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Katakana Dining Chair


Sean Dare
Katakana Dining Chair Front View

Katakana Dining Chair


Sean Dare
Katakana Dining Chair Side View
Bold, striking and contemporary, the Katakana dining chair is one of a kind. Sleek and sophisticated, it mimics the understated essence of the Japanese alphabet it is named after. Sharp, straight lines capture the eye, the clean masculine functionality an ideal addition to your dining room table. It is a statement of style in any environment.

“We strive to create pieces which are timeless future classics.”

Sean Dare
Katakana Dining Chair Side View

The Katakana range of furniture is named after a Japanese form of syllabary.  Its’ distinct lines and minimal curves in sleek, polished black walnut wood represents a masterful impression of the simplistic, angular Japanese writing system.

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Sturdy Comfort

The Katakana dining chair is padded with polyurethane foam in the seat and backrest. The seat is slightly cantilevered. Smooth armrests comfortably support the individual.

Quality and Craftsmanship
Handcrafted from exceptionally sturdy black walnut wood, the frame is then buffed smooth and finished with wax oil to enhance the wood’s beautiful colour and grain. The wax oil also affords the wood a level of protection and creates a finish which is soft to the touch.
Sean Dare established Dare Studio in 2009 in the United Kingdom, and has since produced a variety of award-winning furniture for high-end spaces. Using the finest craftsmen, Dare aims to set a new benchmark for contemporary design and furniture. Dare studied business at Bournemouth University as a fallback and when he started his studio in 2009, the business background surely came in handy.
“Our designs aren’t youthful as such. They are quite reminiscent of old designs but with a distinctly contemporary function.”
Sean Dare
Product Literature
Solid black walnut wood is carefully cut to specification and hand buffed. Several pieces are put together by hand to create this intricate design. Polyurethane foam is shaped into the seat and backrest, covered with meticulously treated top grain Italian leather. The cushions are then placed onto the frame after it has been primed with wax oil.
Product Materials

Frame: Solid black walnut 

Finish: Wax oil   

Upholstery: Top grain Italian leather 

Product Dimensions

Height: 76cm 

Width: 57cm 

Depth: 56cm 

Seat height: 47cm 

Carrying Weight120kg 

 Weight as shipped5kg 

Care Instructions

Wax Oiled Finished Wood:  

Routine cleaning: Wipe dry with a dry, soft cloth in the direction of the wood grain.  Clean the surface  periodically  with a soft cloth slightly dampened with water.  Never use wax-based products (e.g. Pledge), aerosol-powered cleaners, polishes, waxes, abrasive cleaners, or oily polishes.  

Liquid spills should be immediately dabbed dry and wiped off. Make sure that your  wood furniture is not positioned close to heat sources, so that it does not dry out and become brittle.  We recommend that  wood products should  not  be  exposed to intense sunlight  for prolonged periods of time as  ultra-violet rays may eventually damage the finish.  

Do not use an abrasive material on the  wood.   

Maintaining the oiled finish: To oil the product, prepare the product prior to applying the oil: Rub the entire surface with ultra-fine steel wool (no 000) in the direction of the grain to remove small surface blemishes, light scratches, and any build-up from previous oil treatment. Improve the appearance of blemishes (like scratches or nicks) by sanding the wood veneer lightly with very fine (no. 360 grit) sandpaper in the direction of the grain. Apply small amount of boiled linseed or Tung oil to a clean soft cotton cloth. Wipe small sections at a time in direction of grain using a circular motion until the entire veneer is coated.  

Wipe off excess oil with a clean soft dry cotton cloth and smooth in the direction of the grain. Within 10 minutes, rub again with a soft dry clean cloth until the entire surface is dry. After about three hours, polish with a soft dry clean cloth. Allow the oil to dry for 24 hours before sitting in it to avoid transfer to clothing. As the oil builds over time, the period between applications will extend. Only apply oil when the product looks dry  

NOTE: Only apply oil when the product looks dry. Only apply oil on wooden or veneer surfaces. Immediately wipe off any oil that makes contacts with leather, plastic, or metal parts. Properly dispose of rags used with oil as they can accidentally combust. Rinse oily rags with thoroughly water and hang out to dry.  

Leather Occasionally remove dust from the leather with a damp, lint-free cloth. Small soiled spots can be gently removed with a  colourless  eraser. Liquid spills should be immediately dabbed dry and wiped off with a little water. Once a year, the leather should be treated with a special leather care product, but never with any type of strong cleansing agent. Only use quality leather products which do not leave residue. Oily build-up on the leather makes it susceptible to bacteria, which can destroy the leather. Clean the stitching with a soft-bristle brush. 

Make sure that your leather furniture is not positioned close to heat sources, so that it does not dry out and become brittle. In addition, we recommend that leather surfaces are not permanently exposed to intense sunlight, because direct sunlight over an extended time period can diminish the quality of the leather. 

Leather can be treated occasionally with conditioners to keep it in its original state. Liquid spills should be blotted up immediately, not wiped. For daily cleaning, dust leather with a soft cloth.

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