Our Cheeky Chair Story
I started Cheeky Chairs a few years ago from our barn in Kent. It came from a belief that I wasn't alone in looking for beautifully crafted dining chairs and bar stools that would fit perfectly in my home.
We started small with our carefully chosen models in just a few designer fabrics and colours. We have since grown the brand to offer a luxury made-to-order service with an array of designer fabric and colour combinations.
The Beauty in a carved chair
My Cheeky Chair story starts with a life-long love for carved wood-framed chairs that I acquired from my Dad. He had an incredible collection of 18th and 19th century chairs created by traditionally skilled craftsmen and an encyclopaedic knowledge to go with it. I have always felt that carved or framed chairs are the unsung heroes of the household. All too often banished to a dark hallway, a spare bedroom or hidden under a dining table. Worse still, they are blandly dressed to blend and coordinate rather than to shine. A Cinderella-esque fate to stay in the background rather than be the Belle of an interiors Ball.
What is overlooked is the beautiful elegance in their carved shape – be it the line of their back, the curve of their leg or a flick to their ankle. There is nothing like the feel of smooth wood, the depth of natural grain. And when you combine highly skilled joinery with a meticulously upholstered seat using traditional, natural materials and stuffings, a carved chair becomes a creature of comfort as well as a creature of beauty.
Designer Fabric and Colour
I launched Cheeky Chairs to marry my passion for carved wood chairs with my love of British designer fashion. I wanted to champion the emerging renaissance in British textiles and showcase the British designers creating stunning prints and weaves using natural materials and traditional craft skills.
Never has there been such an array of fabulous fabrics to choose from. These vibrant creations by some of our best designers are central to the beauty of the chairs we create. From the whimsical style of Kit Kemp, the distinctive jacquard weaves of Margo Selby, the joyful and colourful designs of Penny Morrison, the bold and bright prints from Korla to the quintessentially British designs of House of Hackney and Liberty London. And it goes without saying, a carved chair with her defined silhouette is the perfect runway fashion model!
Putting Fashion into Furniture
Cheeky Chairs gave me the opportunity to put fashion into furniture. In a world of coordinated neutrals, I am on a mission to champion and celebrate the carved chair. To bring a splash of runway excitement into your home with a visual feast of luxurious designer fabrics individually upholstered onto beautifully crafted wood- framed chairs and bar stools.
To create statement designer chairs and bar stools that are individually made to order just for you, to fit perfectly in your home. And much like a must-have bag, you may only need one if not a whole collection! Each Cheeky Chair and bar stool is handcrafted to perfection; it is an investment as well as a daily companion that will bring a smile to your face each time you sit on it.
Cheeky Chairs is a select Collection of Original Chairs in Delicious Colours. I hope you will love them as much as we loved making them!