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King Bonk by Fredrikson Stallard

King Bonk, an armchair and footstool by designers Fredrikson Stallard, will be on show at David Gill Galleries during the London Design Festival this September.

The form was generated by tying upholstery foam with string. The final shape was carved from polystyrene with a chainsaw.

“It took us a year to find the perfect curves, and we did that by hand,” says Ian Stallard. “This piece has never been anywhere near a computer.”

Made from fibreglass, the chairs will be produced in a limited edition.

Photographs by Thomas Brown/David Gill Galleries.

The following information is from David Gill Galleries:


David Gill Galleries is delighted to announce an exhibition of new work by Fredrikson Stallard which will open during the London Design Festival 08.

From 15 September until 19 October, at David Gill’s primary space in Loughborough Street, SE11 the exhibition will feature Patrik Fredrikson and Ian Stallard’s latest design, the King Bonk chair and footstool. The shape of this sculptural piece with its reflective finish was derived from tying up upholstery foam with string, and named after the biggest marble in the school playground. The original full-size form was carved with a chainsaw in polystyrene.

The limited edition collection will be on show at the gallery throughout the festival. The chair is available in four paint colours, which were created by Bentley: black/green, black/cobalt blue, black/gold and black/violet. The exhibition promises to offer up a dramatic play of light, colour and reflection. More work by Fredrikson Stallard will be on show at DavidGill’s Fulham Road gallery.

Fredrikson Stallard
Armchair ‘King Bonk’ 2008
Material: fibreglass with dichroic paint
Chair H 88 x W 100 x L 95cm
Editions David Gill, limited to 8 + 2AP + 2P