Garden pine design started as a small part time business in 1996 inspired by my wife's love of gardening (she especially wanted a cape cod chair or two). Seeing some of the exorbitant prices, and with my trade background and ten years in the timber industry, I set to and designed my first rudimentary but effective chair. This found favour with my wife and friends and the local garden centres. By the end of 1998 I said goodbye to my job and was selling my furniture nationally, mostly in kitset form to make freight affordable. The next year I designed a refined model which I called the Connoisseur, which was even more comfortable because of its curved back (like a bucket seat). We have now moved to larger premises which allows me to employ more staff and carry more stock so encouraging me to introduce the most popular and freightable items to Australia. We're sure you will enjoy Garden Pine Design Connoisseur chairs.