NEW CHAIR DESIGNS Fenella and John

I feel like these chairs have been in the studio for years, and indeed they have been. John and Fenella, our lovely clients have needed infinite patience to follow our slow progress. However, what I feel now is a product that is well worth the wait and effort needed to design and make. My clients came to me with a request for two fire side chairs for their Devon home, a chair for Fenella that protected her from the drafts of the door that was behind where the chair would sit and wrap around her and “Oh she would like a twiddly bit, just one, something frivolous.” John’s chair was totally different, raw bare bones, a man’s chair, none of your cushions or padding just really nice wood. So that is what we made. Or, that was what Daren Millman who was the senior craftsman responsible for these pieces and Geoff Green who worked with him did. Craftsmen get little press and recognition which is wrong, these guys worked with care and great intelligence to produce forms that would test the best makers in the world today.

Fenella and John


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