This item is currently on backorder. 16 to 18 weeks
Strong and elegant, sharp and curved, thick and thin — the Mantis is sturdy and solid, yet visually light. Designer Craig Bassam conceived the chair to be a new American classic, an object that possessed measurable gravitas and wasn’t overly indebted to the classic dining chairs associated with mid-century Europe.
From certain angles, the Mantis Chair feels almost like a piece of sculpture. Carved entirely from solid wood, it is a new alternative to the classic and indestructible courthouse chair. Unlike many of its predecessors, however, comfort is at the forefront, with a commodious, ergonomically shaped seat. A hand-stitched leather cushion can be added to amplify both comfort and luxury.
True to BassamFellows’ luxurious but authentic vision, each chair is unique and finishes never mask the natural beauty of the wood. Hence, the solid wood patinas beautifully with age (joints reinforced by steel pins ensure strength and durability) and each chair will last generations - a true 21st century heirloom.
While the Mantis may be thought of as an exotic species, this chair tends to look right at home wherever it is placed, both in contemporary and traditional interiors, and residential and contract applications. It’s no surprise that the striking piece has registered with architects and editors.
Seat Height: 448mm
Arm Height: 670mm
This product is covered by a 2-year conditional warranty.
Our operations are carbon neutral. The local and international freight we organise to deliver this product to you will be offset through the purchase of Verified Carbon Standard carbon credits.
Australian-born Craig Bassam is an architect, an interior designer, a furniture designer, and a product designer.
The title creative director fits Scott Fellows perfectly. He is that rare individual who combines expertise in business and brand strategy, a keen eye for design and product, and a penchant for communication. Fellows has created strategic visions and led product development for some of the world’s best brands.