I am a fan of the A Chair from the O Range by David Colwell because of it’s commitment to being green and it’s very clever construction. I am still trying to be won over by the aesthetics… But maybe by the end of this post I will be sold?
It is reassuring to learn that David designs all of his furniture with flexibility and supreme comfort in mind. The O Range is designed as fully triangulated structures which allows for all the joints to be pivots. These joints are made using Tubular Rivets, a new joining technology that David can claim as a registered design. The curves of the A Chair are steam bent which requires quick work and talented craftsmen to implement the designs shape. Steam bending is a fantastically green characteristic as it can eliminate many processes requiring energy and reduces waste materials.
The A Chair is made out of Ash, a plentiful and tough species made stronger when fast grown. With it’s lack of sap there is far less wastage and it is known to absorb more atmospheric carbons than most other trees. It is excellent for steam bending.
The Achair is available to buy for 395 GB pounds. You can make inquiries here.
David Colwell trained in Furniture Design at the Royal College of Art, his designs have won many awards and his passion is to create furniture that addresses real issues for the future. If only all designers were trained to approach their work in this way.
I must say, I like it… Clean and simple and clever.
What do you think?