The Fallingwater is unlike any other Dunstone Design chair. Normally we design our chairs with a specific ergonomic imperative driving the initial concept. How the chair “looks” is usually a by-product of the ergonomic solution. In this case, the commissioning clients, Mandy and John, had inherited some 100mm x 100mm Australian red cedar from Mandy’s family farm. They wanted a set of chairs made and they also liked Arts and Crafts style furniture.
We don’t normally work to a “style”, but in this case the available timber sections were perfect for a straight-backed Arts and Crafts inspired design. The Fallingwater has an echo of the Arts and Crafts Movement, with more than a passing nod to Frank Lloyd-Wright (hence the name Fallingwater).
Unlike most Arts and Crafts style chairs, the Fallingwater is actually comfortable (George Rennie Mackintosh chairs and Frank Lloyd Wright chairs were pretty uncomfortable by modern standards). We made sure the curved back slats offer positive lumbar support.
Size: 450mm W x 550mm D x 1100mm H
Timber Types: Jarrah or blackwood. Other timbers (POA).