neil cummings

chair

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I wanted to make a lounge or garden chair for sitting outside. And, I'm interested in simple constructions using readily available materials, handtools and my amateur carpentry skills.

While researching…


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Early March 2020. I could see the Covid pandemic overwhelming hospitals and cemeteries, decimating towns and cities in Italy – news from China was harder to discern – taking hold in Spain where I had just returned from, and forcing governments to implement lockdowns and quarantines. I imagined…


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I bough a cheap classic 'Andalusian' wooden chair. They're super-popular all over Spain. Unfortunately the straight legs and back made the chair very uncomfortable, almost…


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First prototype of a possible chair. It's inspired by Enzo Mari's ideas of being able to make domestic necessities, using stock timber, simple hand tools and everyday skills. There's an echo of Utility furniture from…