Laura Mays

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Price: $6597.00 to $8997

Inspiration: This chair is derived from the ‘wing chair’ or ‘Porters chair’, which protected a person from a draft in older houses. In its contemporary manifestation it provides a space for a person to relax, rest, concentrate, read, or work. Its shape is reminiscent of boats and shells, vessels and pods, and its construction is based on that of a barrel. Husk is ideal for people interacting with their tech and analog devices alike, as it gives aural privacy as well as a shield from light and screen reflections. These factors make the Husk Chair perfect for both public spaces and hospitality environments.

Bio: Laura Mays is a designer, maker and teacher. Born and educated in Ireland, trained as an architect, Laura is engaged in a lifelong journey of craftsmanship in wood. She is the director of the College of the Redwoods Fine Woodworking Program in Fort Bragg CA, and produces her own designs through her company, Yaffe Mays. She thinks that the objects we live with can enrich our lives, giving connection with the past, with those who made them, with the warmth of wood, through practical daily use.

Dimensions: 36.75w x 32.5d x 47h

Materials: Ash (Shown), Walnut, Maple

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