' H O I S T '

A chair created as an homage to the craft of sail making. Sails are far from a just pieces of material. A sail may have batons to give partial rigidity if needed and stitched in rope around the boarder for extra strength. At times, pieces of the material are cut out and the remainder is stitched back together creating pockets to catch wind.

All these decisions are made for tailoring the sail to the boat and the wind.

The different length limbs leading to the points of suspension create a form, which once hooked subsequently give the chair a vertical back and a horizontal seat.

The stitched in rope is an adapted technique from sail making which reinforces the material in points where tension is anticipated.

Spring 2013