When I have an opportunity to make a new chair I tend to jump at it. This was a commission to design a dining table and possibly a set of chairs to be first seen at a distance. The context is a hard modern space with lots of glass and white marble floors. My challenge, and I always love a challenge, was to design a set of chairs that would have an organic feel to them. Comfort was an issue, as it should always be, and the chosen timber this time was American Walnut. I had the idea that I could wiggle the chairbacks across all the chairs linking the sinusoidal curve together. “Gracie” was the chair we came up with. We called her Gracie cause it seemed to suit her. Tall slim elegant but with a flexible strength. This chair is one that can be replicated in Walnut or other timbers a guide price would be £2000- £2500 per chair depending upon the size of the batch.

gracie a dining chair in walnut


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