Donated chairs

These chairs were gifted to the gallery by local artist and former Mahara Gallery Trust Board member Roger Daniell in the late 1990s.

Over time the fabric became tatty so we had Rebecca Lange and her team at Bec’s Shed, Te Horo, re-cover them in vintage Ashcroft Tweed (top pic).

Made in NZ, award-winning Ashcroft Tweed was designed by Yorkshire-born Margaret MacKean-Taylor.  The funds for re-covering the chairs were generously provided by the Philipp Family Foundation, with especially warm thanks to Robin Philipp.

We are so very grateful to all involved and looking forward to these handsome chairs being on display and in use in our new gallery next year.