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If you’ve dined in San Francisco recently—at the iconic pasta-focused Flour + Water, new farm-to-table spot Ernest, or buzzy Hand Roll Project—this might not be news to you, but you’ve sat in some of the cleverest chairs and stools made in the city.
And they’re not from a legendary (yet) designer—they’re made by Fryn (pronounced fee-urn; it’s Old English for “ancient”), a local company that dreams up all of its chairs, stools, and (now) tables in its Mission neighborhood studio. Ros Broughton has been a woodworker for four generations.
The fact that so many restaurants use the brand’s signature Mariposa chair isn’t a flex—it’s because the Fyrn system, which includes a patented bracket that took years to perfect, is made from parts that are mostly indestructible (and worst-case scenario, replaceable). In your own home, that means you’re sitting on a piece of furniture that will literally last you a lifetime and then some.
The Fyrn Chair Mariposa
There are five different types of Mariposa.