Charlie Davidson at Designersblock London 2009

August 10, 2009

Is this the coolest chair ever made?

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Charlie Davidson has just finished his latest hand made piece of furniture entitled, Is this the coolest chair ever made?

Made from 2mm punched steel sheet, brazed together and powder coated. Based on an earlier prototype for a plastic outdoor chair called Duck, this limited edition piece takes over a week to fabricate and finish.

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The designer says, “it takes many hours to get all the holes to line up on the invisible welded joins” and adds “this chair looks so simple in its form but beneath its almost invisible skin is months of prototyping and reworking that makes what is almost a perfectly balanced from. This will become a design classic of the future.

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Charlie Davidson is a British designer who after living in London for over 15 years decided to move to the Dalsland forests of South West Sweden with his Swedish partner in 2007. He has for a number of years produce furniture and lighting which has been exhibited internationally and recently opened an art and design gallery in a tourist hotspot near to him. He is currently working on a public realm commission for Sunderland City Council designing a suit of sculptural furniture which will run through the city and is due for completion in early 2010. He will be exhibiting his new chair at Designersblock in London in September.

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Designersblock London 2009 takes place during the London Design Festival over 5000 square meters of space alongside 100% Design in Earls Court One.

24 – 27 Sep 2009

Opening times:
Thursday 24 September 10.00 – 21.00 Friday 25 September 10.00 – 19.00 Saturday 26 September 10.00 – 18.00 Sunday 27 September 11.00 – 17.00

Register on the Designersblock website.