The Inspiration

During a career in furniture design one encounters few pieces that truly inspire. It is even rarer to have the opportunity to share that inspiration with a wider audience.

The Marolles Chair has been relatively unknown until now. Fewer than 100 were produced in the 1950’s by the Artisans of Marolles, a cooperative founded by Jean Touret (1916-2004). Known primarily as an artist and sculptor, he made the first chair, without back, as a milking stool for his neighbor. We are privileged to have the support of the Touret family in our efforts to bring to this chair the recognition it deserves.

To say that a chair is timeless is to give high praise. What we literally mean is that the period of origin of the design is not discernible by mere observation. The Marolles Chair is crafted using centuries-old methods that leave evidence of the makers hand. Yet, the proportions and the refinement of line and form identify a modern-era designer. Thus, the chair will always be seen as current and historic and both. The Marolles Chair truly is timeless.

The Collection

To meet the unique challenge of using the Marolles Chair in residential, hospitality, and commercial environments, we have expanded the collection to include a four-legged model and two stools.

Purchase DETAILS
The Marolles Chair

Pre-order: $1,200

Includes FREE Ground Shipping *

Overall
Width: 21.5"
Depth: 18.5"
Height: 27"

15 lbs.

Seat
Width: 17"
Depth: 13.5"
Height: 18"

Materials 
American White Oak and forged steel

Purchase DETAILS
The Marolles Chair with four legs

Pre-order: $1,250

Includes FREE Ground Shipping *

Overall
Width: 21.5"
Depth: 18.5"
Height: 27"

18 lbs.

Seat
Width: 17"
Depth: 13.5"
Height: 18"

Materials 
American White Oak and forged steel

Purchase DETAILS
The Counter Stool

Pre-order: $1,400

Includes FREE Ground Shipping *

Overall
Width: 21.5"
Depth: 18.5"
Height: 33"

24 lbs.

Seat
Width: 17"
Depth: 13.5"
Height: 24"

Materials 
American White Oak and forged steel

Purchase DETAILS
The Bar Stool

Pre-order: $1,400

Includes FREE Ground Shipping *

Overall
Width: 21.5"
Depth: 18.5"
Height: 39"

26 lbs.

Seat
Width: 17"
Depth: 13.5"
Height: 30"

Materials 
American White Oak and forged steel

NOTES ON DIRECT SHIPMENTS
Please allow 12-14 weeks. You will be notified by email before shipment.
* Contiguous US only. Shipping not offered to residents of Alaska or Hawaii.
** The Marolles Chair remains property of Carneros Studios until customer accepts delivery.

ALSO REPRESENTED BY
Hammer and Spear, Los Angeles
FAIR, New York City
MARCH, San Francisco

PURCHASE INQUIRIES

Ariel Clay
707-293-6366
ariel@carnerosstudios.com

PRODUCT INQUIRIES

Ed Clay
707-224-3169
ed@carnerosstudios.com

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