london design festival 08: tom dixon 'wingback' chair
london design festival 08: tom dixon 'wingback' chair london design festival 08: tom dixon 'wingback' chair
sep 22, 2008
london design festival 08: tom dixon 'wingback' chair


tom dixon’s ‘wingback chairs’
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tom dixon together with upholster george smith launched his new wingback chair range,
during the london design festival. for the show the pair transformed a knightsbridge ballroom
into an upholstery factory where visitors had the chance to watch skilled craftsmen produce
the furniture onsite. employing centuries old techniques the tom dixon wingback chair
is handmade using sustainable wood, cotton and feather. also on display were the various
stages of production of the wingback chairs. the chair is upholstered with mohair velvet
and is available in 12 different colors.

tom dixon will also be having its first ever sample sale this friday and saturday. lighting and
furniture will be on sale to the public at 5 cromwell place in london. an opportune moment
for a london design festival souvenir perhaps?

 

 


the different stages of production of the chair
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the frame made from solid wood
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the legs are sprayed and the backing is put on
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the fabric is hand sewn to the back
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springs are placed in the seat
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the cushion is sewn into the seat

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the completed wingback chair
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a two seater version of the wingback chair
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tom dixon
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more:

http://www.tomdixon.net

related:

designboom article on wingback chairs

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