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Katakana Lounge Chair


Sean Dare
Katakana Lounge Chair With Matching Footstool

Katakana Lounge Chair


Sean Dare
Katakana Lounge Chair and Foot Stool In Black
Katakana is the name of a Japanese writing style, mostly used to interpret foreign or borrowed words. Looking at the crisp angular shapes of Katakana, one understands the inspiration behind Sean Dare’s exquisite chair. This contemporary piece of furniture is both bold and understated, the perfect enhancement for any modern living space. Manufactured using a combination of sophisticated techniques and the careful selection of top quality materials, it is striking and comfortable in equal measure.

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

Sean Dare
Katakana Lounge Chair and Foot Stool In Black

The Katakana Chair was created by award-winning British design company, Dare Studios.  

Sean Dare’s commitment to excellence is evident in each hand-hewn element of the Katakana 

The chair is part of an award-winning suite of furniture under the Katakana name, setting new standards in contemporary British design and furniture production. 

Dare Studios boasts three Design Guild Mark Awards.

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Luxurious Comfort

The Katakana Chair’s slight recline allows the user to sit back and unwind with a good read. The strong geometric frame is cushioned with leather covered polyurethane foam, assuring comfort and ease. The backrest of the chair provides support for the neck, head, and back. An accompanying footstool enhances the experience as it allows the individual to relax in a lounged position.

Quality and Craftsmanship
The hard-wearing materials used for The Katakana Chair combined with the talent of skilled artisans produce a supreme quality product that is as timeless in its longevity as it is in style. Walnut wood is a straight-grained hardwood, tough and stable. It is oiled to bring out its colour and maintain its sleekness. The polyurethane foam chair is smoothly covered with supple top-grain Italian leather. The Katakana Chair is renowned for its fine craftsmanship.
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 Studio aims to be a market leader in producing quality contemporary design and furniture crafted in the UK. Sean studied business at Bournemouth University as a fallback. After starting his own studio in 2009, the business background would undoubtedly have come in handy.
“We use a combination of sophisticated techniques and the finest, carefully selected materials, making each and every piece special”
Sean Dare
Product Literature
The Katakana Chair’s geometric line frame is made from smooth solid black walnut wood with a wax oil finish. Walnut wood is renowned for its durability. Being highly resistant to wear and tear and easy to maintain, it is an exemplary choice for this timeless chair. The polyurethane cushioning is upholstered with top grain Italian leather, adhering to the Katakana’s clean aesthetic. A matching footstool is available. The frame and base of the footstool are manufactured from the same long-lasting black walnut wood and also upholstered in polyurethane cushioning covered with top grain Italian leather. Each piece is hand assembled, paying the utmost attention to detail. Our reproduction stays true to the original specifications of the design.
Product Materials


Frame: Black Walnut 

Finish: Wax Oil 

Suspension: Webbing 

Chair upholsteryTop grain Italian leather 

Chair padding: Polyurethane foam 



Frame and Base: Black Walnut 

UpholsteryTop grain Italian leather 

Cushioning: Polyurethane foam 

Product Dimensions


Height: 79 cm 

Width: 72 cm 

Depth: 83 cm 

Seat height: 42 cm 

Carrying weight: 150kg 



Height: 42 cm 

Width: 72 cm 

Depth: 69 cm  

Carrying weight: 150kg 


Weight as shipped:  30kg


Care Instructions


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.

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.

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