We often talk about the inspiration we find in Scotland’s rugged and majestic scenery. If you have watched our film of Rannoch Moor you will have been momentarily transported to a staggering wilderness of mountains and lochs and know exactly what we mean.
But it would be negligent to live in Edinburgh and overlook the beauty that is on our very doorstep! Immediately on the southern edge of the city are the Pentland Hills. Their rolling hill-tops with panoramic views of the city and beyond have inspired the likes of Robert Louis Stevenson (for whom, like ourselves, they were the “hills of home”), Walter Scott, Allan Ramsay and James Ballantyne.
The south-facing slopes have a very special place in our own hearts at Fisk and with the “bleating lambs and sheep, Of brawling torrents foaming deep” we hope to have captured their spirit in our Pentland Dining Chair. With such a clear mental picture from our many walks, sledging expeditions and picnics, the design was quite instinctive and the initial sketches came easily. Our aim was to find that sweet spot where comfort meets style, practicality meets individuality, and throughout the production of the prototype we finessed each element such as the breadth of the back rest, the angle of the legs, the depth of the seat, until we had achieved this.
As the wonderful A. A. Gill sagely put it, “Every meal is an opportunity for adventure”. With the understated glamour of our Pentland Dining Chair and its balance of rural charm and urban chic, we hope that we have produced the ideal seat from which to launch your own adventures as you come together with friends and family to share food, memories and fun.