Source Chair (wire) Perspective View, Designed by Haldane Martin, Photo Micky Hoyle
We were approached by Source Interior Brand Architects to design a chair collection for a Scandinavian hospitality client that are developing hotels throughout Southern Africa. The brief was to create a contemporary chair that was both international and African. The inspiration behind the seat pattern is phyllotaxis – the spiral growth pattern found in leaf and flower petal arrangements. This natural organic pattern symbolizes the dynamic vitality of Africa. Its physical structure also functions ergonomically, as the pattern is most dense where one’s body comes into contact with the seat. The chair will be made in a number of variations – an outdoor wire seat, a strung fishnet seat, and a quilted upholstered seat.