Chris Eckersley+Sitting Firm at Designersblock 2009

September 4, 2009

Chris Eckersley is a designer exhibiting as part of the Interiors 2010 Preview.

In 2009 he started working with Dave Green from Sitting Firm Ltd on the development of a new chair; building on the Arts & Crafts heritage but updated for the twenty-first century.

Chris’s approach was to retain the integrity of ‘Winsdor’ consruction but to remove all what he considered to be unnecessary details. An inspired improvement was to extend the back bow and allow it to pass through the seat and fit the side rails, thus creating a uniquely strong geometry. Chris has designed a six seater table to complement the chair.


ARDEN is available in natural solid colour or- more strikingly – with the back and legs painted in a choice of colours. Final finishing includes either a matt or satin lacquer, which is extremely durable and yet appears completely natural. All Winsdor chairs made by Sitting Firm feature a one-piece seat; extra-wide boards of this quality are unusual. In this range Sitting Form and Chris Eckersley hope to have produced what William Morris used to advocate: ‘Good citizen’s furniture – solid and well made in workmanship and in design having nothing about that is not easily defensible’.

Chris Eckersley

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.