A tale of two chairs
This is a story of how one design leads to another, and then another. It started with a cylinder cut in half and with the addition of a seat and the back, I sprayed it black to make sure I liked it. Then it was upholstered in that lovely golden suede and I thought that was it – job done, until one day I decided to make it a little more exotic. More birch ply, more glue, mix it all together in the vacuum bag and leave over night. To cut to the chase, I veneered it with white ripple sycamore and ebony, and then thought about reversing the colors. More veneer bought, more ply ( I think you get the picture) and here we have two more chairs. The upholstery was the same suede which in hindsight was a mistake, so I changed it for black and cream and the pair sold in a trice before I could get another shot, so you’ll just have to use your imagination. And no – the little black and white blocks aren’t painted on, they’re indivually hand cut ebony and sycamore blocks painstakingly glued on and then shaped and sanded. French polished.