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Palermo Tripolina Chair

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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

    Natural leather + natural light wood

  • Argentina

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"Each chair is a work of art. We hand-select the perfect piece of leather and handcraft every single detail."
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34° 35' 20"S
58° 25' 50"W

Fair Trade. Guaranteed. 100% of our products are made with a process guaranteed by the World Fair Trade Organization.

Leather tones will vary and darken over time. Style out of direct sunlight to slow the aging process. Professional cleaning only.

  • Most in-stock items will ship via FedEx Ground in 7-10 business days unless otherwise noted.

  • Exchanges and returns for store credit are free.

    Prefer a refund? A single re-stocking fee will apply to returns within 30 days:
    $0 (no fee) for just bedding and/or towels
    $25 for most other returned orders
    if your return includes oversized items (area rugs, furniture, mirrors)

    White glove delivery items are handled separately and have a 15% re-stocking fee.

To view our full shipping & returns policy, click here.

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Kara H.
United States United States

Perfect for cozying up and reading books about far away lands.

Versatile. Perfect for that empty nook in your bedroom.

United States United States

Beautiful but Needs Time

The chair is beautiful, the craftsmanship is remarkable. That said - It’s not usable straight out of the box. When first set up, the chair is literally so slippery you slide right off of it. The leather is so stiff and inflexible, making the chair really uncomfortable. You can tell that this will be wonderful once the leather is broken in, but to do that will take time, effort, conditioning of the leather, etc. I was expecting (especially based on reviews) for this chair to be comfortable from the start and that just isn’t the case at all


The Citizenry

Thank you for your note — we’re thrilled to hear you are as excited about the Palermo Chair as we are! You’re right, this beauty is beautifully handcrafted and is designed to wear and adjust naturally with use. We’re so sorry to hear that this chair did not align with your expectations right away, but we have no doubt this will become a room-maker in your home. Thank you again for your feedback. If you would like any support in adjusting your new chair, or assistance with choosing some accents to go with it- please don’t hesitate to reach out! Sincerely, The Citizenry Team

Mathilde C.
United States United States

Leather turns orange over time

We love citizenry products. We have saved up for every single piece we own because they are always worth it. This one unforunately misses the mark. We bought this for our guestroom and it has not been in direct sunlight at any point. But the color of the leather has turned orangey since we bought it in November 2021, you can tell the original color from the pillow that was sitting on top. It is also not very comfortable. The leather is very hard, so you tend to slide off it, even with an ottoman. I wish we had returned it right away but I was so motivated to get our guestroom done before our guests arrived that I didn't listen to my gut. Aesthetically the chair is a beautiful piece, it's just not functional and basically needs to be in a dark room with curtains so the color doesn't change over time.


The Citizenry

Hi there, Thank you for your honest feedback, it means the world as we continue to grow and improve. While yes, over time, the color/leather will patina and darken due to contact with people and other elements, we want you to love every piece you purchase from us. We'd love to take a closer look at the color and functionality and see if there is any advice we can offer. Our Client Experience team will be reaching out shortly to do just that. In the meantime, if there is anything else we can do to help, please don't hesitate to reach out. Best, The Citizenry Team

Youssef M.
United States United States

Beautiful and Comfortable

I bought this chair because it looks gorgeous and I love leather . What surprised me most is how comfortable it is . It became my favorite spot to read .

Honor C.
United States United States

Casual,Global and Unique

Always looking for something unusual, interesting and globally inspired for my curated home. The Palermo Tripolina chair fit my requirements. My guest room is all about traveling and this fit in perfectly. Well made, shipped quick and customer service was awesome when I had questions. Only concern was the reproduction of color from the computer screen to reality. Leather color is lighter than pictured.

Emily G.
United States United States

Worth every penny

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.

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This piece is delivered to your home by our premium White Glove Service. 

In-stock items are expected to be delivered within 4-6 weeks from your order. Delivery timelines for custom furniture may vary. Your dedicated two-person team will deliver this product to your door, unpack your item in the room of your choice, and remove all packaging materials upon your approval. Flat rate delivery fees start at $279. For more information, please review our FAQ section.

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