Production XL1 Kit Chair (W108)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Production XL1 Kit Chair

Made in

London

Date

1996

Description

Chair with a plywood body with thin legs, footing, seat and back, kept in its kit form in a plastic bag.

Materials and techniques

Beech, birch plywood, bright zinc plated mild steel, nylon 66 spacers. Kit form version includes screwdrivers and instructions for assembly.

Dimensions

length:  85cm
width:  55cm
depth:  60cm

Object number

W108

Category

References

Christopher Frayling and Claire Catterall - Design of the Times (1995)
  • Production XLi Kit Chair, Michael Marriott, 1996, Crafts Council Collection: W108 and W109.

Maker's statement

1996: XL1 is short for Extra Light One. It weighs just over 2 kilos. It also has a lot of flexibility which is part of its strength in that it will bounce rather than snap under stress.