“Furniture designer Charlie Crowther-Smith collaborates with artist Anna Higgie to create the ‘Higgie Chair’
Charlie Crowther-Smith was always a fan of Anna Higgie’s work, so when she agreed to collaborate and create a piece of art from his furniture – he was very happy..
The Bristol-based duo took a refreshing approach to collaboration: to work completely independently. After painting one of his Tri-Ply Dining Chairs white, Charlie handed it over to Anna to add her bold, intoxicating style.
Charlie said: ‘I like the idea of producing a piece of furniture and giving it to an artist as a blank canvas. I didn’t want to influence Anna’s illustrations – in the same way that she didn’t influence the way I designed the chair.’
The Tri-Ply Dining Chair, with its simple geometric shapes, makes a striking contrast against Anna’s free-form patterns and vibrant colours – applied using graffiti pens.
The Try-Ply Dining Chair is made from sustainable birch ply, and because four chairs can be made out of just one sheet, there is very little waste.
The ‘Higgie Chair’ is Charlie’s second collaboration. In 2011 he worked alongside artist Christian Taylor on their screen printed ‘Two Halves Cabinet’ – a piece of furniture acclaimed at 100% Design, the UK’s largest design trade event, and sold all around the world.” charliecrowther-smith.com