Inspired by the constantly adapting nature of modern workshops the lightweight Narin folding chair is both easy to collapse and move around, and can be stored in condensed stacks that occupy minimal space. The solid wood frame is robust enough for use in meeting, conference and waiting rooms.
David Irwin’s reimagining of the wooden folding chair gives a modern update to a concept that dates back to the ancient worlds, imbuing it with a resounding sense of quality and aesthetic appeal. The elegant design features a smooth sweeping transition from the turned legs into the formed backrest, which also doubles as the mount for the pivot from where the back leg rotates. The seat and back are formed from layered birch ply with a clear lacquer oak veneer and brass fixings. The fixings contained on the underside of the chair slide along the grooves within the back legs to create a graceful silhouette with clean flowing lines, which looks as good folded away for storage as it does when open and in use.
Born in Northern Ireland in 1986, David Irwin graduated with a degree in Three Dimensional Design at Northumbria University in 2007. Establishing his own industrial design Studio in 2011, he has since produced designs for a range of high-end manufacturers with each collection exemplifying his modern approach to form.