Shot some pictures of some variants of our Wright chairs and stools.
toledo uhl stool
Here’s our take on the old Toledo draftsman stools, we call it the Wright Chair. We took molds from the original seats and made them with maple. The round seat stool has a mahogany seat. The seats swivel and adjust in height 10″, and there is a locking mechanism to prevent swiveling. The base has an aged patina, and the wood has an aged stain. These are commercial quality chairs, ready for restaurant or everyday use. Seat adjusts from 25″ – 35″. We’ll have a dining height version soon that adjusts from 20″ – 30″.
Priced at $495 each, $475 for 4
Finally, we finished our bar stool design. It’s similar to the old Toledo drafting chairs, with some updates. We have a couple versions, one that goes from dining height to counter, and one that goes from counter to bar height. The seat swivels and has a lock if you should want to lock it. The seat and back are made from bent maple, just like the original Toledo chairs, and have an adjustable angle. We can also put casters on these and paint them, chrome, copper or brass plate the steel, and do various stains on the wood. So they can be customized like most of our designs. This chair is commercial quality and ready for restaurant use.
Hand made in the USA at our shop.
We’re finally getting close to finishing our chair design. It’s been a year in the works! We love the old Toledo UHL drafting chairs and wanted to create our own version of it. Restoration Hardware has replicated this chair already, but unfortunately I’ve heard the quality is not so good. A few of my clients have stated this and a restaurant project that I worked on is needing to replace their broken and worn out RH chairs and it hasn’t even been a year yet. RH updated their website and the chair description now reads “This collection is for residential use” which I think is a sneaky way of saying not commercial quality.
But our new chair will be commercial quality, as is everything we build. Our thought is that it needs to last 100 years or more. The seat height will be adjustable from dining to bar height which will make it very versatile. It’ll have a maple seat and back, just like the original Toledo chairs. We’ll probably make them with metal seats too. As with everything we make, these will be customizable to suit your specific needs. As for cost, it’ll be somewhere from $400-600, not exactly sure yet.
Below is an original Toledo drafting chair from the 20s so you can get an idea of our inspiration. These things last forever and you should expect the same from us.