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Surface Chair

furniture
Design
Terence Woodgate
Production
Established & Sons

Surface is a series of carbon fibre furniture consisting of a dining chair and table, designed in collaboration by Terence Woodgate and John Barnard for British contemporary design brand, Established & Sons.

Using cutting-edge technology, this super-slim carbon fibre chair achieves the same impossibly thin aesthetic as the Surface Table. Its perfect proportions and seamless, woven carbon fibre surface bring to the design world the high-tech engineering and flowing lines of Formula 1 racing.

A true engineering accomplishment, the incredible Surface Chair and Table uses state-of-the-art auto-sport technology to exploit the inherent rigidity and strength of carbon fibre.

The 2mm thick edge and long span defies the eye with its improbable lightness and solidity. Radius corners, round legs, domed feet, and rounded edges accentuate the slimness and seamlessness of the design. The Surface Chair is finished with a high gloss lacquer with black lacquer legs.

Terence Woodgate is known for his simple, thoughtful, and understated designs. He works from his studio in East Sussex where he continues to quietly seek new expressions in design. In 2003 he was elected a Royal Designer for Industry (RDI). He has received several international design industry awards including the German Red Dot ‘Best of the best’ award and the IF ecology award.

John Barnard is one of the most innovative racing car design engineers of this generation. He was first thrown in the limelight after he won the USAC series and Indianapolis 500. He pioneered and built the world’s first carbon fibre monocoque, winning three consecutive Formula 1 world championships for McLaren.

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