May 2018

Enamored by the "by-eye" making method that traditional Windsor chair construction invites, I designed this chair to have repeated linear geometry that leads your eye around the trapezoidal seat. I steam bent the backrest to curve to the shape of the back. I turned the legs, stretchers, and spindles on the lathe and cut and shaped the seat to fit the human form. In keeping with the chair's sharp geometry, I added angular chamfers to the seat edges and armrests. To ebonize the piece, I spray-coated it with a dark stain and a protective polyurethane finish.