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San Rafael Safari Chair

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A modern take on the classic safari chair. Luxuriously thick leather, vegetable-tanned and sun-dried (no chemicals here!) to enrich its warm caramel hue. Paired with an all-natural wood base and slingback style, this chair has major lounge appeal.

Style as a duo with the San Rafael Stool to make the ultimate “kick-back-and-relax” statement.

Handcrafted by an award-winning workshop in Mexico City, each chair takes 7 days to complete. All made start-to-finish in a fair-trade environment.

Every chair is one-of-a-kind. Leather tones will vary and darken over time. We only use the highest quality, ethically-sourced hides – expect slight knicks and markings that add a bit of character.

NOTE: Due to the size of this item, returns for a refund require a $65 total fee. Returns for store credit are always free.

  • 25.5"W x 26"D x 33"H
    Seat height - 15.5"

  • Frame - 100% Haya wood (similar to beech)
    Cover - Natural leather

  • Caramel leather.
    Expect slight variation in leather markings and tones.

  • Mexico

  • 7 days

San Rafael Workshop

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20° 11′ 16″N
96° 52′ 11″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. Keep out of direct sunlight to slow the aging process. Wipe with microfiber cloth to dust and remove light debris. Leather cover is removable if professional cleaning is needed.

  • 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.

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07/31/2021
Paula E.
United States United States
Simple elegance

Although I love the look of this chair, it is a bit uncomfortable right behind your knees. At first I was a bit disappointed because the color was so much darker than any of the pictures (more of a dark cognac) but it's still a great looking chair. I'm going to pair it with a Lawu stump stool as soon as they're back in stock to really make it pop.

09/13/2021
The Citizenry

Hi Paula, Thank you for your honest feedback — we’re so sorry to hear that you didn’t find this chair as comfy as you’d hoped! While we appreciate aesthetics as much as anyone else, we would never sacrifice form for function. So we’re sending your note along to our Production Team to check this latest batch of chairs to ensure they meet our high standards for both. I am glad to hear that you have been in contact with our Client Experience team regarding the construction of the chair, hopefully we were able to help make this beauty more comfortable with some minor adjustments. Thank you again for your feedback. Hopefully we’re able to prove our commitment to quality, excellence, and craftsmanship to you down the road! Sincerely, The Citizenry Team

CS
06/11/2021
channing s.
United States United States
disappointed

Wanted to love these chairs. They look amazing, but it's impossible to sit in them and not completely slide forward, which makes the back of your leg hit the underneath bar. I wanted to keep them but everyone who sat in them the first day, said return them as they "did not want to go camping" in my living room.

08/23/2021
The Citizenry

Hi Channing, Thank you so much for your feedback, although we’re very sorry to hear that the chair didn’t quite work for you as hoped. That certainly isn’t the experience we want for you, and we’ve passed your note along to our Design Team to ensure the frame and dimensions are given a second look. We’re thrilled to see our team was able to assist you with a return and FedEx pickup for these larger items. If you have any other questions, please let us know. We look forward to proving our artisan partners’ quality and craftsmanship to you in the future. Sincerely, The Citizenry Team

BD
01/18/2021
Blaine D.
United States United States
Wanted to love this chair

We were SO excited about these chairs. We had a few different places that we could put them in for different uses and they were so beautiful but SO u comfortable - even as a “put on shoes chair” instead of a “hang out and watch TV chair” they were completely unacceptable. As someone who is willing to sacrifice comfort for aesthetic, I was truly baffled as to how anyone could keep these in their home. The only use I could imagine them being appropriate for is in a retail store where the store wants to appear to offer a chair, but they really don’t want you staying long or getting comfortable in that chair!

03/09/2021
The Citizenry

Hi Blaine, Thank you for your honest feedback — we’re so sorry to hear that you didn’t find this chair as comfy as you’d hoped! While we appreciate aesthetic as much as anyone else, we would never sacrifice form for function. So we’re sending your note along to our Production Team to triple check this latest batch of chairs to ensure they meet our high standards for both. Again, we’re sorry that this was your experience with us this go around. We’d love to prove our commitment to quality, coziness, and (yes!) aesthetics down the road. And we truly hope we’re given the chance to do just that. Sincerely, The Citizenry Team

NT
11/18/2020
Nicole T.
United States United States
LOVE

This chair is right next to our fireplace in our living room and you can see it as soon as you walk in the door to our house. It’s incredibly comfortable and stylish. I would definitely recommend!

AG
11/18/2020
Alex G.
United States United States
Beautiful Chair

It’s exactly as pictured—a very lightweight, airy-looking, elegant chair. The leather is a gorgeous color and it blends the classic safari chair with modern aesthetics perfectly

MC
07/16/2020
Michele C.
United States United States
Lovely statement piece

This is a well made chair. Was a bit surprised that I had to stretch the leather seat myself but it was easy to accomplish. Lovey statement piece! Waiting for the foot rest!