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Chancellors Chairs

Collection: Robert Gordon University Heritage Collection
Object Type: furniture
Artist/Maker: Burnett, Gordon
Media/Materials: oak


The Chancellors Chairs were commissioned by the University

RGU Ceremonial Furniture. The chairs were commissioned by the University and paid for
by - plaque on chair back says who paid for the manufacture and the date.
My model was translated into a full size model in collaboration with Tom Ironside, furniture designers and makers from Finzean, Aberdeenshire.
Oak was used to painstakingly translate the full size model into the finished design. The two supporting chairs of my design were also sponsored by
others – plaques on back should reveal sponsors.
Three chairs designed by artist Gordon Burnett MA RCA. The chairs are used annually for the University Graduation ceremonies.
Object Number: ABDRG2019.32