The simple, rustic design of the chair demanded a vibrant timber combination, which has been achieved with the use of English rippled ash and English brown oak. The design has been inspired by the traditional method of barrel coopering. The coopered, angular form of the brown oak seat and backrest is inviting to the user. The coopering achieves comfort without requiring the seat to be shaped, allowing the design to move away from the shaped coopered seat which is frequently seen in chair design.
The limited number of components, unshaped from the angular form, allows the coopering to be highly visible but not intrusive. The seat is supported by the rippled ash framework; the framework has an angular form which is highlighted by the strong, straight-grained appearance of the ash. This feature coordinates with the angular coopering of the seat and back whilst the different grains and colour combination of the two woods allows their individual beauty to shine.
Materials: English Brown Oak and Rippled Ash