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SPIN hanging chair

by Carl Austin Furniture



SPIN can hang from its own frame, a tree or a beam for outside use or as a stylish indoor seat.

A chair for both fun and comfort. SPIN is designed to hang from a tree or a beam for outside use or as a stylish indoor seat.

Made of steam bent and laminated ash with stainless steel fastenings. The canvas is made in tough sail cloth by a sail maker and is available in a wide variety of colours to suit your own plans. It is also available with a hanging frame.

The idea for SPIN first occurred to me when I found a cape gooseberry that was broken in half. Upside down, it resembled a seat. The struts on this chair are almost identical in shape, providing an elegant, organic form. These laminated struts provide an extremely strong yet springy seat in which to while away the hours.

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Ash, Canvas

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Carl Austin Furniture

Furniture Designer

Aged 23, I bought an old wooden Norfolk Broads cruiser to live on. It immediately became apparent that it was falling apart and that my wood working skills were utterly inadequate to stop the rot, so I embarked upon a woodworking course. I never did get to grips with that boat, but woodwork got a grip on me. I diverted off to making and studying furniture, graduating from De Montfort University, Leicester, with a degree in furniture design.

The lure of wooden boats, however, was persistent, so in 2005 I moved with my family to Cornwall to concentrate fully on boat building. We bought another huge wooden boat to live on, this time with sufficient knowledge and kit to knock it into shape and make a comfortable home. I also got some good commissions to build boats. While working on a small wooden boat, the idea of of making furniture using traditional wooden boat building materials and methods occurred to me. As neither boats nor furniture would leave me in peace it seemed obvious to combine the two. These are the results.

All of my work is directly inspired by wooden boat building methods. I soon learnt that what makes wooden boats pretty are fair curves. These curves are achieved through using very long batons and a calibrated eye. The curves on my chairs are all derived from using boat building methods and experience. As my chairs are intended for use outdoors, using materials and methods proven in the marine environment does help to inspire confidence in the buyers.

I am also a big fan of the mid 20th century Scandinavian furniture designers which will probably surprise no one. This collection of work could not have materialised without this blend of experience and education in both furniture and boats. As a consequence I believe them to be quite unique.

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