Phantom Hands

Upholstered Armless Chair, Velvet Upholstery


The Upholstered Armless Chair is a re-edition of the model created for building lobbies in Chandigarh in the 1950s. This re-edition is true to the dimensions and external form of the origina . . . Read More >

The Upholstered Armless Chair is a re-edition of the model created for building lobbies in Chandigarh in the 1950s. This re-edition is true to the dimensions and external form of the original design, with improvements made to the structural elements and quality of materials to create a chair that is built to last. The external leg and arm frames are made of teak wood, while the inner frame is made of pinewood. High quality premium polyurethane foam in a carefully calibrated combination of densities is used to create the perfect ergonomic seating comfort.

Fabric options available upon request.

Tigmi is the only Australian distributor for the Phantom Hands 'Chandigarh' collection, awarded 'Best Re-Edition' in the 2023 Monocle Design Awards - celebrating design across the world, and honouring people and products that are enhancing lives.

Please complete the shipping enquiry form for a shipping quote as this is a heavy/fragile item that needs to be handled with care.

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Materials: Teak (Tectona Grandis), Upholstery

H76cm x W55.5cm x D84cm, SH40.5cm

For the natural finish, the wood is sanded and finished with a hard wax oil to bring out the natural, golden-brown colour.

For the Dark Stain finish, a coat of water-based, teak stain is applied to give the wood a darker teak shade, followed by a coat of sealer.


This furniture is meant for indoor use. Sunlight, heat, humidity, and changes in temperature affect wood. Teak and cane are hardy and weatherproof, but exposure to moisture or direct sunlight will leave an impact on the finish. Keep your furniture away from windows, balconies or terraces that expose them to strong sunlight or rain.

Timber Care
Teak is extremely hardy and has high natural oil content, making it resistant to extreme weather as well as wood-boring insects. Here are a few suggestions to take care of your wooden furniture.

a. Oil / Wax your furniture
Teak gets better with age and its colour becomes richer and more intense. The wood used in our furniture does not require periodic oiling or maintenance. However, with exposure to sunlight or due to cleaning mops touching the bottom of the legs, the finish can become discoloured in a few places. Applying hard wax oil with a soft cloth can restore the finish. (Hard wax oil brands recommended by Phantom Hands are Kneho and Fiddes).

b. Clean up for more than dust
Loose dust along with years of settled dirt or sticky spots can accumulate on your furniture, so we recommend cleaning regularly. Clear the sticky spot with a soft cloth dipped in a solution of 4 parts water and 1 part mild dish detergent. Wring the cloth of excess solution and gently wipe the affected area until the dirt or stickiness dissolves. Next, wipe with a soft, dry cloth. Apply hard wax oil after if there is any discolouration.

c. Repair heat rings
We have all left a mug of something hot directly on the surface of our wooden furniture. In turn, these mugs leave behind heat rings, marks or whitish stains. To remove these stains, use a hair dryer. Simply set the dryer to the lowest setting and keep the dryer moving over the stains until they disappear. You can also place a towel or cotton cloth over the stain and run an iron on low heat setting over it for a few minutes. Check to see the state of the stains and iron again if needed. Apply oil after.

Upholstery Care
Each fabric has their own nuances and specificities.
Here’s a basic set of care and maintenance guidelines that should suffice for any fabric upholstery.

a.Vacuum regularly for dust. You can also use a brush to gently whisk thedirt away. Always use a soft-bristled brush so that you don't snag the fabric. This will also ensure that the dirt doesn’t get embedded into the fibres.

b.You can do preventive maintenance by spraying 3M Scotchgard (widely available in the market) or any other type of fabric protector spray once a year. This prevents stains from developing in case food or liquids are spilt
on the upholstery. The flipside, however, is that it can make the fabric a bit stiff.

c. Timing is key when it comes to removing stains and spills. You must take care of them promptly by blotting
them with paper towels. Any solid spills can also be lifted away with a knife that’s not too sharp. Do not rub the stains! If you are using any solvent, then conduct a test in a discreet spot of the upholstery before cleaning the actual stains or soiled areas.

d. Turning cushions in case you use seat pads or sofas with loose cushions. One of the ways to extend an upholstered furniture’s life is by turning over the loose cushions from time to time (in our case, this is applicable to
the Modular Sofas). Cushions should also be fluffed after cleaning so that they retain their shape.

e. Velvets should be vacuumed regularly to remove dust that can weaken fibres and leave a stale odour. For this material especially, you can use a garment steamer to avoid any creases. As with other upholstery, do test
with a cleaning product in a less visible area to ensure there are no colour changes.

f. Too much sun, in general, can affect any upholstery fabric, slowly fading and fraying it. Keep your upholstered furniture away from the sunlight as much as possible. It’s also a good idea to keep your upholstered furniture in a place that’s well ventilated so as to avoid any odour and
airborne pollutants like smoke or cooking fumes.


We use a number of specialist logistics partners to ensure the careful handling and safe delivery of our furniture, fragile and bulky items.

Please complete the shipping enquiry form and we will provide you a shipping quote via the contact details you provide.

Shipping rates do not include import duty which will be county-specific. Please check your country's customs rates before purchasing. There are some destinations that we are unable to ship this item to.