Tendril Sussex chair dressing

Kristin Dickson-Okuda

Ruffles, scrunches, and gathered organza. This is how Dickson-Okuda choses to veil the historical Sussex chair (based on a regional stick back chair, produced by Morris & Co. c. 1870), as if listening to the chairs' needs when asked how best to preserve and adorn them. Whilst the exaggerated train of silk and overstuffed armature might contradict the Arts and Crafts icon it dresses, the playful sheerness highlights the craftsmanship and transforms its silhouette to something entirely different.

Multicolored, scrunched silk-covered wire tendrils adorn the back of the chair as if taking part in some ritualistic celebration, and wrapped around the legs like climbing silk vines, is more covered wire.

Dimensions: W 21.25" x D 16" x H 26.25"

Year: 2022

Materials: Silk organza, steel wool.

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