Now in its 46th year, the Wood Awards Ceremony 2017 was held at the Carpenters' Hall in London. Celebrating the best in wood craft and design; from intricate renovations, to brand new constructions and innovative engineering feats, the Wood Awards acknowledges and rewards great designs while promoting this naturally sustainable material. We are delighted to announce that the Narin Folding Chair designed by David Irwin was awarded the Best Production Made project.  

The Narin Folding Chair Inspired by the constantly adapting nature of modern workshops the lightweight Narin Folding Chair is both easy to collapse and move around, and can be stored in condensed stacks that occupy minimal space. The elegant design features a smooth sweeping transition from the turned legs into the formed backrest, which also doubles as the mount for the pivot from where the back leg rotates. The seat and back are formed from layered birch ply with a clear lacquer oak veneer and brass fixings. The fixings contained on the underside of the chair slide along the grooves within the back legs to create a graceful silhouette with clean flowing lines, which looks as good folded away for storage as it does when open and in use.

Behind the Design Design Guild Mark 169: Narin by David Irwin from Design Insider on Vimeo.