A children's drawing become a furniture

Design by Jack Beveridge and Joshua Lake

by Valentina Ieva
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"Working with a local Primary school, we took an art class and gave the children a simple piece of paper with the words, 'please draw a chair'" said Jack Beveridge and Joshua Lake who created a chair from children's drawing.

They continue: "We wanted to explore the untainted imagination of a child. A class of 7-8 year olds designed their vision of a chair, we made them into reality.

 

With a little encouragement and some colouring in pencils, the children started scribbling away their dream chair! After an hour, we had the most beautiful selection of designs that we couldn't come close to even dreaming of.

The main bodies were made from wood which we then carved by hand. There are metal brackets in place to give the chair extra support.

As each drawing is so different from each other, it will be largely down to experimentation and exploration to find the right materials for the job. Different plastics, binding methods and finishes will likely be different for each chair / table.

The project is still in very early stages, we plan to keep making the chairs. The children also drew tables, so these will also be ready, soon-ish".

www.joshua-lake.com

http://www.jackbeveridge.com/children's_furniture

 

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    • Valentina Ieva

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      Bari / Italy

      Laureata in Ingegneria edile-architettura, giornalista per professione, web writer per diletto. Amante di architettura, design, fotografia e libri di carta. Dipendente dai social, Instagram e InstaStories su tutti. Affamata di vita, viaggi e storie da scoprire. Qualunque forma d'arte mi affascina da sempre e non posso pensare una vita senza: emozioni forti, immaginazione, buona musica, cucina pugliese, sole e gatti. Per dirla con le parole di Battiato, non potrei vivere senza: ‘un soffio al cuore di natura elettrica’!)

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