Ribbon Stool

“When I sit on a plane doing nothing but thinking, I get a lot of ideas. Whilst flying back from Japan I was reading an article on charity products when the idea of the ribbon stool came to me. It occurred to me that the actual shape of the ribbon, used everywhere by so many charities, is immediately recognisable. I decided then that I would just turn it into a modern little stool that can be used in many different applications.”

A close-up of a very pink Ribbon stool

“A ribbon in the sky for our love “

A very shiny chrome Ribbon stool

Sculptural Furniture

This high quality piece is made in England from sand cast and hand polished pure aluminum using local processes and sustainable craftsmanship. The result is a stunning work of art that can be used as a sculpture or as a piece of furniture.

A white Ribbon stool hanging in mid-air

Details

PricePrice: £1200 , limited edition of 100 (specifier discount available)
Dimensions49cm high x 40cm wide x 30cm deep
Materials Artisanal sand cast, hand polished aluminium.
CareClean with a soft cloth.
Made in England. Lead time 4-6 weeks.

Circa Double Seater

The Circa Double seater chair is a sculptural hanging chair made from the highest grade Baltic birch plywood with a natural Osmo oil finish and marine grade rope. The simple, geometric lines of its hanging form create a self-contained architectural space in both interior and exterior environments, a comfortable safe haven of peace and quiet.

We have installed many chairs and are happy to advise and work with your specifications, talk to us about your installation requirements including size, frames, finishes and suitability of location.

This chair is part of a collection of hanging chairs that includes the Circa Chair and Hive chair.

A Circa double hanging outdoors in the garden of a house on a hill, in an exotic location with a breath-taking view

“The beauty of this shape is that it encourages you to sit on either side facing one another instead of facing forward.” -Nick Rawcliffe

The story behind the design

“Do you have a hanging chair for two?

My answer to this question was to make the orignal Circa chair design wider with a curve, shaping it like a kidney bean. This makes the base surface a contour creating a more comfortable seating position for two people. I don’t know any other chair that does that.

The beauty of this shape is that it encourages you to sit on either side facing one another instead of facing forward.”

-Nick Rawcliffe

Circa Doubles hanging outside in a sunny garden

Details

Pricefrom £1995 including standard cushion option (specifier discount available).
Dimensionsstandard model 1.85m wide, approx 1m deep
(1.5m wide version also available)
Materials FSC , high quality outdoor birch laminate.
mid/light options in UV filtering Osmo oil, satin finish.
Bespoke finish options available.
Black or white marine rope.
Standard cushion option included, mid grey faux suede colour, Flame retardant BS5852 0&1, Abrasion 30,000.
Foam filled.
InstallationNo construction required of chair itself. Chair folds flat whilst fully assembled. Hanging equipment NOT supplied.
Two heavy duty hanging points must be installed in position by qualified installers. Rope or chain is recommended with the ability to adjust the hanging height. 250kg load maximum recommended load for chair (2 large adults).
CareIf using outdoors we recommend wiping the chair down every two/three months with a cloth and covering or storing the chair indoors during the winter. The cushion is not intended for outdoor use.

Indoor Use: you don’t really need to do anything…
Made in our studio by us. Lead time 4-6 weeks.

Circa Chair

The Circa chair is a sculptural hanging chair made from the highest grade Baltic birch plywood with a natural Osmo oil finish and marine grade rope. The simple, geometric lines of its hanging form create a self-contained architectural space in both interior and exterior environments, a comfortable safe haven of peace and quiet.

The Circa chair is for both indoor and outdoor use and can be hung from a supporting beam, a frame, a tree, or maybe you have another idea! We have installed many chairs and are happy to advise and work with your specifications, talk to us about your installation requirements including size, frames, finishes and suitability of location.

This chair is part of a collection of hanging chairs that includes the Hive Chair and Circa Double Seater.

Close-up of the Circa's concentric circles held together by rope

“A beautifully simple, timeless design made from concentric circles” -Nick Rawcliffe

A Circa hanging in the living room of a loft apartment

The story behind the furniture

“The Circa hanging chair developed from the Hive chair when I was at the Bauhaus.

The design only weighs about 8 kilograms and holds its shape by gravity through ropes. When it lies flat, it collapses like a crab net! Because everything can move, you get stress distribution among all of the joints, so it is incredibly strong.

Watching the circles spin as the chair turns, it looks incredibly sculptural.”

-Nick Rawcliffe

A Circa hanging outside in a garden for RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Details

Pricefrom £695, including standard cushion option (specifier discount available). Optional frame £1100.
Dimensions120cm wide, 100cm deep
Materials FSC , high quality outdoor birch laminate.
mid/light options in UV filtering Osmo oil, satin finish.
Bespoke finish options available.
Black or white marine rope.
Standard cushion option included, mid grey faux suede colour, Flame retardant BS5852 0&1, Abrasion 30,000.
Foam filled.
InstallationNo construction required of chair itself. Chair folds flat whilst fully assembled. hanging equipment NOT supplied.
Single heavy duty hanging point must be installed in position by qualified installers. Rope or chain is recommended with the ability to adjust the hanging height.
130kg load maximum recommended load for chair (1 large adult). Bespoke hanging frame available.
CareIf using outdoors we recommend wiping the chair down every two/three months with a cloth and covering or storing the chair indoors during the winter. The cushion is not intended for outdoor use.

