Prince George’s rippled Ash high chair – revisited
Prince George’s high chair was designed in 2013 by Katie Walker and made by Roger Smith. Rippled Ash was chosen for its lighter colour and interesting grain. Wood for the project was supplied by Sutton Timber and originated from the Longleat Estate. The resulting piece was not only beautiful in design but practicable in purpose. In response to demand Katie has re-visited the design to produce a version of the chair for our very own little prince and princesses.
The design is guided pre-dominately by the functional aspects of a high chair. The back rest curves around the body and the front legs and top rail are steam bent with all other curved elements laminated from Ash veneer or Birch plywood.
The highchair is produced in Ash by Sitting Firm Chairmakers using British materials wherever possible with wood harvested in the UK under a Forestry Commission felling license. All materials and processes have been chosen with sensitivity to their environmental impact. Finished with either a clear lacquer or white Osmo wax oil it gives the chair a natural shine and goes someway to protecting it somewhat from our precious little cargo!
Learn more about Sutton Sutton Timber’s furniture making supplies here.