Sussex Chairs

August 14, 2020

Sussex Chairs looking at home!

Sussex chairs shown around an oak table in a dining room.

This set of ten elegant Sussex Chairs are a welcome addition to our Sussex Collection and look stunning in their new home.

These limited-edition chairs a real feat of engineering, and incorporate several different traditional techniques alongside the use of hi-tech machinery. The chairs are made of elements that combine wood turning, steam bending, mortise and tenon joints, cane weaving, hand shaping and finishing, all juxtaposed with hi-tech 5-axis CNC milling.

Sussex Chairs shown from three different angles. Three-quarter, straight on and side view.

The arm of the chair is in fact steam bent twice to achieve the final curved shape – a process not for the faint-hearted! The wedged mortise and tenon joints add a simple yet beautiful detail with the ‘herringbone’ texture of the end grain exposed.

These chairs epitomise the essence of Edward’s Sussex Collection which ‘reflects his natural design aesthetic that expresses a classic yet contemporary feel, with clean, elegant lines, curved forms and stylish detailing’.

The chairs are made in oak with a white oil finished with the seat upholstered with natural woven cane. The chair back features an upholstered cushion in leather with brass detailing.

We are so pleased to see them looking at home in their new surroundings and thoroughly enjoyed working on this project and pulling together all these different and varied techniques.

Sussex chairs - 3 pictures: first: Edward working on the chairs in the workshop. Second: Double steam bent arms before shaping. Third: Wood turned front leg elements.
Top: Edward working on the chairs in the workshop. Left: Double steam bent arms before shaping. Right: Wood turned front leg elements

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