Furniture

SPINDLE CHAIR & STOOLS

Since its release in 2013, the Spindle Chair’s distinctive silhouette has appeared in a vast array of celebrated commercial and residential interiors. The phenomenally successful piece was inspired by a visit to Louis Kahn’s Exeter Library. Designer Craig Bassam’s imagination was ignited when he noticed the traditional utilitarian chair juxtaposed against the powerful geometry of Kahn’s building. Seduced by its elemental simplicity, Bassam realized an updated spindle back chair would fit perfectly within the BassamFellows ‘Craftsman Modern’ aesthetic.

The BassamFellows Spindle Chair offers a new take on the classic piece, a descendent of the classic English Windsor Chair. One first notices its weightless quality, which Bassam achieved by using metal for the chair’s legs and spindles, giving the illusion of two floating surfaces. This contemporary reboot makes the spindles less prominent, evoking a less rustic, 21st century setting for the chair.

A counterpoint to the metal spindles is the chair’s timber elements, including an ultra-comfortable ergonomic seat carved from solid wood. Given its updated minimal silhouette, ultra-light materiality and concern for comfort, it’s the kind of chair you can envision in many contexts.

For Salone 2015 BassamFellows introduced the Spindle Chair in counter and barstool formats. The weightless looking Spindle Counter and Bar Stools possess robust metal legs complemented by a low-back wooden backrest and an ultra-comfortable ergonomic seat carved from solid wood. Ideal for work or play, the Spindle Counter and Bar Stools elevate a modern essential.

The Spindle Counter and Bar Chairs recast their predecessor’s dimensions in modern, highly comfortable counter and bar heights. Once again, the illusion of two floating surfaces has been created by the use of metal for the chair’s legs and spindles and an elegantly carved backrest and armrest. Both versions feature commercial grade swivel returns, giving them broad application for a range of settings, notably London’s all-brass Le Chabanais Restaurant.

Whether it’s a chair, counter or bar stool, the BassamFellows Spindle Series is distinguished by its seductive, elemental simplicity.

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CB-28 Spindle Side Chair in carved solid Walnut and satin brass plate with CB-325 Spoke Dining Table in carved solid Walnut.

JAI ODELL

The BassamFellows Spindle Chair provided the blue-print for a sophisticated new wooden Counter Stool (shown in walnut and brass).

MAX ROMMEL

The Spindle Counter and Bar Stools feature commercial grade swivel returns, giving them broad application for a range of settings, notably London’s all-brass Le Chabanais Restaurant.

MAX ROMMEL

The distinctive CB-28 Spindle Side Chair, shown in carved solid Walnut and brass, is a modern interpretation of a furniture staple.

MATTEO MENDIOLA

Designed to last; Counter Stools possess robust metal legs complemented by a low-back wooden backrest and an ultra-comfortable ergonomic seat carved from solid wood.

MATTEO MENDIOLA

Since its release in 2013, the Spindle Chair’s distinctive silhouette has appeared in a vast array of celebrated commercial and residential interiors.

MATTEO MENDIOLA

The Spindle Counter and Bar Chairs recast their predecessor’s dimensions in modern, highly comfortable counter and bar heights.

LEAD IMAGE

In ebonized ash, the BassamFellows Spindle chair exudes elemental simplicity; with its distinctive silhouette, it has become a modern furniture classic.

Photography Jai Odell

DIMENSIONS

CB-28 Spindle Side Chair

W 22 1/2” D 20 1/4” H 29” SH 17 5/8” AH 25 1/2
W 57.2cm D 51.4cm H 73.7cm SH 44.8cm AH 64,8cm

CB-282 Spindle Low Back Counter Stool

W 19” D 19 1/2” H 28 3/8” SH 24 1/4”
W 48.2cm D 49.5cm H 72cm SH 61.5cm

CB-283 Spindle Low Back Bar Stool

W 19” D 19 1/2” H 34 1/8” SH 30”
W 48.2cm D 49.5cm H 86.7cm SH 76.2cm

CB-284 Spindle Counter Chair

W 22 1/4” D 21 3/8” H 35 3/8” SH 24 1/4” AH 31 3/4”
W 56.5cm D 54.3cm H 89.8cm SH 61.5cm AH 80.7

CB-285 Spindle Bar Chair

W 22 1/4” D 21 3/8” H 41 1/8” SH 30” AH 37 1/2”
W 56.5cm D 54.3cm H 104.5cm SH 76.2cm AH 95.3

MATERIALS

Carved solid Walnut, Oak, Ash or Ebonized Ash.
Base Options: Black Powder Coat, Brushed Nickel, or Satin Brass.

Design 2012, 2014

MATTEO MENDIOLA