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Hardy Chair designed by David Irwin at Another Country for AUTHOR

Regular price £690 Sale

Proudly made in Britain by the talented craftspeople at the Another Country workshop.

The Hardy Chair is Solid Certified Oiled Ash or Oak and designed by Northern Irish designer, David Irwin. A fine combination of both the Captain’s Chair and Smokers Bow designs dating back to the 19th century. Available in three varieties: Ash, Black Lacquered Ash and Oak.

The Hardy Chair was awarded the Design Guild Mark by The Furniture Makers' Company in 2016. The Design Guild Mark rewards the work of the finest British furniture designers to drive excellence and raise the profile of British design and innovation.

Free UK Delivery on all orders over £80*


  • Width: 574mm / 22 19/32″
    Height: 738mm / 29 1/16″
    Depth: 500mm / 19 11/16″
    Seat height: 458mm / 18 1/32″

  • This piece is made to order. 6 to 8 weeks.

    AUTHOR will deliver your product as quickly and as carefully as possible. We pride ourselves on our fastidious packaging and despatch service. Where our products are handmade, your order could take a matter of weeks; in these instances we will provide you an approx. leadtime and then keep you updated by phone or email as to the progress of your order. Where there’s a short wait for hand-crafted items made in small batches or for a custom order, trust us; it’s always worth it. Any item intended as a gift is beautifully wrapped, as standard.

    Orders under £80 incur a delivery charge of £7. Delivery is free for orders of standard products over £80. Delicate or non-standard pieces are marked as such and incur a delivery fee depending on your location and the size/weight of the piece.


  • Do not use spirits, bleaches or any other chemical cleaners to clean the timber. Please ensure that direct contact with hot objects is avoided by using tablemats. Avoid spillages and do not use any corrosive products such as bleach anywhere near the timber. Any spillages should be wiped clean as quickly as possible. Once the immediate spillage is cleared, ensure that the whole surface is wiped clean.
    For long-term general maintenance, periodic reapplication of wax is required. Ideally, the furniture should be waxed once every six months to a year. You will need to use a clear hard wax. We recommend getting professionally done if you are unsure.
Why we love this product

I see the hands of the generations, that owned each shiny familiar thing

British designer David Irwin’s classic Hardy Chair from Another Country's Hardy Collection is inspired by the poem, Old Furniture, by Dorset-born and renowned poet, Thomas Hardy. 

This chair is also inspired by two chair typologies whose design dates back to the 19th century: Captain’s Chair and Smokers Bow, both defined by their low-back design. This low back inspiration can be seen in the Hardy Chair's design as can the skill and talent in British craftsmanship.

The Hardy Chair is Solid Certified Oiled Ash or Oak and proudly made in Britain. It is perfect for tailored cushioning for both seat and back. For which, our Hardy Armchair comes pre-made with.

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