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Chair

About this project

A chair carved from a large piece of Portland Limestone. The sculpture depicts gnarled ivy entwining a tired old chair. It is life size and surprisingly comfortable. I find beauty in old forgotten objects so when I came across this moth eaten old chair left to rot by the previous tenants in our studio I decided to immortalise it by carving it in stone. This piece was showcased at Luxurymade as part of London Design Week 2016.

Keywords

stone sculpture, stone carving, stone chair, stone carver, stone design, stone crafts, stone creftsman, stone artist, stone furniture

Disciplines

Stone working, Furniture, Design, Traditional

Materials

Stone
Ivy chair
Photographer: Ben Russell
Rear view of the sculpture. My favourite part is the rip in the upholstery.
Ivy chair
Photographer: Ben Russell
Front view. I'm a big fan of carving organic forms so I had a lot of fun here.
Detail
Photographer: Ben Russell
Close up detail

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