Designer: Alexander Worsfold
College: Building Crafts College
Wood Supplier: E Roberts Timber
Wood Species: English ash
The Arne chair is inspired by Norwegian environmental philosopher Arne Naess, specifically his time spent working in solitude in his small mountain top hut outside of Oslo. The light and useful study chair has a friendly form and an inviting, domestic aesthetic. The turned ash frame is both strong and flexible, allowing the chair to move gently, while the large woven seat creates a comfortable base. The accompanying foot stool fits neatly under the chair and provides storage for books or a blanket.
Within the Student Designer category there are two cash prizes; £1,000 for Winner and £500 for People’s Choice. Voting for the People’s Choice Award will take place at the London Design Fair.