Cocoon Sculpture Seat
Birch wood, carved and constructed, steel rods, sheet aluminium, leather patchwork upholstery
An early sculpture/furniture piece made from a desire to create a cocoon type structure. The wooden base is made up of individually carved and assembled componants. The steel rods, embedded in the wooden base, were bent and soldering to create an arched roof under tension. Initially, I intended to pull canvas taut across the metal. But enjoyed the curved rod cage too much.
It is upholstered in a patchwork of leather, in a nod to my dad (who was a coach trimmer by trade) and his mammoth leather sewing machine. The armrests are covered with hammered aluminium sheet and visible upholstery tacks.