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 image © designboom

 

 

the frame made from solid wood image © designboom

 

 

the legs are sprayed and the backing is put on image © designboom

 

 

the fabric is hand sewn to the back image © designboom

 

 

springs are placed in the seat image © designboom

 

 

the cushion is sewn into the seat

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the completed wingback chair image © designboom

 

 

a two seater version of the wingback chair image © designboom

 

 

tom dixon image © designboom

 

 


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http://www.tomdixon.net

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designboom article on wingback chairs

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