By Brian Denton, December 12, 2022
There are lounge chairs and then there are lounge chairs, the Callum Lounge Chair is perhaps the mother of all lounge chairs. The only one you will ever want or need to own. This is no ordinary lounge chair, for one, its been designed by Sir Ian Callum, the legendary automotive designer who tried to put the Jaguar back into Jaguar and he also co-designed the iconic and never bettered Aston Martin DB9.
Callum left Jaguar Land Rover, where he spent the majority of his career, a few years ago to set up his own design and engineering consultancy. And here is the latest Callum masterpiece. The Callum Lounge Chair is limited to just 50 examples worldwide, each one will retail for £8,500 plus local taxes.
Of course, for that price, you will get a completely bespoke chair dressed and finished to your personal preferences. The Callum Lounge Chair design is clearly influenced by the timeless classic Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman footstool of 1956.
The Callum Lounge Chair’s exposed carbon fibre in twill weave complements the luxury smoked eucalyptus veneer that encases the custom-moulded plywood shell of the seat, back and ottoman. The star-shaped base is cast aluminium that has been finished by hand to complement the colour of the carbon fibre spine.
Customers will be able to to choose from a curated selection of ten leather trim options, with this first example finished in ‘Delta Blue’ Bridge of Weir leather. Buyers will also have the freedom to handpick their desired leather from an infinite colour palette.
Those interested in commissioning a Callum Lounge Chair are invited to visit callumdesigns.com/callumloungechair for more information and to get in touch.