Hembury

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Front view of a chair showing the seat. Side view of a chair showing the legs. Rear view of a chair showing the legs. Side view of a chair showing the legs. Front view of a chair showing the seat. Close view of a chair showing the material. Close view of a chair showing the material. Underside view of a chair showing the base. Close view of a chair showing the moulded inscription and printed label. Underside view of a chair showing the legs. Close view of a chair showing the feet.
Details
Object number
AIBDC : 008182
Country
Date
2018 (circa)

Description

The Hembury chair is designed and made by Solidwool, a company based in Buckfastleigh, Devon. The company was co-founded by husband and wife team Justin and Hannah Floyd. Conscious that sheep farmers were struggling with a diminishing market for the coarse fleeces of hill and moorland sheep, the couple looked for ways to bring industry back to the area whilst creating value for the coarse unwanted fleeces. They now produce hand crafted furniture using a bio-composite material, developed by them, which uses wool as the reinforcing ingredient in a bio-based resin. The result is a 'visually tactile' sustainable material. The wool used in this chair is from the Herdwick sheep. Traditional petrochemical resins have been replaced with a resin with a significant bio-based renewable content sourced from the waste streams of industries such as wood pulp and bio fuel production. The legs are made from UK sourced ash and turned in Somerset and the frame is constructed from black powder coated steel in Plymouth.
Designers & Manufacturers
Designer (Person)
Manufacturer

Inscriptions

moulded: "SOLIDWOOL" (base)
printed: "HEMBURY CHAIR. Identification No. 000343. SOLIDWOOL Made in Buckfastleigh, Devon" (base, on sticker)
Dimensions
Width
470mm
Height
670mm
Depth
520mm
Material Note
plastic
biopolymer
Solidwool - trade name seat
animal
wool
wood legs
metal frame
steel powder coated
Colour