London-based industrial designer Samuel Wilkinson has designed stackable wooden seating evoking traditional school furniture for Decode London. The Hatcham chair was shown at this years London Design Festival as part of Decode London’s celebration of its fifth year collaborating with emerging London designers.
Composed of only six smooth pieces, the design features details meant to expose its construction. Wilkinson has used sand-cast aluminium leg brackets, solid oak legs and an oak-veneered seat and back to create a modern design which he told Dezeen was “based on school chairs and inspired by steam engines.”
The name Hatcham originates from an old east London casting foundry, originally called Hatcham Ironworks.
Cast lettering has been added on the inside of the leg brackets to illustrate the chairs’ industrial influence.
Samuel Wilkinson won the Design Museum’s Design of the Year Award in 2011 for his Plumen 001 lightbulb designed for Hulger.
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