At the beginning of the this year one of our favourite local nursery and long time collaborator Grasshoppers in the Park came to us with a unique problem. Staff were finding it hard on their backs always having to get down to the kids level and sitting on the very low early years seating. They were looking for chairs that would fit under the kids tables while supporting adult backs.
Taking the sizing from an existing chair they found to be a comfortable height, we designed a chair with an oiled softwood frame, CNC cut lacquered birch plywood back rest and seat recycled from coloured HPL offcuts.
These little chairs are now supporting backs everyday. It's such a pleasure to work with an ongoing collaborator and continue to support them to find solutions to problems as they arise! I wonder what we will make together next?