August Sage Baker's Modern Safari Chair

$875
Fair Trade
Heritage
Sustainable

Only 2 in stock!

DESCRIPTION

Make a trendy style statement while investing in a future heirloom piece that will last many lifetimes. While preserving the iconic look of the original safari chair by . Kaare Klint in the early 1930's, this version has a modern appeal. Our partner, Rose & Fitzgerald designed the arms to be narrow and sharp, creating a stunning silhouette of clean angles. Adding additional one-of-the-kind finishes with solid brass hardware, meant to uniquely patina over time for a lived-in look. Made with quality thick buttery, tan leather—all materials that combine to inject warmth and nostalgia into any interior. To pay homage to the truly wonderful place from which the chair derives, each is accented with a Ugandan 500 Shillings coin. 

This chair is masterfully handcrafted in Uganda’s capital of Kampala. Emphasizing on quality skill and material, the frame is Mugavu wood, crafted and finished by a master-carpenter; heavy gauge pure brass for the hinges, hand-cut, buffed and polished by an in-house metal-smiths; and super sturdy yet supple leather from Kenya that will only get better with wear, hand-stitched by a group of talented seamstresses at Kampala-based Sseko Designs. From start to finish, each chair takes about two weeks to complete, utilizing the skill and touch of more than ten artisans all working in fair-trade environments. 

DETAILS

  • Dimensions: 24”H x 24”W x 21”D
  • Materials: Mugavu wood frame + Kenyan leather + pure brass hardware
  • Colors: Dark brown with a natural wood grain, caramel leather, gold brass hinges
  • Origin: Uganda
  • Note: This chair arrives fully assembled. All you have to do is push down on the sides of the seat to unfold the leather base
  • Due to the size of this product, item is not part of the flat rate shipping

CARE

To prevent leather from fading, limit exposure to direct sunlight or heat. Spot clean leather with a damp cloth or sponge and air dry. To protect and maintain the leather, we recommend using a leather conditioner as needed.

The brass pieces will develop a natural patina over time, but you can choose to keep them bright and shiny with standard brass polish. To avoid fingerprints, handle brass with a soft cloth.

Founded by sisters Rowena and Lily Lei, August Sage is a women-run company based in New Mexico and Washington State. Rowena and Lily design unique, modern pieces for the home, all handcrafted by artisan communities around the world. Each August Sage piece is 100% handmade and sourced through fair trade practices using natural and sustainable materials and processes. August Sage’s mission is to provide lasting economic opportunities to artisans, and to celebrate and preserve the unique and diverse heritage of the artisans they partner with. All artisan partners are paid living wages allowing them to provide for themselves, and afford healthcare and education for their families.

Fair Trade
Our Fair Trade international brand partners work with makers and artisans outside the US and are committed to paying living wages, providing safe and healthy working conditions, sourcing materials local to their region wherever possible, and implementing eco-friendly practices across their manufacturing processes.
Heritage
Heritage products draw from age-old techniques, traditions or art forms that are in decline or in danger of being lost forever. Made Trade curates these heritage products from around the world to support artisans creating these traditional crafts, to share their cultural heritage with the world and do our part to preserve these centuries-old techniques.
Sustainable
Our sustainable brand partners are committed to responsible sourcing and intentional design that creates minimal negative environmental impact. Some of their methods may include sustainably harvesting raw materials, upcycling/recycling used materials (such as plastic or dead stock fabrics), or using all natural, earth-friendly materials (such as plant and mineral-based dyes).

Domestic: Free shipping on all orders. 15 day return/exchange policy on all products, except furniture, lighting and oversized items. All furniture, lighting, oversized and discounted items are final sale.

International (outside the U.S.): Flat $29 shipping for all orders under 4 pounds. Flat $89 shipping for all orders over 4 pounds. Furniture is not eligible for international orders. All international orders are final sale.

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