Malawi chairs are hand crafted from cane and water reeds in a detailed woven pattern that’s entirely distinctive. They feature a unique curved back and there are slight variations in each, making every chair unique.
Making and weaving Malawi Chairs is a long labour intensive process which takes months of planning. And the result is stunning.
As well as handcrafted beauty and durability, these woven chairs are versatile. They can easily be used as dining or occasional chairs, as well as in a pair, or on their own. It is not recommended that are used for outdoor use unless under cover as it is an organic product and the Malawi Chair must not stay damp for long periods, as mould can settle.
Chair Dimensions: 84cm wide x 54cm deep x 82cm high (the width may vary up to 5cm as each chair is handmade and unique)
Linen Seat Cushion Sizes: 5cm high for use as an occasional chair and 10cm high for use as a dining chair
The Tiliaceae shrub is used as jute for the weaving of the chairs. The shrub grows in the summer months and the long roots are harvested, coiled and dried. In the winter months there is no material available to weave these chairs, therefore weaving is limited to about 8 months of the year. Reed from the river is also incorporated into the manufacturing process.
Seat Cushions: Linen seat cushions are available separately. There are 2 sizes, i.e. 10cm high which is recommended for use as a dining chair and either 5cm or 10cm high which is suitable for an occasional chair. Please do not expose to direct sunlight as the colour of the linen will fade.
We use reputable courier companies and furniture removalists for our delivery services.
To find out the delivery cost of any product(s), add the item(s) to your cart, then go to the cart page and enter your postcode and suburb/town in the Shipping Rates Calculator. Delivery costs are based on the number of items you order, the weight and dimensions and your location.
If products are in stock and sent by a courier, we generally despatch within 3 working days of receipt of order (unless it is during the Christmas and New Year period where despatch is 2-3 weeks from order). The delivery time with couriers is between 2 to 10 working days. Please note that there may be delays with couriers which are beyond our control.
If the delivery is with a furniture removalist we will advise the day and a delivery time frame. If you are not at home at the allocated time slot, you will be liable for a further full delivery cost and possibly a storage fee.
Boxes are delivered to inside the front door. We are not responsible for the assembly or installation of any items. Once they are received, the purchaser is responsible for moving and unpacking the boxes and placing the items in the preferred positions and protecting any floor covering.
We do not remove the item(s) from the box or take away the packaging material and the boxes from your home.
If you have questions about shipping or delivery, please visit our Shipping page, or contact us.
Malawi chairs are undoubtedly one of the chicest types of furniture you can add to your home. They're versatile, and each chair is hand-crafted, so it has unique, one-of-a-kind design elements. It's so rare to find something with distinctive, handmade features. Malawi chairs have a sense of bohemian chic elegance that can work well in pretty much any design aesthetic, including Hamptons and coastal design