Presenting The Traveling Chair! Together with Eleish Van Breems, purveyors of Swedish home furnishings, we have gathered together our Big Cabana Family designers, artists and creatives to design a one-of-a-kind side chair in support of the Design Leadership Network's Scholarship fund. All proceeds will be donated to the DLF's mission to ensure a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the fields of architecture and design. These collectible pieces are truly works of art by some of the industry's most respected and talented designers.

Traveling Chair by Deborah Needleman

“I find the materials of nature infinitely alluring and beautiful. To be able to interact with the life cycle of plants, by creating gardens, has always felt like a privilege. Interjecting one’s design ideas on plants involves a relationship-a back and forth between person and plant that is quite like a conversation. One’s vision must be tempered by the will and sensitivities of the plant–where it will grow, what conditions and treatment it requires. In the past few years, my relationship to the landscape has extended into the making of baskets. With craft, I find this ‘conversation’ even deeper, and the transformation of plants into useful and beautiful objects has taken hold of my imagination and my days. This chair, made of rush, Scirpus lacustris, a tall sedge that grows in rivers and wetlands, is essentially a basket constructed over the form of the chair. 

I used the most basic weave technique—the one that forms the foundation for every textile–in which the elements are woven one over and under the other repeatedly. The resulting check pattern is infinitely simple and satisfying to me-both to create and to observe. The piping around the cushion was made by twisting the rush into cord.

I love the thought that the materials of this chair may go from growing in a river—having passed for a time through my hands—to living amongst someone else’s things, wordlessly weaving itself into the fabric of their life.” - Deborah Needleman

 

Product Details

19"W x 17"SD x 38 1⁄4"H x 19 1⁄4"SH

Chairs: Eleish Van Breems

Fabrics: Cabana x Schumacher

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