1950’s James Leonard Esavian ESA Dining Chairs – Aluminium Frame – Set Of Eight – Other Quantities Available


Set of eight 1950’s rare vintage James Leonard ESA stacking dining chairs. This is one of our favourite model of chairs. Designed by James Leonard for the ESA company it was the iconic school chair of the 50’s. The chair frame is of exceptionally refined cast aluminium and the seat and back are Birch ply. In our view James Leonard is the unsung hero of British Post War design. His ESA company transformed the design led fit out of schools in the post war period but his legacy is hardly known. Snap up these chairs whilst they are still affordable. We have a number of these chairs available and are selling them in any multiple required, sets of four, six, eight or simply in singles (£65). We service and wax each chair individually before they leave our workshop and we deliver chairs of excellent quality. If you do require photographs of the exact chairs that you will receive please let us know and we will arrange photographs. We specialise in high quality vintage dining chairs and have a large range. We only sell the very best chairs in great condition with rich colour and patina, please see the other dining chairs we have listed and please contact us for more details or advice. We are also undertaking a research mission to record and celebrate the design of James Leonard and welcome input and support from fellow afficiandos! Seat Height 45cm.

Workshop Report

We service these chairs carefully, one of the weaknesses of some stacking designs is that the weight of the stacks can leave marks on the seats. Sadly with 99% of these chairs this is the case and it is our view that sympathetically repairing this fault brings the chairs back to their best. Our workshop team inspect every product and carry out any needed repairs to ensure that everything leaves us serviced and maintained ready for many more years of life. All of our vintage products show the rich beauty and history of their life with the knocks and bumps of many years of use and we try to minimise restoration to keep every piece as original as possible.

Date: 1950'sMaker: ESA - England

Additional information

Dimensions 47 × 41 × 74 cm


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