solid bent wood frame is the reason that you still find these highly sought after chairs in use. I felt the chair deserved a second chance, and so I have put it back into production, having made one small patented improvement of hiding the assembly bolts and offering it in a variety of contemporary finishes, from raw beech to brightly coloured spray finishes.