Chair (W22)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Chair

Made in

Devon

Date

1978

Description

Chair with an open framed back formed of six verticle pieces of English ash, and a seat upholstered in dark leather.

Materials and techniques

English ash with leather cushion. Legs taken from outside edge of board to provide more spring on the back. Mortise and tenon joints. Leather cushion made by Janis Thatcher. Normal tradition chairmaking techniques with mortise and tenon joints. Top rail joined top of back legs with the help of four inch long and quarter inch diameter aluminium rod. Upright slats are not steam bent but simply fixed to the top rail and then tensioned to achieve the right shape before fixing to the lower back rail.

Dimensions

length:  104cm
width:  48.5cm
depth:  51cm

Object number

W22

Category

References

  • Chair, Alan Peters, 1978, Crafts Council Collection: W22. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

  • Chair, Alan Peters, 1978, Crafts Council Collection: W22. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

Maker's statement

I think that this is a typical product of my workshop. I like simple designs which do not strive to demonstrate how clever the craftsman can be. I have never claimed to be highly original, and I am sure one can trace various 'influences' in this particular piece. All I ever hope for is a degree of orginality in the work, and something of myself. Possibily Japan had something to do with this one.