david ericsson develops hedwig armchair for gärsnäs in homage to his wife
 
david ericsson develops hedwig armchair for gärsnäs in homage to his wife
mar 06, 2016

david ericsson develops hedwig armchair for gärsnäs in homage to his wife

david ericsson develops hedwig armchair for gärsnäs in homage to his wife
all images courtesy of lennart durehed

 

 

 

swedish designer david ericsson’s latest creation, a simple armchair named ‘hedwig’, is an intimate homage to his wife sara. to serve her inclination towards tea and reading, ericsson wanted to make a seat that was comfortable for extended periods of time, and able to accommodate a steaming cup of tea. the name comes from his wife’s childhood, when she wanted nothing more than to be called ‘hedwig’.

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‘hedwig’ chair by david ericsson

 

 

 

the design itself is catered to wooden construction, with emphasis on craftsmanship and hand-skill. stretched leather is paired with a beech frame, which ericsson developed as a historical reference to swedish furniture designer axel einar hjorth. the chair is topped off with sculptural, rounded armrests just right for a cup of tea. ‘hedwig’, designed by david ericsson, is produced by gärsnäs, and launched at stockholm furniture fair 2016.  

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leather stitching close-up 

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armrest detail with turned wooden tea holder

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linen with icelandic sheep wool throw 

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vegetable tanned leather and beech wood 

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joint detail  

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‘hedwig’ with leather seat pad 

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leather and linen backings

 

 

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edited by: nick brink | designboom

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