MADE IN CORNWALL: THE CORNISH CHAIR COMPANY
PUBLISHED: 13:28 22 May 2014 | UPDATED: 12:16 30 August 2017
A clawed ocean crustacean most commonly associated with the dinner plate is the inspiration for a unique new piece of furniture design
A clawed ocean crustacean most commonly associated with the dinner plate might seem an unlikely source of inspiration for a unique new piece of furniture design, but the Lobster Pot Chair is just that...
The Cornish Chair Company has served up a treat with its 25-legged lobster pot creation.
The vision of a lobster - in its humble seaside pot – proved the ultimate inspiration behind the creation of The Lobster Pot Chair.The idea comes from the creative director of the Cornish Chair Company, Richard Hooper, who has previously exhibited collaborative projects at London Design Week and worked on a variety of commissions for the National Trust.
The Truro-based company’s creation is made from kiln-dried American black walnut, and represents an innovative approach to furniture design which aims not to merely occupy a position and cubic capacity within a space, but also to interact with and make a wider impact uponthat space.
Richard, who has a background in aerospace engineering, said there were two overriding objectives that underpinned his creation.
“I wanted there to be a regional centre of gravity of some sort,” he says. “I am inspired by the sea, our local surroundings and the maritime and coastal environment; it was hugely important that this was reflected.”
The Lobster Pot Chair, priced at £4,800.