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San Luis Wing Chair

$1,425.00
Model SLX30
 
 

You may own a wing chair. You’re probably not sure where it is because it was so uncomfortable and awkward that you’ve banished it to your great aunt’s storage unit three states away. Before going any further, take all of your preconceptions about wing chairs and chuck ‘em as far as you can (which won’t be very far because wing chairs are too cumbersome to throw well). Now have a look at the San Luis.

Starting at $1,425. As shown $2,249.

 
Details
Dimensions30-1/2 OW x 35-1/2 OD x 46 OH
24-1/2 SD, 21-1/2 SH, 25-1/2 AH
Shown InWILLEM SMITH Saratoga Bridle leather
UpholsteryExtensive graded-in WILLEM SMITH leather and upholstery.
COM/COL7-1/2 yds. / 110 sq. ft.
HardwareNailheads standard.
OtherOttoman also available.
 

About the San Luis

First you notice the scale which is refreshingly modest in a WILLEM SMITH sort of way. Then you wonder why, to your surprise, you like this chair. Perhaps because it swoops and embraces in a slightly more groovy manner than a wing chair of yore. Somehow it seems cheeky, yet there is a respectful nod to tradition in its classic demeanor. And it’s just not that big. How often do you see a wing chair in a space and think about the fellow in your fifth grade class who grew a foot and started shaving in the fourth: he was a nice kid but he loomed over the room and was a little awkward when playing with others. He was no San Luis. Finally you sit. If there was ever a poster child for vintage piErgonom sit-it-to-believe-it comfort, hello San Luis.

How did we do it?

Well, as with every WILLEM SMITH sit, we can’t hand out an Oscar for the Best Performance in a Sitting Comfort Experience award to any single contributor. Indeed it’s the symbiosis of the construction integrity, the WILLEM SMITH seat cushion, the ‘ah ha’ kidney pillow and the thought-through height, depth and pitch that we’re humbly proud of. But also appreciate the subtleties: for example, in other wing chairs, if you try to bring your arms back into a comfortable reading position, you elbows will ram into side walls of the back. Not with our San Luis, where we’ve scooped the sides away to deliver superior livability in addition to a more progressive profile. It’s those details that are hallmarks of our thought-through, comfort-obsessed ethos. If you like the look of the San Luis, you’ll love what it does for your room and your life.

All of the WILLEM SMITH pieces are meant for a lifetime. Below are some straightforward tips to help you easily preserve the beauty of your collection for years to come.

Enjoy. Host yet another three-hour dinner party in your Brisa chair. Curl up with a long novel in our Francisco. Our uncompromising attention to the construction of each piece assures your WILLEM SMITH collection will endure and endure. Our classic, clean lines and our conscientious provision of the highest quality and most appropriate materials assure your pieces will be simple to maintain. 

If you have specific questions on caring for any of your WILLEM SMITH piece, please call us. We would love to hear from you.

 
Wood

Dust can cast a dull pallor, masking the inherent beauty of our carefully selected woods. Frequent dusting not only allows you to pass the white glove test and recoup the wood’s sheen, it removes airborne pollutants which could scratch wooden surfaces. An ever so slightly dampened, clean, soft cloth is our tool or choice; it effectively removes and traps dust from becoming airborne again. Periodically, to restore the natural luster, polish wooden furniture with a lint-free cloth, working in the direction of the grains as much as possible. 

 
Leather Furniture

We love using leather on our chairs.  Nothing sits and swaddles like a well designed and built club chair in a great leather.  And properly maintained, leather will last – and look terrific - four times as long as fabric. 

Caring for leather is straightforward.  Note that many people don’t use any products on their leather: if it isn’t drying out, it’s happy.

  1. Rules 1-10 are to avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight and to direct heat.
  2. Regular vacuuming (yes, vacuuming) is a simple and effective method to keep the surface clean.
  3. For most leathers it is safe to occasionally wipe your leather with a clean, damp cloth followed by a dry cloth.  
  4. Blot (don’t rub or scrub) any spills immediately.
  5. Condition, but no more than once a year.* 

*For many of our leathers we recommend a gentle widely-available leather conditioner such as Lexol.  It is easily applied with a sponge followed by wiping any excess with a dry cloth a few minutes later.  For a full aniline or nubuck leather only use cleaners and conditioners specifically formulated for those leathers.   Note that some conditioners may slightly darken a leather’s appearance, so please test any conditioner on an inconspicuous area first.  

