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The design will be on display at Heals, Tottenham Court Road, during the London Design Festival 17th - 25th September.
In response to demand, we have re-visited the design of the Royal high chair and Sitting Firm Chairmakers now produce a version fit for our very own little prince and princesses (from tot to teen).
We are thrilled to say that it has been tested and passed by the Furniture Industry Research Association, meeting all of the relevant British Standard safety requirements.
As with Prince George’s high chair, it is made in ash and finished with a white tinted hard wax oil, although an optional accompanying tray attachment is now also available. I do hope they managed to cope in the Palace without! For more information about the high chair: Katie Walker Furniture
For more information about the London Design Festival: http://www.londondesignfestival.com/
Katie Walker Furniture joined forces with Sitting Firm Chairmakers Ltd to produce a new chair design for the meeting rooms of the GREAT campaign at 10 Downing Street.
Originally designed in ash with a solid wood seat to accompany George’s high chair, at the request of GREAT, the set of 8 chairs was produced specifically in walnut and with an upholstered seat. The chairs were made by Sitting Firm Chairmakers in their Midlands workshop. The upholstery fabric (colour way selected by the GREAT team) was also supplied and produced by a British fabric company and mill. For the full story click here to download the press release.
Originally designed to accompany George’s high chair in ash with a solid ash seat, either version is available direct from Katie Walker Furniture.
We are delighted to be part of the Bluepatch pop up department store on the 1st October in Dulwich. With the current renewal of interest in all things Windsor we have developed a new version of our circular Windsor dining table which will be on display along with other favourites at the event.
The table is available in a variety of woods and sizes from Katie Walker Furniture. 10% discount will be given on all pieces in the Katie Walker Furniture range ordered on the day.
Visitor information can be found at http://community.bluepatch.org/blue-patch-pops-up-with-the-uks-1st-sustainable-department-store/
In 2010, aided by the Art Fund, Manchester Art Gallery purchased a Ribbon rocking chair for its permanent craft collection. This October the piece will be venturing out, having been selected to go on display at: Ornament within the Great Northern Craft Fair.
“Following its successful launch at GNCCF 2014, Ornament returns to give GNCCF visitors a chance to invest in museum quality collectible craft from a selection of the UK’s most eminent makers. This selling exhibition, curated by Michelle Keeling in partnership with curators of contemporary craft collections in museums & galleries across the North, will feature outstanding work to inspire, engage and tempt new and existing collectors.”
The piece is available to order in either ash or walnut from Katie Walker Furniture.
The Great Northern Craft Fair visitor information can be found at: http://www.greatnorthernevents.co.uk/homepage-gnccf.aspx
We are fortunate to have Architectural Plants just up the road from the studio here in Pulborough, West Sussex. Architectural Plants have built a reputation as one of the leading specialist plant suppliers in the UK. They have recently started to show sculpture in their beautiful new location and are currently showing a few of the Katie Walker Furniture garden pieces including the Winged seat and Warnham bench. The garden is definitely worth a visit, as founder Angus White puts it “a curious fusion: Architectural Plants meets Aix-en-Provance, Brancusi, Le Corbusier, Kyoto, Port Stanley and the A29”.
For further information about sculpture at Architectural plants: http://www.architecturalplants.com/sculpture-at-architectural-plants
The workshop snapshot above shows another design that we want to tell you about - you will definitely be seeing more of this piece in the future.
For more information click here to make an enquiry.