The JWB is an armchair conceived in the 21st Century to pay homage to the legacy of our company founder Joe Backhouse. We wanted to reference the aesthetic of the furniture pieces created by Joe without directly recreating the previous mid 20th century designs.
Through the use of state of the art technology we are able to reinterpret Joe’s mid-century design aesthetic with a contemporary feel. Revisiting many of the old designs and drawings we were struck by the longevity of Joe’s designs and forms and how relevant many of the products are today. Joe had a love of timber, especially mahogany, rosewood and teak so it was an obvious choice to manufacture the ‘JWB’ out of solid timber including ash, oak and sapele mahogany.
The ‘JWB’ armchair is the beginning of a new collection, 100% made in New Zealand. Click here to read more on the backstory.