There is at least one VIP attending NeoCon 2009. It’s not a designer or a manufacturer—it’s a chair. Gunlocke’s Washington Chair was the Oval Office choice for over 50 years, warmed by the presidential seats of eight US presidents, including Roosevelt, Truman, and Kennedy. The Washington Chair witnessed the New Deal, World War II, and the Cuban Missile Crisis.
Washington Chair. Manufactured by Gunlocke.
Gunlocke rightly calls its Washington Chair “an enduring symbol of power and prestige.” The hardwood chair features quality upholstery and a spring seat platform which “combine to provide comfort and firm, all-day support.” Given how many great minds the Washington Chair has served, it stands to reason that its construction is as impressive as its looks. With padded wood arms, brass-capped base, quality cherry finishes, and luxurious leather, the Washington Chair lends an air of elegance to any office. No matter what colors you choose, Gunlocke’s masterpiece appears dignified, serious, and officious.
From the majestic Cinnamon Cherry and Dark Red Cherry to the more somber Burnished Cherry and Black, every Washington Chair uses sturdy wood in a luscious finish. The leather choices also alter the appearance of the grandiose chair. No-nonsense black means business. Burgundy is a little more bookish. Brown is approachable. The curved headrest accepts even the most fitful pondering. The five legs on castors grant mobility. The pleated corners lend an air of opulence. Everything about the Washington Chair is distinguished. It’s no accident that Gunlocke files the Washington Chair under “Executive Seating.” While the New York-based company does offer Guest Seating and Lounge Seating, their Washington Chair is meant only for pressing matters of grave importance. Its presidential experience make the Washington Chair the only choice for weighty work. For the remarkable, the Washington Chair is a perfect fit. For the unknown, it just might inspire greatness.