James Leonard ESA Chairs

This is one of our favourite 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. Seat Height 45cm. Volume available.

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's        Maker: ESA - England

Dimensions: L47x W41 x H74

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