— Sarah Kay Press Room

COLLECT

10–13 May 2013. Saatchi Gallery

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I’ll be showing my new Forest Chair with Contemporary Applied Arts (www.caa.org.uk). I’ve seen a few old Black Forest chairs, sometimes also called Swiss chairs, and nearly all of them showed signs of splitting across the seat.

This is because traditionally they were made with thin planks for a seat and then had rails running at 90º to the grain of the seat which the legs tenoned into – not a good idea as the timber wants to move in opposite directions. So with Windsor chairs fresh in my mind I thought I’d make one with a thicker seat which has the added advantage that you can shape it and make it more comfortable. www.craftscouncil.org.uk

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