“Furniture designer Charlie Crowther-Smith collaborates with artist Anna Higgie to create the âHiggie Chairâ
Charlie Crowther-Smith was always a fan of Anna Higgieâs work, so when she agreed to collaborate and create a piece of art from his furniture â 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 didnât want to influence Annaâs illustrations â in the same way that she didnât influence the way I designed the chair.’
The Tri-Ply Dining Chair, with its simple geometric shapes, makes a striking contrast against Annaâs free-form patterns and vibrant colours â 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 âHiggie Chairâ is Charlieâs second collaboration. In 2011 he worked alongside artist Christian Taylor on their screen printed âTwo Halves Cabinetâ â a piece of furniture acclaimed at 100% Design, the UKâs largest design trade event, and sold all around the world.”