The Hendal Slipper Chair | loose cover scalloped skirt


In collaboration with Haines, The Hendal  has been designed as a versatile accent piece for reading nooks, hallways, nurseries and smaller spaces, or equally can be positioned as a pair for larger lounge rooms. Featuring a distinctive scalloped edge skirt, each chair is handmade to order in the Cotswolds with an FSC certified beech wood frame and all natural inner fillings including calico, hemp, cotton webbing, wool, twine, paper, jute, coir, recycled textiles and natural latex foam cushioning. Considered to be one of the best eco-friendly foams to use, natural latex is a 100% natural product made from renewable sources, as well as being fully biodegradable and recyclable.

The first loose cover armchair that Lorfords Contemporary has created, the design also has no need for cushion zips - minimising hardware being needed in its construction - with the cover being fitted with fabric button back detailing.

Read more about our collaboration with Haines here.

Height: 80cm
Width: 61cm 
Depth: 74cm 

Seat Height: 40cm
Seat Depth: 59cm 

The price shown is inclusive of VAT and loose cover. For trade pricing please enquire at

Amount of plain fabric required: 6m

Leg design: Tapered oak leg with antique brass casters

Leg finish options by Lorfords Contemporary

We build our armchairs up from a hardwood beech frame, using traditional methods and materials. With hand-tied coil-sprung seat, arms and back. 

Where cushions are used, what makes them so comfortable is the high down content (50% down, 50% feather in seat, and 70% down, 30% feather in back). The down gives the cushions lovely softness, while the feathers provide loft and spring.

Where castors are used, they have been individually hand-cast by traditional English metal crafters to a very high standard, and a variety of finishes can be achieved. We use the antique brass finish as standard.

Where legs are used, they can be either tapered or turned and come in a variety of woods and finishes (see 'Leg Options' tab for more details). We use medium oak as standard.

All of our furniture can be made completely bespoke. We want this to be your perfect armchair, so if you want it a bit bigger or smaller, softer or firmer, or anything else just ask we will do our best to accommodate.

The price excludes fabric. If you need some help finding the perfect fabric, let us know. Fabric quantities for standard models in plain fabric are shown in the product description. For patterns, and bespoke sizes, get in touch and we can advise on fabric quantity.