Furniture Marolles is the collaboration between father and daughter, Ed and Ariel Clay. Ed has been designing and making custom furniture in the Carneros region of California Wine Country for over 40 years, while Ariel has been on the front end of the New York design world for the past seven years working with top brands such as BDDW, UHURU and APPARATUS.
Together they came across the inspiration to revive the Marolles Chair, originally produced in the 1950s by Atelier Marolles, when the saw an original three years ago in San Francisco. They immediately contacted the Touret family for approval of a project to expand the chair collection to function in modern times with a four-leg , counter stool and bar stool versions, all the while remaining faithful to the spirit and detail of the work of Atelier Marolles and Jean Touret.
With fewer than 100 originally made, this is one of the last remaining unknown gems of the mid-century furniture era. These chairs are meant to be practical, useful and timeless - they feel familiar, yet classic and find a home in residential, hotel and restaurant spaces.
Now being handmade by artisans in California and Nicaragua in American White Oak, you will notice the same fine details reminiscent of the first Marolles chairs - the carved seat, shaped legs, steel staples and perfect proportions. The Clay’s are honored to have the support of the Touret family in their efforts to bring to this chair the recognition it deserves.