Reader Chair

Starting at $5,560 USD

Our Original Designs are made to order by master craftsmen, with a lead time of 12-14 weeks. Make it yours by selecting your choice of leather, metal and wood finishes.
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Our team of Design Specialists are ready to answer any of your questions and help inspire you from frame to finish.

Reader & Footstool’s articulated geometry prompted The New York Times to single it out for our "laser-like attention to details."  Hardy Guild Saddle leather is combined with fine wood and custom brass hardware in the form of a square nut with quilted edges and a built-in washer. The back cushion is shaped to cultivate the ideal head position for reading.  Sharing the muscular anatomy of our archetypal Axis Series, expressing our language of forms with exposed attachments, chamfered edges, subtractive notches, and hooved feet.

Choose from a selection of Signature and Distinctive hardwoods with natural finishes. Click to view the Fabric Catalogue.

Stephen Alesch and Robin Standefer’s Roman and Williams Guild Original Designs are each branded with our insignia and delivered with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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Metal Finishes

Signature Finishes

  • Burnished Brass
  • ETERNAL BRASS
  • Blackened Brass

Distinctive Finishes

  • Pewter
  • Burnished Nickel
  • French Silver
  • Rose Gold

Wood Finishes

Signature Finishes

  • Oyster Waxed Oak
  • Oxidized Oak
  • Black Inked Oak

Distinctive Finishes

  • MAPLE OXIDIZED
  • Old Growth White Oak Soaped
  • Black Figured Walnut Brilliant Polish
  • Black Figured Walnut Danish Oil
  • Claro Walnut Brilliant Polish
  • Claro Walnut Danish Oil
Black and white portrait of founders Stephen Alesch and Robin Standefer

About the Designers

Stephen Alesch and Robin Standefer are the founders and principals of Roman and Williams, Roman and Williams Guild, La Mercerie, and Guild Gallery. In addition to finding and assembling the world’s most prodigious artists for their modern guild of the senses, the husband-and-wife team prolifically makes, creates, and leads. In their work, nature serves as a timeless source of inspiration for the future of how we live.

Reader Chair

Starting at $5,560 USD

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