Read Accessibility Statement

San Rafael Safari Chair

Easy 30 Day Returns

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

San Rafael Workshop image
“When we design, we establish a guide that we know is going to take us somewhere. We find that in the end, we discover something rather than create it.”
Learn More


20° 11′ 16″N
96° 52′ 11″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. 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.

  • 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.

Customer Reviews
Customer Reviews
4.2 Based on 13 Reviews
5 ★
4 ★
3 ★
2 ★
1 ★
Write a Review Ask a Question

Thank you for submitting a review!

Your input is very much appreciated. Share it with your friends so they can enjoy it too!

Filter Reviews:
Damara M.
United States United States

Accurate as photographed

The picture is accurate. I agree with other comments that the chair under bar under the legs is not comfortable. This is not a chair for a guest to watch a film in, if you want them to stay. HOWEVER, the ottoman alleviates the pressure point on the chair. Every thing arrived slightly spotty or stained, but given its a very soft, it’s going to get worn. I’d take a photo if that was an option (if it is, I cannot find it). Also, the ottoman should match the chair’s wood styling. The ottoman has rounded ends. The chair’s wood is squared. Customer service on a minor delivery delay was excellent.

Krystal N.
United States United States

Beautiful chair!

This chair is gorgeous! Looks great in my decor! It’s super comfy and has such a simple but amazing look!

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.


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

channing s.
United States United States


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.


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

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!


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

Nicole T.
United States United States


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!

White Glove Shipping Notice Icon

White Glove Service

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.

Please note that any white glove items will ship separately from the rest of your order. However, all white glove items within your order will be held to ship together. All deliveries and appointments are managed by our partner, Deliveright.