The Willow Armchair IBFOR is a re-edition of the model that the Scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh donated in 1904 to the “Willow Tea Room” in his hometown, Glasgow. The stylized design of a willow in the grid of the backrest is a tribute to this place: sitting on it the director of the tea room welcomed the customers and took the orders. The Willow Armchair’s structure is made by open-pore black painted ash wood, but which can also be painted with walnut, cherry and wengé colours. The seat of the Willow IBFOR armchair-trestle is stuffed with 40 Kg / mc density resin-lined foam and can be upholstered in three variants of leather or fabric. In all models the seat upholstery can be unlined and washable separately.


94 x 46 h. 119 cm h seat 40 cm

depth seat 44 cm h backrest 78 cm

Coating* Mandatory filed

Fabric 100% COTTON* Mandatory filed

1.098,00 (VAT included)

Immediate Availability

Receive it within 5 - 12 march with the standard shipping method

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  • Delivery time 1/2 week from order
  • Home delivery and assembly service (on request)


94 x 46 h. 119 cm h seat 44 cm depth seat 42 cm h backrest 78 cm


Wood 3, Fabric, Leather

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Wood 3, Fabric, Leather



The Willow Chair of IBFOR is a reissue of the model of the scottish architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh, perfect example of his style, able to mix characteristic lines of the architecture and the oriental design with elements of the Art Nuveau. We can find this above all by the back, that winds the seat as a shawl and it synthesizes to the best the search of the typical of the modern avant-garde with the appeal to floral motives present frequently in the Japanese art. Active above all in Glasgow, Mackintosh gave the first "throne" in 1904 to the Willow Tea Room and he paid tribute to it with the sketch stylized of a "willow" present in the grille of the back. The manager of the tea room welcomed the clients and took the ordinations sitting on it.

The structure of the Willow Chair made in IBFOR is entirely constituted by wood of ash lacquered in pore open black, but it can also be painted with walnut-tree, cherry and wengè colours. The pillow of the seat is stuffed in expanded foam of density 40 Kg / mc lined in resined, and it can be used on both two faces, and it can be dressed in three variations of premium classic leather or in cloth, with an unbelievable range of colours available. In all the models the covering of the session can be removed and washed separately. Being in leather or in cloth the covering of the seat requires of a cleaning and of a continuous attention, with products the most specific possible. On the site IBFOR is possible to find the perfect kit of cleaning for every surface or material.

The " throne" in origin it also had an architectural function: in the Miss' Cranston Willow Tea Room was systematized in fact as dividing sculptural element between the antechamber and the back room. Today its black varnishing makes an ideal furnishing complement in bright environments, even with the presence of furniture from the white or clear coloration, with which it would constitute an interesting contrast.

The Willow Chair is inserted in a series of furniture inspired to the sketches of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, all rigidly geometric and preferably of black or dark color, to strong decorative impact. Other examples of this line are the Argyle Chair, the Hill House Chair, the Ingram Chair, tall or low, the Basset-Lowke Chairs, in the versions with arms and not, the Oval and Square Mackintosh Tables, all produced by IBFOR and available on the site.


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