The design of the room partitions went through a lengthy process from prototyping joinery systems to looking at the functions and innovation of the design. The main motivator of this design was to invent an interesting and uncommon use of a joinery system in a large scale to create a piece that invited a mixture of “hand making” techniques with “industrial” manufacturing processes within a room partition. With manufacturing capabilities these days ever evolving it can be very easy for a design to be completely influenced by what a machine or manufacturer can achieve which I feel diminishes the design on one hand but allows a wider audience to obtain the object due to a lower price point. With the partitions I was focusing on my back ground as a fully qualified furniture maker to mix both craft, design and these machine based process to achieve a well-rounded object to be utilized in both residential but also commercial applications.
The strong motivator for the Pelle Casual Chair was pushing fine craft and design skills obtained during an apprenticeship as a furniture maker/craftsperson. This chair displays a delicate balance of a resolved and appealing design aesthetic, function and making processes and as a finished piece it defines itself among a flock of chairs by my contemporaries. The Pelle pushes standard furniture making processes to the next level with the intricate shaped round section components. These components junction in to one another with extruded fillets to allow enough sufficient joinery to counteract the stress put on the chair frame by the leather slung seat. The leather was an interesting material for the chair due to the tactility and ageing over time with the various ways its used by its owner.