Product Description

The Canteen Utility Chair is inspired by the classic post-war British school chair. A simple, light-weight and stackable design retaining the look and feel of the original, whilst simultaneously updating both the aesthetic and production methods. The precision bent tubular steel frame is one continuous piece therefore free from unsightly welds. The frame is combined with a 12mm thick plywood seat and back to create a visually light, yet robust design. A truly versatile chair and perfect partner to our dining tables.

Designed by Ed Carpenter and André Klauser

W509mm × D558mm × H815mm Seat height: 460mm

Formed Beech Plywood, Powder Coated Steel

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Furniture Orders are placed specially for you.

Lead times will vary.

About the Brand

Very Good & Proper

Measure twice, cut once.

Very Good & Proper design and manufacture carefully considered, practical and beautiful products – products built to last using quality materials and craftsmanship.

At VG&P we collaborate with leading architects, interior designers and furniture dealers around the world and also sell to individuals for their homes and businesses. 

VG&P launched in 2009 with signature pieces - the Canteen Table, the Hook & Knob and the Utility Chair which are still best sellers today. Our team is led by company director Ed Carpenter and design director André Klauser who have been working together since 2005. Alongside our London based design team, we collaborate and commission designers for various product ranges including furniture designer Michael Marriott, ceramicist Ian McIntyre, product designer John Tree and design duo Amandine Chhor and Aïssa Logerot of AC/AL.

We take a hands-on approach, working closely with our suppliers to inform our design and achieve the best results. The quality of our products comes first, we never compromise on materials or manufacturing. Our products are built to last and are manufactured responsibly in the UK and Europe by a carefully selected network of material suppliers and fabricators.

The Very Good & Proper by-line is Measure twice, cut once  sage advice that captures the commitment to quality, sense of playfulness and attention to detail expressed in our products.