I am pleased to announce that we are taking part in London Craft Week for the first time. Our new Easy Chair, developed in association with Bernie de Le Cuona, will be
on display in the de Le Cuona Pimlico showroom during the week. For exact opening days and times, follow this link.
I will be at de Le Cuona’s Pimlico showroom on 7 October 6 – 7 pm for the product launch, if you wish to come along then.
By way of background, it has been many decades since we have produced an easy chair in the workshop. Delving into the workshop archive, I found several easy chair designs that had been drawn by Edward Barnsley in the 1950s. I used these as a starting point for producing a new design. A fascinating part of the collaborative process was the insight Bernie gave me into the different fabrics she produces. I learnt much about the raw materials and the different processes involved. For the chair, Bernie selected from her collection a green boucle fabric that has the most wonderful deep texture. I added some hand- gouged surfacing to the ends of the arms that, together with the boucle fabric, gives the chair a wonderful tactile dimension.
I am thrilled that this collaboration has been featured in the October 2021 issue of World of Interiors magazine.
About de Le Cuona
Bernie de Le Cuona is the founder and CEO of de Le Cuona, a purveyor of luxury textiles with a 27- year history. Bernie is the one to whom designers and historical bodies all turn when a textile specialist is called for. This fabric house uses only the finest natural fibres sourced from around the world. Using traditional and innovative techniques by specialist mills, these fibres are woven into some of the most beautiful fabrics imaginable. The Walpole Power List recently named her one of the 50 most influential people in British luxury. It is a list of people who excel as leaders of innovation and sustainability in their sector.