Whipbird Chair

A sculptural chair inspired by wild bird sound. 

I began this project during a residency at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Maine, USA. I was investigating the idea of how sound might be transposed into three dimensional form, exploring how the sonic patterns that surround my studio might be expressed in my work. I completed the chair when I returned to the Center as an instructor in January 2013.

You can hear a whip bird call here.

Whipbird chair - base is stack laminated american ash, seat is a torsion box veneered in american ash, backsplat is cold-laminated american ash, artist acrylics.