Chairs Design

Chairs are the most interesting of all the objects we might make for our clients. This shows the first in a series of chair design seminars taken by David Savage. Here we are looking at the historical development of the chair from primitive stool to “Sack back” Windsor chair and considering the technology required to produce them.


David established Rowden Atelier in 1995, a now world renowned fine woodworking school. Discover Rowden, the woodworking courses, and the work that students go on to do.

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It is where you will now find all the information about our renowned fine woodworking courses, our ethos, and why our students go on to do so many great things. This site remains dedicated to the designs and work, of Rowden’s Founder; David Savage. If you are looking for our woodworking courses, please click here.