I found Roan Barrion via a link to his old blog that pointed to a newer Tumblr blog and eventually to Roan’s website which features his Z series Wingchair.
Roan Barrion is a furniture and object designer based in Canada. His work has been featured in Architectural Digest and Bo Bedre, and in exhibition in Paris and across Canada. Before founding his own design practice, he spent nearly two decades in the furniture industry, the majority as a specialist in 20th Century design and decorative arts. His online gallery was one of the first in Canada to offer works by Charlotte Perriand, Jean Prouve, Alexandre Noll, Gio Ponti and Gino Sarfatti. Among his notable finds were a rare set of Eames splints produced by Artek, uncovering a previously unknown collaboration between Eames and Aalto. In 2014 he founded Roan Barrion Design,
Maybe it is time to pay more attention to more comfy than flashy chairs. My main reason is that when in the evening I’m taking a seat after working hard, it is in a comfy wing chair which is made to measure already over 40 years ago. Currently it is in its third life with its third upholstery.
Another reason is I’m still surprised after my visit of the Vitra factory in Weil am Rhein, Germany, some time ago, there are hardly any comfy chairs that Vitra produces apart from the Eames Lounge chair….
A third reason is I just found a UK based chair company “The Odd Chair Company” via Twitter. They have an amazing number of photo’s of various classic chairs, including Wingchairs.
Handmade Furniture. Our Story.
The Odd Chair Company and Victoria James are fine furniture makers of classic, contemporary and bespoke furniture in the UK today.
Established over 50 years ago, the family run business prides themselves on making the finest furniture and offering clients an exceptional service. The furniture is made passionately by time served craftsmen at their own workshops in the north west of England.
They offer a design service for both Interior Designers and private clients, produced from your own drawings or maybe just an idea you have. However you wish to send an idea over they can create a unique design for you.
The company also specialises in replicating fine antique upholstery by hand making a chair or sofa from an original design to make an identical pair or a set
All furniture is manufactured at the workshops based at the head office, which also houses the timber workshop and fabric library
One advantage of the William and Mary Wingchair is its relative height. A disadvantage is the seat is not reclining and the back is a bit straight….so it iss a nice wingchair, but maybe not so comfy.
Stay tuned. I’ll be paying more attention to the Wingback.