The seat of power

 The Seat of Power: Luke Irwin’s first furniture design in collaboration with cabinetmakers Little Halstock. The Seat of Power chair is a conversation piece intended to start a dialogue about the changing nature of power. Each is made to order and is an edition of five, with a price of $20,000.

The Seat of Power: Luke Irwin’s first furniture design in collaboration with cabinetmakers Little Halstock. The Seat of Power chair is a conversation piece intended to start a dialogue about the changing nature of power. Each is made to order and is an edition of five, with a price of $20,000.

Delighted to be part of the celebrations for the launch of UK textile designer Luke Irwin’s Seat of Power chairs - his first foray into furniture design in collaboration with Little Halstock. My story, which showcased Irwin’s chair, alongside other contemporary designers inciting political debate, was a world-exclusive - published in Architectural Digest earlier this month.

“Today, we are so aware of power issues. As politics gets more polarized, the chairs were about trying to create something, which is effectively a Speaker’s Corner,” Irwin says of the dramatic hammer and sickle framed chairs that are loaded with symbolism about power and its abuse. To read more on the article, click here.

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LifestyleClaire Bingham