West Indies Planters chair



The Autumn breeze cooling through the cane seat, the Teak wood with extensions for kicking up your feet or to rest a drink, the slick condition — a simply wonderful lounger.
“Historically, furniture in the traditional sense did not exist in the Indian subcontinent. People ate, slept, and socialized on the ground. The Portuguese and later the Dutch, French, and English filled this need by training and commissioning furniture from Indian craftsmen who manufactured western pieces using local techniques. Along the way, they introduced new ornamental elements leading to the creation of colonial furniture.
To deal with India’s extreme heat, the Europeans were inclined to relax by resting their feet on a raised surface. This could range from a footstool to a table to a locally made reed Moorah. By mid-nineteenth century, this need gave birth to the Planter’s Chair. The Planter’s Chair is a low, easy chair with an inclined seat and arms that fold in and out. These arms extend out to form the leg rests.”