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Wealdstone Chair

Wealdstone Chair
2018
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The Wealdstone Youth Workshop was set up in northwest London in 2018 with the intention of giving teenagers from the area an opportunity to contribute to a new town square in their neighbourhood. Together with designers Silo Studio, they developed the design for a leg that could be used in a multitude of ways – as chair and stool legs, as supports for backrests and as shelf brackets. 50 pieces of furniture were made for the square using the Wealdstone Leg. The legs were also available to purchase through the Wealdstone Youth Workshop’s website, www.w-y-w.co.uk for £10 per leg, with the proceeds being re-invested in the project.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
The legs are made from 60% polypropylene and 40% paper pulp. During production, the paper pulp clumps together to form a pattern which makes each leg unique.
Brief Description
Wealdstone Chair by the Wealdstone Project and Silo Studio, 2018
Physical Description
A chair composed of 6 Wealdstone Legs (in different colours), a plywood seat and backrest.
Dimensions
  • Chair height: 76.5cm
  • Chair width: 45cm
  • Chair depth: 49cm
  • Leg height: 40cm
Production typeDesign
Summary
The Wealdstone Youth Workshop was set up in northwest London in 2018 with the intention of giving teenagers from the area an opportunity to contribute to a new town square in their neighbourhood. Together with designers Silo Studio, they developed the design for a leg that could be used in a multitude of ways – as chair and stool legs, as supports for backrests and as shelf brackets. 50 pieces of furniture were made for the square using the Wealdstone Leg. The legs were also available to purchase through the Wealdstone Youth Workshop’s website, www.w-y-w.co.uk for £10 per leg, with the proceeds being re-invested in the project.
Collection
Accession Number
CD.7-2020

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record createdNovember 2, 2020
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