A Contemporary Chair for Harvard University
Eustis Chair recently teamed up with Harvard University to make a contemporary chair. In addition, the chair is for the Harvard Dunster House. Obviously, Harvard is the oldest college in the country. Established in 1636, Harvard’s first benefactor was John Harvard. John Harvard died in 1638 and left his library and half his estate to the school. Harvard’s goal is to educate the citizens and leaders of our society. They do a great job at this.
Built in 1930, Harvard’s Dunster House is one of the residential houses on campus in Massachusetts that houses undergraduate studnts. Edward Harkness gave Harvard Dunster House to the college along with six other houses. Dunster House resembles the famous Tom Tower of Christ Church in Oxford, England. For instance, the Dunster family coat of arms is visible on the East Wing of the building. The coat of arms of Magdalene College (where Dunster attended) is visible on the West Wing.
The Dunster House is undergoing a renovation. As a result, we worked with New York City architects Beyer Blinder Belle for this Harvard project. Harvard College chose our Virginian stacking chair. It will go into the study areas in the renovation of Dunster House. This chair is engineered with our proprietary Eustis Joint®. The Virginian has the superior durability required for a university study area. Lastly, the chair perfectly matches the clean, contemporary look Harvard wanted in the renovated space.