24 diy chair inspirations from andy hall

© andy hall

© andy hall

Three years ago, we posted  a mystery chair whose cool design inspired us to think we could make it ourselves.  We did not know who’d made it, until today, when a reader sent us a link in a Comment. It is the work of artist/designer Andy Hall. We’ve discovered that Hall set himself the challenge of making “one chair in exactly one hour = 24 chairs in 24 hours” . You can see all 24 iterations of diy chairness here.  We find them inspiring, largely because of the ordinary/easily accessibl materials Hall used…

and because we have a thing for chairs. When we first published a picture of the new Laboratory in Harlem, a reader commented: What keeps cracking me up is the number and variety of chairs in the space! Love the mix, the shapes and it seems, the only pop of color provided by your bum spots!.  H-m-m. What’s that about?  Like people, chairs have so much personality…and possibility.

Hall’s rough-hewn chairs are curiously chic.

© andy hall

© andy hall

andy hall

© andy hall

© andy hall

© andy hall

© andy hall

© andy hall

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