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Winter 2013-2014

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Furniture Society 2007 - Chair Show

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One great gathering and five great shows.

 

Members' Show   

Camosun College Retrospective Show  

Camosun Student Chair Show  

Cultural Mosaic Show

Cascadia Show

 


"Look What We Made For Dinner"


 

Mourning Glory by Leanne McLaren
Western Maple
Oil Finish


Pickin' chair by Aaron Murray
Western Maple, Walnut, Sheepskin
Mortise and Tenon Joinery
Wax over Urethane


Sushi Anyone? by Felicity Jones
Western Maple
25º Lacquer over Rosewood Aniline Dye and Dark Walnut Stain
"This stool has a modified Sam Maloof joint to secure the back legs to the seat.  Every piece used in this chair has at least one curve."


Studio Apartment Dining/Side Chair by Peter Todesco
Western Maple
Danish Oil/Varnish
“The upholstered seat frame is made of Red Oak pieces joined with pegged bridle joints.  Upholstery was by Old Country Upholstery.”


The Lonesome Three by Erin Philip
Western Maple, 3mm Plywood
Oil Finish
"This chair was inspired by the designs of the Eames' as well as a selection of Danish Modern designers, especially Hans Wagner.  The design was also influenced by an interest in applying bent lamination techniques."


Grandad Would Be Proud by Terry Moore
Western Maple, Local Cherry (Prunus Emarginata) for Back Splat
Oil/Varnish Finish
"The design of this chair is based on a set of utilitarian dining chairs built by the maker's grandfather in the 1920's and 30's, from recycled oak.  All lumber in this chair was milled by the maker using a Mobile Dimension mill."


Oscar by D.R. Payne
Western Maple
Natural Oil Finish & Wax


Derol Mission Chair by Derek Whittla
Western Maple
Lacquer
"This chair is held together using floating tenons.  The back rails are steam bent."


Lefty by Clare Pepper
Western Maple, Walnut dowels, 3mm plywood
Natural (Tried and True™) Oil Finish
"The design of this chair was influenced by the maker's love for three legged chairs and a desire to try some unfamiliar hand joinery.  The shaped supports for the crest rail, joinery and transitions between legs and seat, footrest, and the coopered seat were adapted from Nakashima, Maloof, and various Danish Modern pieces."


Fit for a Caesar by Adrian Sitter
Western Maple, Bubinga Veneer
Lacquer


Elucifer by Jesse Bifano
Western Maple
90º Gloss Lacquer over Black Automotive Primer
"This chair is designed to be a modernist formal dining chair.  The “top to tail” flowing curves viewed from behind were drawn to loosely resemble a human shape; broad shoulders flowing to a thin waistline at seat height.  The side view of the chair emphasizes the curve of the chair back which follows the human back.  This is accomplished with a slight vertical off the seat height that leads to sweeping shoulder blades before the curves tighten to completion.  The chair's horns, asymmetric elements and bell bottom legs were added to offset the human elements and give the effect of something darker and more beastly.  Lambskin was selected to contrast the high-gloss black, in keeping the formal elegance of the chair.  The chair's name “Elucifer” is derived from twenty hours of culling materials, thirteen coats of primer and multiple clear coats before deeming the project complete."


Thea by Philp  Krahe'
Western Maple, Philippine Mahogany veneer on 3mm Plywood,
6061 Aluminum, RTA Fasteners
Oil Finish
"The design influence for this chair is a mixture of the Eames and Danish Modern.  No glue was used in this chair so it ban be disassembled and packaged flat and is also customizable because of its knock-down ability.  The aluminum braces were drawn on the computer then cut using a CNC abrasive water jet, which would make these parts easy to produce in quantity."


Experiment in the Round by Nolan Edward
Western Maple, 3mm Plywood, Bending Ply
Lacquer
"The technique used in making this chair was to create a bent laminated cylinder then cut the desired shape out."


New Chair by Liam Fielding
Western Maple, Black Walnut (wedges)
Oil finish over Potassium Dichromate on Legs, H-Frame & Crest Rail.
"The design influence for this chair is very strongly George Nakashima.  The seat was shaped by hand and the crest rail was steam bent."


Henry by Wayne Hennessy
Western Maple
Oil Finish over Black Paint Wash
“This design was taken from the Arts & Crafts style.  The large size and through joinery embrace two of the early Arts & Crafts ideals.”


First Variation by Rob Boyd
Western Maple
Oil Finish
“This design is derived from a production dining chair.  The main variations are the curved crest and back rails and increased lumbar arch.  This original has steam-bent back slats, while this version uses bent lamination.”


Four Inspiring Days

Members' Show   

Camosun College Retrospective Show  

Camosun Student Chair Show  

Cultural Mosaic Show

Cascadia Show