Palermo Tripolina Chair
One cannot easily claim "heirloom quality," but we use the term to describe our handcrafted chair - without reservation.
Our Palermo Tripolina Chair's cover is made of thick 100% Argentinian vegetable-tanned polo saddle leather that, like a fine wine, ages beautifully. All hand-dyed and stitched in a small workshop in Buenos Aires. The supporting frame is hand-carved from high quality guindo wood, a lightweight but incredibly durable timber, and assembled with iron hardware. Its compactness when folded makes it easy to take along on any adventure, without suffering style or comfort.
Originally designed in 1855 by a British engineer, the ‘Tripolina’ style became widely known in Europe as an officer’s chair used on military campaigns. But it also grew in popularity with safari hunters, explorers, and adventurers worldwide.
Notable for its elegant form and versatile function, this chair serves as a stylish addition to any living space or companion on your next journey.
NOTE: Due to the size of this item, returns for a refund require a $65 total fee. Returns for store credit are always free.
36"H x 28"W x 29"D
Argentinian saddle leather cover with guindo wood frame and iron hinges
Cognac leather + natural light wood
Palermo Leather Workshop
"Each chair is a work of art. We hand-select the perfect piece of leather and handcraft every single detail."Learn More
34° 35' 20"S
58° 25' 50"W
Made with higher standards. We preserve artisan craft by paying wages that average 2x the fair trade requirement.
Leather tones will vary and darken over time. Style out of direct sunlight to slow the aging process. Professional cleaning only.
Always free shipping within the continental U.S.
Exchanges and returns for store credit are free.
Prefer a refund? A single re-stocking fee will apply:
$0 (no fee) for just bedding and/or towels
$25 for most other returned orders
$65 if your return includes oversized items (area rugs, furniture, mirrors)
Easy returns within 30 days of delivery.
To view our full shipping & returns policy, click here.
The chair is wonderful. It arrived though in a really beat up box and some of the materials from the inside of the box were hanging out. Additionally, while there was protective material around the leather, there was no protective material around the chair legs so they were damaged in transit. I already spoke to someone at the citizenry and they took care of it but just as a heads up it seems like it would probably happen again if the chair was packaged the same way. Thanks.
I wanted a low profile chair to put next to my bedroom window, and the Palermo Tripolina was just right. Like others have mentioned, it does crack and squeak when you shift, but that is to be expected with any leather seats. Shipping was quick, assembly was exceptionally easy, and it's lightweight and easy to move. What makes it almost perfect instead of perfect? I just need an ottoman to rest my feet on. Then it will be the perfect reading chair.
I’ve been wanting and watching this chair for over a year now. Finally pulling the trigger was absolutely worth it. Shockingly comfortable and absolutely beautiful.
We wanted a great looking chair that could be stored when we need more space. It looks great. It’s comfortable but does make crunching sounds when you sit in it. I would recommend it.