So, working with the guys at Columbia Overland on the new Wingshooting USA vehicle, I spied in the showroom some stunning chairs. Resembling in all respects something from a Kipling novel, Hemingway safari or the command tent of a British colonial officer these chairs immediately captured my attention.
Turns out they are built by Bend, Oregon company Campaign Furniture. Owner Andy Glanz is a well-schooled artisan woodworker and designer, studying with, among others, George Nakashima (whose flowing lines and use of natural contours has made him a legend in furniture design). As an avid off-roader/overlander, Andy saw both practical and aesthetic reasons for people like us to retain a connection to our shared history – after all, what were safaris but off-roading in Africa? Read the full story here.
I had to have some. So, now I do. Thanks Andy.
The chairs got rave reviews at the recent Gun Dog Expo where I spoke, and you’ll soon see them in other venues so watch carefully!