design et al are delighted to announce the Success of LINLEY who have been shortlisted for a chair award in The International Product Design Awards 2015
Taking inspiration from a traditional wing back chair and the creations designed by the Danish genius Hans Wegner, LINLEY have created the Silhouette Chair.
Organic and functional, the Silhouette Chair is strikingly crafted from a single copper panel which has been hand rolled and hammered. This age-old technique used by coach builders in the restoration and customisation of classic cars, enables the craftsman to form compound curves from a flat sheet.
This highly skilled and labour intensive production method ensures a flowing and ergonomic form that fits seamlessly with the form of a human body. The engineered sheet of copper is then clad on one face with neoprene and finished with a luxuriously soft aniline leather, which is seamlessly wrapped around the rolled edge ensuring the fluid lines of the chair’s silhouette continue.
The front legs of the hand-shaped walnut frame flow up into the arms of the chair before sweeping around the back of the copper panel. Meanwhile subtle engineered fixings allow the copper panel to visually hover over the frame.The result is an exquisite piece of furniture; functional in its form and elegant in design. Reminiscent of Hans Wegner, LINLEY have stripped the traditional chair of its outer style and allowed its pure construction to shine. Combining age-old techniques with innovative materials, the Silhouette Chair exudes sophistication and comfort.