An assured design that seamlessly blends the arm, back and seat together to create one elegant form. A desire to return to a more intuitive way of making led Woodgate to begin this piece in modelling clay, using only his hands and carving tools to create it.
Once the design was sculpted in clay, it was then scanned back into a computer to be refined, using the process of reverse engineering to complete. It is made from a European hardwood frame, zig-zag springs, jute webbing, hessian straps and covered with a mix of materials that includes natural fibres, animal hair and wool. It has a fully covered frame and an upholstered zig-zag sprung seat.
The back is low, with a beautiful curve that extends from arm to arm. It sits on slimline flanged aluminium feet. Woodgate believes that designers need to use every possible tool at their disposal to create lasting and timeless pieces. Linear uses intuition and technology in equal measure.
Made to order in Norfolk, England.
Available in a wide range of other fabrics and leathers.
H 62 W 263 D 85 cm
Made to order - Lead time 6-8 weeks.
Leather/Fabric: 17msq/ 9m
Price from £3,361
Sofa in Sight
A collection that explores ideas in modern upholstery making through six different sofas.
Designs by Michael Anastassiades, Konstantin Grcic, Faudet-Harrison, Matthew Hilton, Lucy Kurrein and Terence Woodgate.
The sofa is a piece of furniture rooted in Western culture, in ideas of comfort and in thoughts about the modern home. How did the typology come into being? How are they made? What is their future? We wondered how six very different designers would respond to exactly the same brief: Create a new sofa design using our specialist upholstery making factory in Norfolk, where we only use renewable materials, traditional techniques and highly skilled craftsmen.
With thanks to world-leading textile company Kvadrat for supplying the fabrics and to Farrow for selecting the colour scheme.