Vintage Chairs, Stools & Benches
Vintage Chairs, Stools & Benches
If you want to add a touch of character and charm to your home with a simple yet effective change, then you’ll love our interesting and eclectic selection of vintage chairs. Over the years at Scaramanga, we’ve sourced an exciting collection of indoor and outdoor chairs. Chairs that will enhance any dining room, add a dash of vintage aesthetic to a modern office, or offer some much-needed colour and texture to a commercial space. Our collection is vast and varied, we have a great selection of materials, finishes and colours, showcasing some of our very best unique, upcycled and functional pieces. We have vintage school chairs, chairs by the General Fireproof Company for our mid-century loving customers, teak office chairs for those who like to work in style, and woven stacking chairs for those who love bohemian style. There’s no doubt you’ll find somewhere to sit with Scaramanga.
Why Buy Chairs from Scaramanga?
Because Scaramanga = sustainability.
We live in a world where people are constantly buying new things and then chucking them out once something better comes along. At Scaramanga, we believe that buying quality vintage and antique chairs is the best choice for people who want to buy in an eco-conscious way. This means that you can buy old, vintage yet fully functional chairs that feel brand new in your home. We’re proud to say that all of our chairs are genuine antiques that have lived long lives. Our vintage chairs are expertly restored by our restorers, carpenters and blacksmiths, who we’ve worked with since the beginning, using traditional tools and techniques. As a brand, we strongly believe that if something works – keep using it. There’s no need to waste materials, time, or energy making our chairs look old when time does that for us. We want to live in a world where everything can be used again and again. At Scaramanga, we put the planet first and that’s why our ever-fruitful collection of vintage chairs combines sustainability, ecological thinking and functionality to bring you stunning vintage chairs for a great price.
What’s in our Unique Collection of Vintage Chairs?
Solid furniture doesn’t come any grander than our upcycled, antique wooden bench. This piece was originally a pitari (box) chest made by carpenters in Rajasthan. Unfortunately, the top of the chest sustained some damage during its life, so we decided to repurpose the bottom of the chest into a bench using other old, recycled wood, transforming it into what looks like a medieval throne. With its decorative carved wood and hand-forged metal trimmings, reflective of the ethnic aesthetic and style of the region it originates, this piece is totally unique and extremely eye-catching. But this piece goes beyond style as it also contains a secret flap in the seat which provides you with the always necessary extra storage space.
One of our most unique pieces is our vintage, teak hardwood church pew dating back to the 1920s. It’s a lovely piece which we sourced from a Roman Catholic church in Southern India. This sturdy wooden bench is equally striking and functional, with its original sloping rear table-top means it can be used as a seat and a desk both at the same time! Ideal for those who want to make the most of smaller spaces. Both of our old wooden benches have remained so durable due to the extremely durable tropical hardwood they were made from – Teak. It has a high rubber and oil content making it water-resistant and pest-resistant, meaning your wood will never rot, warp or splinter. Trust us, once you buy teak – you’ll never go back.
Chairs are essentially anything you sit on, right? Right! That’s why at Scaramanga, we’ve been creative and re-purposed some cracking old pieces and turned them into interesting and colourful vintage chairs. One of our most eye-catching pieces is our wooden vintage stools, which used to be supported to secure flag poles on an army base. These primary-coloured supports can now be used as functional and versatile seats. Their tapered sides make them extremely stable and safe. You could place these chairs around one of our metal folding tables in your kitchen and add a pop of colour to your home. Or you could buy a selection and use them as outdoor chairs, scattered around one of our fire pits.
What are our most Popular Vintage Chairs?
Without a doubt, our most popular chairs are our iconic vintage folding chairs. We love these chairs so much because of how versatile they are. They could be used indoors as rustic dining chairs or as a new home office chair, they could be used as garden chairs, or in a quirky bar, alternative restaurant, or inside a quaint coffee shop, there are no limits to how our chairs could be used. The distressed finish on our chairs is reflective of the long lives they’ve had and adds a sense of charm to each one. They come in a wide variety of styles, finishes and paintwork meaning each one is completely unique and will add some vintage flair to any setting. We sell these chairs in rusted orange, brown, baby blue, olive green, turquoise, grey, blue-grey, cappuccino and silver.
At Scaramanga, our chairs go beyond style, they’re equally practical and functional. Our vintage folding chairs have previously been used in bars, restaurants, schools, village halls and offices due to their strong storage potential for spaces that need a variety of layouts in one space. All you have to do is simply fold and pile them up high or lean them against each other and they are out of the way and ready to be used again in the future.
Well, we’ve spoken about chairs possibly more than the average person should…So, have a ramble through our unique vintage chairs and discover what you could be sitting on next!