Inspired by connoisseurial whisky Glenlivet Nàdurra, master of modern craftsmanship Gareth Neal designed a hand crafted chair made in oak, leather and copper that reflects the spirit and the heritage of whiky making.
The chair is entirely bespoke and hand-crafted in the oak which is crucial to the maturation of the prestigious single malt whisky. A dram can be nestled comfortably on the chair’s arm, while the seat comprises selected Aberdeen Angus leather steeped in oak bark via a natural process carried out by the only remaining oak tannery in Great Britain.
Copper rivets, mirroring the copper stills used in the whisky production process, ensure that the chair powerfully withstands the test of time.
“As a design maker my core values are people, process and place. Spending time with the handful of people who make The Glenlivet Nàdurra and witnessing first-hand the time-honoured processes that are used to create this fine whisky was truly inspiring, and I have used a similar, hand-crafted approach to my own production methods for this unique dram chair.
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The project was commissioned by The Glenlivet Nàdurra through The New Craftsmen, who represent and sell the work of some of Britain’s finest craft makers. The Glenlivet Nàdurra is made using traditional methods from the nineteenth century.
Gareth Neal is a London-based furniture maker with a unique approach to design; through material inventiveness, curiosity and reinterpretation, he has helped to shape a new era within the context of design and craft. Gareth’s work ranges from individual pieces for the international collectors market, to bespoke commissions for private clients, & the design of production pieces for industry.
The New Craftsmen works to promote and sell craftsmanship from the British Isles, from a selection of Britain’s finest makers, working in textiles, silverware, furniture, ceramics, jewellery, glassware and beyond.
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Chivas Brothers is the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard – the world’s co-leader in wine and spirits. Chivas Brothers is the global leader in luxury Scotch whisky and premium gin.
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