The late Professor Beryl Rawson required a study chair for her home office that “made her want to go to work in the morning”.Professor Rawson spent most of her day reading and writing, so she wanted a “special” chair that kept her comfortable as well as encouraging her to work. She was so pleased with the original Academic that she commissioned a second one for her stepson in Adelaide.
The Academic is the ancestor of both the Cascade rocker and the Werriwa lounge chair. Many of the shapes and elements that you see in those later chairs were informed by the Academic chair. The Academic won Australian Wood Review magazine’s “Fine Furniture” award in 2004 and set the standard in comfort for all Dunstone Design chairs.
Dimensions: 1010mm H x 625mm W x 665mm D
Timber Types: blackwood (pictured) or jarrah. Other timbers available on request (POA).