Kodawood is probably best known for its 'clamshell' chairs so described for their seat and backs which are positioned like an open clam. Interestingly, the name of the design is actually the 'Oyster Chair'. Weiner's chair was a hit, with its shells upholstered in unique eye-catching fabrics (using his patented technique) selling thousands and propelling the Kodawood look across the country.
Each piece is checked and carefully restored at our Kingsland studio workshop. Our focus is preserving the character and patina of the design while ensuring it displays beautifully in a contemporary interior.
- Joints checked and reglued
- Timber cleaned and stains removed
- Veneer repairs if needed
- Surfaces polished / refinished
The items showcased in our gallery are constantly changing – not all items are on display at once.
Please enquire if there is a specific piece you would like to view and we’ll make sure it’s in the gallery.
All pieces are available for collection in person from our Ponsonby gallery. We are also happy to provide a quote for delivery throughout New Zealand.
Pair of Curvaceous James Wiener 'Oyster' Armchairs by Kodawood
Note: We showcase a curated edit from the Mr. Bigglesworthy catalogue. Please contact us to view specific items.