All the joints in this chair are hidden within the wood. We use stainless steel threaded bar, secured by boat builder's resin, to ensure a lasting and robust construction. This technique allows us to dispense with the traditional cacophony of rails and underframe, relying instead on the intrinsic strengths of timber. It also allows us to give full throttle to the sculpting skills of the maker.
We are enormously proud and very flattered that a pair of these chairs was commissioned by Sir Nicholas and Lady Goodison for the permanent collection of 20-21st Century British crafts which they have given to the Fitzwilliam Museum through the Art Fund.
This chair was speculatively designed as one-in-the-eye for the modernist in me and also as part of my series of 'epitaphs' to the towering elms of my youth.