Hatcham chair by Samuel Wilkinson
for Decode

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Hatcham chair by Samuel Wilkinson for Decode

London Design Festival: London-based industrial designer Samuel Wilkinson has designed stackable wooden seating evoking traditional school furniture for Decode London.

Above: Samuel Wilkinson talks to Dezeen about his Hatcham chair

The Hatcham chair was shown at this years London Design Festival as part of Decode London's celebration of its fifth year collaborating with emerging London designers.

Hatcham chair by Samuel Wilkinson for Decode

Composed of only six smooth pieces, the design features details meant to expose its construction. Wilkinson has used sand-cast aluminium leg brackets, solid oak legs and an oak-veneered seat and back to create a modern design which he told Dezeen was "based on school chairs and inspired by steam engines."

Hatcham chair by Samuel Wilkinson for Decode

The name Hatcham originates from an old east London casting foundry, originally called Hatcham Ironworks.

Hatcham chair by Samuel Wilkinson for Decode

Cast lettering has been added on the inside of the leg brackets to illustrate the chairs' industrial influence.

Hatcham chair by Samuel Wilkinson for Decode

Samuel Wilkinson won the Design Museum's Design of the Year Award in 2011 for his Plumen 001 lightbulb designed for Hulger.

Hatcham chair by Samuel Wilkinson for Decode

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Hatcham chair by Samuel Wilkinson for Decode

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  • Carpe Diem

    Just another example for the argument that the world doesn't need another chair. Why not spend the same time and energy on finding meaningful solutions to real problems instead of promoting landfill. The chair's been reinvented so many time it's boring.

    • Paul

      I don't agree with you Mr. Carpe Diem! Some chairs might be pointless, but this one is really beautiful in my opinion.

    • davecmnt

      Ah, that tired old statement of creating landfill? This seems to insinuate people consume chairs, and/or continually replace them, just because a new one has come out, not as they actually need something to sit on? Have you actually considered what you are saying?

      More importantly than that though, what kind of moron uses “Carpe Diem” as their username?