Rory Jaros's ergonomic rocking chairs are handmade and
individually fitted. Chairs are crafted of "recycled ...peripheral"
resources of the Shawnee forest in Southern Illinois. These chairs
WILL serve everyday needs well.
Jaros has researched, practiced and employs skills threatened with
extinction. This process uses simple
tools. Chair members are shaved from rivings. Rivings are bundles
of fiber ...the strongest unit of wood you can get from a tree.
Each piece is distinctive and so well crafted that it may become
a prized heirloom to be handed from one generation to the next. Since they
are made to very high standards of quality, they will age beautifully and
increase in value.
All work is signed and dated. Jaros' craft represents an equitable
engagement between the land and his work, and reflects the heritage of
five generations of craftsmanship.