Meet William

He got a makeover.






William was created circa 1900 as a gentleman’s dressing room chair.

The wide yolk is made to hang a suit coat over, until the final dress. The seat is approximately 15″ high – the perfect height for lacing boots or sitting back while the valet removes the footwear and stockings.

William’s legacy lives on in this piece and has been given new life with a fabric pattern, designed Josef Hoffmann in 1905. It has been professionally re-upholstered by Everafter Upholstery in Minnetonka, MN.

William is a handsome one-of-a-kind. There are no other chairs of this style with this fabric – ANYWHERE! And there never will be, I promise!
– Amy Rottunda, designer/curator/founder of House Language Studio.


24″w, 27″d, 31.5″h, 24.5″ arm height, 15″ seat height

Fabric Pattern 
Secession by Josef Hoffmann, 1905, color: Indigo.
53% cotton, 47% Rayon, 30,000 double rubs, Wyzenbeek test rating. Suitable for light duty commercial use.

Chair Construction
Circa 1903, original materials. Quartersawn oak, hardwood, new steel coil springs, new burlap and Dacron pad.

House Language Studio – Amy Rottunda, BFA


Get William

He is a gentleman.

He is one-of-a-kind.