A Splurge-Worthy Lounge Chair
The organic curves of this heirloom piece beg you to take a seat
Working from a converted Tumalo, Oregon, horse barn, furniture maestro Robert Seliger coaxes his bespoke heirloom pieces from wood, right-sizing to a client’s physical dimensions and finding ultimate perfection in traditional joinery and hand-burnished finishes.
Inspired by flowing water, his Riverine chaise “came to me wading gentle rapids while fly-fishing,” he says, its organic curves suggesting a looping cast of line or a serpentine mountain stream. While hinting at the chaise longue’s luxurious past—these “long chairs” first found favor during the excesses of Rococo 1700s France–Seliger’s version is soothingly spare, its undulating form rendered in hand-selected eastern ash, topped with a woven cane deck that provides a “light breezy openness,” our pick for essence-of-summer artistry.
Robert Seliger; Made to order, signed and numbered, from $27,000