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 whisky making.
The bespoke chair is hand-crafted in oak wood, a crucial ingredient for the maturation of the prestigious single malt whisky. A dram can be nestled comfortably on the chair’s arm. The seat is made of selected Aberdeen Angus leather steeped in oak bark via a natural process carried out by the only remaining oak tannery in the UK.
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. I have used a similar, hand-crafted approach to my own production methods for this unique dram chair”. Says Gareth Neal to Archipanic.
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The project was commissioned by The Glenlivet Scotch Whisky through The New Craftsmen, which represent and sell the work of some of the UK 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.
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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