The Bum Chair

designed for bums, by bums, by deVOL

  • Awarded the prestigious Design Guild Mark in 2017 for excellence in British design.
  • The Bum Chair was designed and produced in-house by deVOL's product design team.
  • As with our Bum Stool, the shape of the chair pan was formed by sitting on slabs of wet clay. However, your natural sitting posture changes considerably with the addition of a backrest and this has resulted in a pan which is actually quite different by comparison.
  • This naturally bowled shape helps with maintaining a healthy sitting posture by distributing your weight evenly and giving you proper support all around - making it surprisingly comfortable for a wooden dining chair!
  • The chair is machined from high quality British timbers; elm is traditionally used for seat pans because its interlocked grain is naturally resistant to splitting, whilst the oak legs and backrest provide a solid and very durable frame.
  • For more information or if you would like to place an order, please contact our designers at enquiries@devolkitchens.co.uk or call us on 01509 261000.
  • All prices include VAT.

£390

w 390 h 910 d 430

Delivery in the UK:     1 chair - £25,    2 chairs - £50,    3-8 chairs - £55

The design for the Bum Chair took a little while longer to pin down than it did for the stool. We wanted it to be a clear companion piece, focusing on comfort above all else, so it had to use the same naturally shaped seat pan. You may have already noticed that the shape of the chair is actually quite different to the stool and this is because your natural sitting posture changes considerably once both of your feet are flat on the floor and you have a backrest to lean into. We made sure to recreate these conditions when we we're building our prototypes out of scraps and off-cuts in the workshops. Once we'd managed to get the height and angles right, we popped a slab of wet clay on top and took it in turns to get comfortable, sculpting here and there to soften any particularly noticeable niggles.
We also added a little shelf to the back of the pan for the legs to slot into. These legs extend up above the seat to form the backrest. We knew that the backrest needed to be really simple so that it wasn't at odds with the curvy seat pan so we opted for a traditional bar back design. The tall scallops at the top of the back legs are such a great finishing touch; they help to soften the corners so that there's nothing digging into your shoulders but they also mirror the scalloped legs on the Bum Stool really nicely. Overall, this comfortable little chair is great for if you have a big family or if you're often entertaining a full house and need to squeeze as many people around the table as possible. We still can't decide which is more comfortable to sit in, the Bum Stool or the Chair?