The shape of the front leg follows the grain in the Ash tree. When the leading shoot of the young tree is eaten by a deer a side shoot takes over and creates this pattern. If you split the tree in half 25 years later and season it for a year you get a right leg and a left leg. There are 9 grown bends in this design, and 25 steam bent parts.
All Dan Hussey chairs are signed underneath.
I will be at Blackthorpe barn this weekend. It’s just off the A14 east of Bury St Edmunds. All British crafts. www.blackthorpebarn.com
Here is a Dan Hussey chair that went to France 20 years ago, an early version of the No1 chair in Ash. It has moved house 3 times and is used everyday.
It’s the Weird and Wonderful Wood Fair this weekend 19th & 20th May weird and wonderful wood fair . I will be there with 4 chair designs including the new stacking chair,
Customers at the Station Café in Campsea Ashe can use this chair for a few days, thank you. The coffee is excellent and they even have a chess set and snacks.
Two stacking chairs.
The official launch is at the Wood Fair in May: weirdandwonderfulwood.co.uk
Suggestions for a name for the new chair design welcome.
Price £450 each
Fitted cushion in Linwood Tuscan Linen, chair in Ash
I have been thinking about this chair design for 25 years so it is good to finally make one that I am happy with. The only problem is that it is designed as a stacking chair, and only one exists so far. In theory it is a stacking chair. It is made from Ash, and has a slightly springy seat. The legs are hollow so it is lighter than it looks.