The Lobster Pot Chair

 

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This design is based, as its name suggests, on the traditional willow lobster pot.

The chair possesses both organic and architectural qualities with its curvilinear form and ‘organised’ fluidity.

The historic references of a lobster pot itself are seen in the choice of walnut in the construction, a wood much used by the noted 18th Century designer/makers and favoured for its spectacular colour, grain and reflectivity.

The Lobster Pot Chair has presence, occupying approximately 0.8 cubic metres. But more than this, it exhibits light and shade within the structure of the chair itself, whilst imparting a wider influence on its surroundings by casting shadows - it is well suited to a modern architectural setting.

Each piece is made to order and is engraved, on one of its 25 legs, with its own serial number and the designer’s signature.

Variants of The Lobster Pot Chair, employing other materials in its construction, including aluminium alloy, polycarbonate and carbon fibre are under development.


Specification

Kiln Dried American Black Walnut

Weight                  24.50 kg

Height                   850 mm

Width                    940 mm

Seat width            680 mm

Seat height           460 mm


The chair is finished using a combination of natural vegetable oils and waxes. The microporous finish is resistant to water and dirt, very durable and does not crack, flake, peel or blister.

The Cornish Chair Company supports sustainable forestry practices by selecting timber suppliers who have both a responsible purchasing policy and ensure that the timber originates from responsibly managed sources in accordance with EU Timber Regulation (EUTR) 2013.