Each piece in the Sunniva Outdoor Collection is crafted by hand in our workshop in Asheville, North Carolina by master woodworkers using special tools and processes built and developed entirely in-house.
Each outdoor wooden chair is ergonomically shaped for maximum comfort, yet sturdy enough to endure regular exposure to the outdoors and the elements. Whether you’re looking for an arm chair for your patio or backyard or a relaxing rocker, a Sunniva chair by Brian Boggs Chairmakers is a luxurious addition to any space.
The guiding principle to furniture by Brian Boggs Chairmakers is that each piece is designed with comfort as the top priority. With that in mind, we’ve found that everything else—from build quality to looks—falls into place on its own. If you live in the Asheville, NC area or plan to visit, come down to our showroom and try out an outdoor wooden chair for yourself.
We form the distinctive backs on the Sunniva Outdoor Collection using bent laminate boards powerfully sandwiched together. This all-wood construction readily expands and contracts with temperature changes (like all wood does) while still retaining the strength the boards started with and the ergonomic shape they were bent into. This lumbar support and high back translate into a genuinely restful posture for everyone.
Construction is optimized for longevity and all-weather performance. There are very few pieces of hardware involved; nothing can become loose or get weak. Pieces come together in rock-solid joinery that is fully housed, meaning there is no way for moisture to enter the joints and compromise strength. Once assembled, the furniture is coated with either penetrating oil finish or boat paint in any color. Water rolls right off.
Each indoor and outdoor wooden chair by Brian Boggs Chairmakers is built to an heirloom spec and rigorous standards developed by founder Brian Boggs and his 30+ years of artisanal chair-making experience. A piece built by Brian Boggs Chairmakers is intended to last for years and years to come.
The entire Sunniva collection is built from sustainably-sourced Honduran mahogany, an exceptionally performing wood long prized in furniture making and yacht building. We source this wood from GreenWood, a non-profit organization that Brian helped found over 20 years ago. GreenWood is a trio of sawyers' cooperatives that selectively hand-harvest massive trees in the Honduran rainforest. The lumber is sent to international companies - like us and Taylor Guitars - and also used by local craftspeople to make a variety of chairs and handcrafts.