This chair is a handsome and durable reproduction of the chair used by Thomas Edison; its design comes from his 1878 New Jersey laboratory, where he invented the incandescent light bulb. Harvard University chose this chair for their restoration of Memorial Hall, creating what is arguably the most beautiful college dining hall in America. We kept every design detail when building this antique reproduction, as seen with its unique spindles and extra metal supports. The Edison chair has inspired other additions to our line, including its Tall Edison counterpart. This chair is offered only in American Ash, but is can be stained to match most other hardwoods.