- Date: 1989
- Client: Private Client
- Location: Worldwide
- Director in Charge: Richard Horden
The ‘Graphite Chair’ is inspired by the lightness of the modern carbon tennis racket.
Our design objective was to achieve a lightweight and compact folding chair for use in home, office, café or sports situations.
The furniture series is named 'Aerospace Group‘ because the early prototypes were developed with engineers from British Aerospace‘s Concorde and Rolls Royce factories. The assembly was done by Amalgam modelmakers- the builders of satellite mock-ups for British Aerospace. The tables form a range from small 1 m square or round to larger study, dining and conference sizes. They are detailed to be flat-packed and the lightweight makes them suitable for bulk airfreighting. The aluminium or carbon fibre construction means that the tables and chairs are durable for outside use. The furniture series is a further step to ‘lighten’ our environment.