Sarah Le Breton
About Sarah Le Breton
Arts & Crafts Bedales Chair with Indigo & White Willow Seat
Chosen to be exhibited as part of the Nourish Exhibition at the Crafts Study Centre in Farnham, Surrey August – October 2022. My aim for this chair is to showcase to a new audience the beauty of whole willow seating and celebrate designer Ernest Gimson, master craftsman and one of the leaders of the 19th Century Arts & Crafts movement.
Perfectly at home in a traditional or modern setting, this chair is a stand alone piece or can form part of a collection. The willow seat features natural indigo dyed white willow. The ash wood chair frame was made for me in 2022 by Lawrence & Daniel Neal. Lawrence & Daniel are father and son, 4th & 5th generation furniture makers descending from and working in the Gimson tradition.