Ian Callum Announces Limited Production Run of the CALLUM Lounge Chair

Prototype unveiled ahead of customer production beginning in January 2023

By: CALLUM | Photos Courtesy of: CALLUM

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Following demand after its concept reveal last year, Ian Callum announces a limited production series of the CALLUM Lounge Chair. Limited to 50 pieces, the definitive CALLUM Lounge Chair features a carbon fibre structure with a moulded plywood shell encased in smoked eucalyptus veneer. Finished in the finest bespoke leather trim, it has been crafted to create a statement piece of furniture for the home or office.

Ian Callum CBE, design director at CALLUM, says: “The CALLUM Lounge Chair has been inspired by an undisputable design icon, the 1956 Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman. Our creation takes cues from this but has a fresh, elegant and efficient ‘lightness’, both physically and visually, thanks to an exposed carbon fibre ‘spine’. We have paired this with a sophisticated wood finish and bespoke luxury leather trim for an end result that is chic and refined.”

CALLUM Lounge Chair collection
Featuring exposed carbon fibre spine, smoked eucalyptus veneer shell and luxury leather trim

The CALLUM Lounge Chair’s exposed carbon fibre in twill weave complements the luxury smoked eucalyptus veneer that encases the custom-moulded plywood shell of the seat, back and ottoman. The star-shaped base is cast aluminium that has been finished by hand to complement the colour of the carbon fibre spine.

Ian and the CALLUM team have curated a selection of ten leather trim options, with this first example finished in ‘Delta Blue’ Bridge of Weir leather. Customers also have the freedom to handpick their desired leather from an infinite colour palette.

“Creating a chair to meet both the functional demands and desired form is always a great challenge for the designer,” adds Callum. “This started out as a design study, but we received so much interest that we decided to create a limited run of 50 chairs. While furniture does afford some design flexibility that cars don’t, you still have ergonomics, anthropometrics and overall comfort still at play, so has brought with it new and exciting challenges for the CALLUM team.”

CALLUM Lounge Chair collection
Customers able to specify bespoke leather trim from an infinite colour palette

Due to the production demand, CALLUM has partnered with a prestigious UK furniture manufacturer to craft and trim the bespoke customer requests. A number of the limited-edition chairs have already been specified by customers, with production set to begin in January 2023.

The CALLUM Lounge Chair, in one of the ten CALLUM-curated leather trim colours, is available for £8,500 plus local taxes. Prices for bespoke leather options available on application. Those interested in commissioning a CALLUM Lounge Chair are invited to visit for more information and to get in touch.

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