Tripolina Polo Malbec Leather Chair

$700.00 CAD


Product Type: Tripolina Chair


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The Tripolina chair is rich in history. Invented by Englishman Joseph B. Fenby, and patented in 1881, it was used as a camping chair in military campaigns. The ability to fold this chair made it easily portable, and the durable hide seat cover meant it could stand up to wear and tear along its travels.


The Big BKF Buenos Aires reproduction of the Tripolina chair boasts high quality vegetable tanned leather, the same leather used to manufacture polo boots and saddles. Each high quality hide is unique with natural range marks, scars and wrinkles, all confirming the authenticity of the leather and enhancing its natural beauty. Artisans then hand-craft and tan each cover with environmentally-friendly vegetable dyes from Argentina.  This Malbec cover looks more reddish and really Argentinian like the actual Malbec wine.


The chair's frame is constructed from the "Lenga Fueguina" tree native to Patagonia. This tree is used to produce fine furniture and has special characteristics in terms of flexibility and lightness as it is capable of sustaining winds of more than 200 km/h. The chair folds easily along fashioned metal swivel joints and fits into a compact carrying case for easy transport, wherever adventure take you.


We are offering the frame in the following finishes: oak, natural, and wengue.


The Tripolina is crafted by our Expert Artisans and comes with a hand numbered certificate.


Polo leather has a thickness of 3.2mm.


Frame open:
36 inches (91 cm) height
28 inches (71 cm) wide
29 inches (74 cm) depth


Frame closed:
Folded up and inside carrying tote bag = 42 inches high (106 cm)


Seat leather cover:
28 inches (71 cm) top wide
27 inches (69 cm) bottom wide
41 inches (104 cm) length


Weight of the chair + leather = 6.4 kg / 14 pounds


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