And finally, bear in mind that over time and with use your leather will develop a unique and welcoming patina, giving it a distinctive appearance and further softening as it ages.  Much like all of us.

 
Fabric

WILLEM SMITH fabrics are selected not only for their beauty but also taking into consideration the practicality of using your pieces yet keeping them beautiful. Naturally, wipe up any spills and spots as soon as you see them. Using the small attachment for your vacuum cleaner you can quickly keep your upholstered furniture clean and dust free. A steam cleaner can help provide a periodic, deeper clean. As with all valuable pieces of furniture and antiques, avoid placing them in direct sunlight or within two feet of heat sources. Sun and heat can dry out wood and finishes, crack leather and fade upholstered fabric. Of course, water can also damage wood, leather and fabric surfaces. If you have a spill, dry the area thoroughly and promptly. All-purpose cleaning sprays are not appropriate for WILLEM SMITH or other fine furniture.

WILLEM SMITH Leather 

We are committed to offering industry-leading quality and selection at a surprising value.  Chosen for their consistency, luxurious hand and, importantly, value, WILLEM SMITH leathers have been aniline dyed, and most have received a light topcoat for depth of color and protection against the realities of life.

Certain series have a more pronounced grain while others may be typically smoother, have a glossier finish or even, hold onto your socks, appear to have a sparkly iridescence.  Some of our favorites exhibit a degree of what is referred to as a pull-up burst; these wonderful hides celebrate the character marks that make each piece of furniture undeniably unique.  Choose your favorite colors, and then contact us to learn about the distinctive characteristics of each collection.

Search by color:  blueblack, brown, greengreymaroonorangepurpleredtanwhiteyellow

How Not To Get Stuck

You’ve no doubt already measured the space where you will put the piece and compared it to the dimensions on our pages about each product. Now let's make sure you can get it there.

The Pathway to Its Intended Destination
  • Entryways: height and width of all areas. Take into consideration the space that the door takes up. Are there any fixtures in the way?

  • Entry Clearance: the distance from the wall, through the doorway to the opposite wall.

  • Twists and Turns: consider ceiling height (if you need to stand the sofa), lights, fans or other ceiling fixtures, banisters.

Other Considerations
  • Before delivery, remove any frames or artwork from walls to avoid bumps and scratches.

  • Remove any potential obstacles between the door and your furniture’s final placement—plants, chairs, accent tables, etc.

  • Please confine pets to ensure they won’t be underfoot or escape out open doors.

  • If you live in a building with an elevator, measure the height of the door, as well as the inside space to ensure it’s big enough for your furniture to travel in.

  • Cut out a cardboard template in the size of the new furniture or using masking tape mark off the area on your floor to help you envision how it will fit in your room.

 

 

We love using leather on our chairs.  Nothing sits and swaddles like a well designed and built club chair in a great leather.  And properly maintained, leather will last – and look terrific - four times as long as fabric. 

Caring for leather is straightforward.  Note that many people don’t use any products on their leather: if it isn’t drying out, it’s happy.

  1. Rules 1-10 are to avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight and to direct heat.
  2. Regular vacuuming (yes, vacuuming) is a simple and effective method to keep the surface clean.
  3. For most leathers it is safe to occasionally wipe your leather with a clean, damp cloth followed by a dry cloth.  
  4. Blot (don’t rub or scrub) any spills immediately.
  5. Condition, but no more than once a year.* 

*For many of our leathers we recommend a gentle widely-available leather conditioner such as Lexol.  It is easily applied with a sponge followed by wiping any excess with a dry cloth a few minutes later.  For a full aniline or nubuck leather only use cleaners and conditioners specifically formulated for those leathers.   Note that some conditioners may slightly darken a leather’s appearance, so please test any conditioner on an inconspicuous area first.  

And finally, bear in mind that over time and with use your leather will develop a unique and welcoming patina, giving it a distinctive appearance and further softening as it ages.  Much like all of us.

 

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