Scapa Crafts

Traditional Orkney Chairs

The Orkney Chair has featured in various articles and exhibitions:

 

Victoria and Albert Museum, London - one of the world's greatest museums of art and design has a display devoted to the Orkney Chair

www.vam.ac.uk/content/articles/d/david-kirkness

 

New York Times featured an article in 2012 - Treasures that Sprang from Rustic Necessity

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/10/arts/design/treasures-that-sprang-from-rustic-necessity.html?_r=1&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1371463440-uLKE+Anlm4FOK6dPTByHDQ

 

Potter, Wright and Webb's blog, A Traditional Crafts Journey Around the British Isles, also describes the Orkney Chair

www.potterwrightandwebb.co.uk/wood-2/the-orkney-chair

 

About.com pictures Orkney Chairs in the UK Travel section

http://gouk.about.com/od/picturegalleries/ig/Orkney-in-Pictures/Orkney-Chair-Makers.htm

 

The Journal of Design History contains an article based on an academic thesis for the School of Art History, University of St. Andrews:

The Social Rise of the Orkney Chair www.jdh.oxfordjournals.org/content/22/1/27.abstract

 

We have also produced our own leaflet: Scapa Crafts Orkney Chairs