Indoor Use: you don’t really need to do anything…
Made in our studio by us. Lead time 4-6 weeks.

Hive Chair

The Hive chair is a sculptural hanging chair made from the highest grade Baltic birch plywood with a natural Osmo oil finish and marine grade rope. The hanging form creates a self-contained architectural space in both interior and exterior environments, a comfortable safe haven of peace and quiet.

The Hive chair can be hung from a frame, a ceiling, a tree, or maybe you have another idea! We have installed many chairs and are happy to advise and work with your specifications, talk to us about your installation requirements including size, frames, finishes and suitability of location.

This chair is part of a collection of hanging chairs that includes the Circa Chair and Circa Double Seater.

create your own space

A Hive chair hanging outside in a garden, with Nick's eight year old niece sat inside, lost in her thoughts, furniture design, woodworking, natural finishes, no-one know's what she's thinking...

“When you sit in it you have a framed view through the round opening but feel hidden as well. People refer to it as feeling womb like, a statement that always fascinates me.” -Nick Rawcliffe

A Hive chair, suspended in the air, hanging off a chain, a wall in the background, a stark industrial setting with cracking paint and columns, the floor, imaculate white and smooth.

The story behind the furniture

“I came up with the Hive Chair while working at the Bauhaus.

The challenge was to create a 3D space out of 2D shapes. The first version was a Hive that was double the size it is now, but when we made it I ended up chopping it in half and turned it into a chair it is now.

Made from sustainably sourced hardwood plywoods, the hidden detail I like about the Hive chair design is that it is over 90% efficient on materials because all the cuts are concentric.”

-Nick Rawcliffe

A Hive quite some distance in the air, hoisted in the air by a crane, within the confines of a high-ceilinged warehouse

Details

Pricefrom £1895 including standard cushion option (specifier discount available). Optional frame £1100.
DimensionsHive Chair: 120cm x 120cm
Frame (optional extra): 120cm wide x 180cm deep
Materials FSC, high quality outdoor birch laminate. Mid/light options in UV filtering Osmo oil, satin finish.
Bespoke finish options available.
Black or white marine rope.
Standard cushion option included, mid grey faux suede colour, Flame retardant BS5852 0&1, Abrasion 30,000.
Fibre filled.
InstallationNo construction required of chair itself. Chair folds flat whilst fully assembled. hanging equipment NOT supplied.
Single heavy duty hanging point must be installed in position by qualified installers. Rope or chain is recommended with the ability to adjust the hanging height.

130kg load maximum recommended load for chair (1 large adult). Bespoke hanging frame available.
CareOutdoor Use: we recommend wiping the chair down every two/three months with a cloth and covering or storing the chair indoors during the winter. The cushion is not intended for outdoor use.
Indoor Use: you don’t really need to do anything…
Made in our studio by us. Lead time 4-6 weeks.

Miestand

The Miestand is our first phone and tablet stand, simple, elegant and ergonomically designed without being over-engineered.

Made in the North of England from anodized aluminium the Miestand isis the perfect size for universal function and convenience and fits any phone or tablet, holding it at two angles 12º and 30º from vertical.

The stand works well whether it’s on a coffee table, workbench and your desktop at home, or fold-out aeroplane and train tables when travelling.

Miestands are available in 4 anodised colours: silver, black, bronze and gold. Miestands are available to buy individually and in quantity, we can also produce anodised colours to order.

A golden Miestand, ready and able to hold any smartphone or tablet in a very agreeable position.

“universal function and convenience”

The story behind the design

“Designed and named in honour of the old master Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, ex-director of my old haunt, the Bauhaus, the Miestand is my play on a phone stand version of his most iconic design, the Barcelona chair from 1929. It truly is an amazingly beautiful design that you can see in 40% of TV commercials and 70% of office foyers in any metropolis.

Basically, I designed the Miestand after getting frustrated with phone stands I’d brought in the past for travelling. It’s about the size of a pack of cards and weighs under 30g. It’s small enough so you can take it anywhere, solid enough so you can use it everywhere.

I have one in my bag for travelling, and another on my desk for charging!”

– Nick Rawcliffe

A Miestand can be used to hold a tablet, so that you can use a bluetooth keyboard to type things

“the simplest & most elegant holder for your phone or tablet”

Watch a film or maybe a documentary on your smartphone, whilst flying on a aeroplane, the footprint of the Miestand is tiny so it fits easily on a tray table

Details

Price
Dimensions
Materials
Installation
Care
Made in our studio by us. Lead time 4-6 weeks.