NEW: discover the queen of small chairs!
1. Hello Gaspard! Could you tell us where the name SABA came from?
We have a system for finding the names of our products at Charlie Crane: 4 letters, consonant/vowel. SABA came about when I saw my daughter sitting on the very first prototype of the chair, looking like a little queen on her throne.
2. Was there a responsible approach in the creation of this little chair?
Yes, like everything else we do at Charlie Crane. Firstly, it's flat-packed - meaning it's sent in the flattest possible packaging. This greatly reduces the impact of transport. Secondly, the materials used are all natural and made in Europe: SABA is made from raw beech wood sourced from Slovenia, 100% Italian wool felt and certified cruelty-free wool and chemical-free dyeing.
3. Could you tell us about your choice of materials?
There's something rustic about this chair, a raw spirit, and the materials are consistent with this identity: untreated light-colored beech, real wool in thick felt that guarantees both aesthetic and mechanical quality. Simple yet beautiful! In all objectivity 😉
4. How do you plan to develop Charlie Crane's "kids" range?
We try to create iconic products!
So it's not easy and it takes time (laughs). But rather than bringing out a huge number of products every year (that already exist or resemble something already seen on the market), we try to innovate by offering families furniture that moves us. Furniture they'll really love, keep for a long time, pass on... Beyond the development part, we have a lot of exciting things going on at Charlie Crane: firstly, we're working hard to relocalize production as much as possible. Secondly, the team has grown a lot in a short space of time, and it's a real job to make sure that everyone feels at home and happy to come to work in the morning. So far, we've recruited nothing but gems, so we're still growing... and thinking big!
Ideal for children aged 18 months to 6 years, the SABA chair is sure to become a household favourite!