The Cataract Dining Chair is a variation of the Tamar chair. Evan designed the Tamar while teaching chair design at the (now defunct) Australian School of Fine Furniture in Launceston, Tasmania. When Evan later went on to design the Cataract Ergonomic Rocker, he realised that there was potential for a non-rocking version as well.
The Tamar variation offers mid-back horizontal support. The Cataract variation offers positive vertical lumbar support. All our chairs have an ergonomic logic behind their design. It is a very personal matter for you (based on the length of your back etc) whether you prefer the lumbar support or the mid-back support.
As a gross generalisation, smaller people tend to prefer the positive lumbar support (as featured in the Cataract variation) while larger people tend to prefer the horizontal support (as featured in the Tamar variation). Many people don’t have a significant comfort preference and are guided by aesthetic considerations.
The name “Cataract” comes from Cataract Gorge in Launceston.
Dimensions: 480mm W x 525mm D x 580mm H.
Timber Types: Jarrah or blackwood. Other timbers available on request (POA).