SIXIXIS is a group of English designers exploring the creative possibilities of bent wood in playful products ranging from chairs to coat-hangers. Exhibiting at the upcoming TENT London event this month, as part of the London Design Festival 2007, these three recent graduates with a passion for sustainable product design use locally-sourced, raw bent wood to create compelling pieces which challenge viewers preconceptions.
SIXIXIS is composed of Tom Raffield, Chris Jarratt and Charlie Whinney, who previously studied 3D Design for Sustainability together at Falmouth College of Arts, UK. Working in a studio in Cornwall, UK they are actively transforming locally available unseasoned wood into newly formed objects; from chairs to lampshades. We’re still a little curious as to how sustainable these designs really are, and we’ll be sure to investigate at the upcoming Tent event. As for price, well, you be the judge:
1. SPRINGSHADE. Designed to be used safely with low energy light bulbs: £48.00 from SIXIXIS.
2. CITYSCAPE COAT HANGER: £50.00 from SIXIXIS.
3. LOUNGE DADDY chair: £1450.00 from SIXIXIS.
4. CHAISE LONGUE NO.4: £2800.00 from SIXIXIS.