Many Tunes Of The Cello Chair

Our recent Cello Chair is a great example of how HF bridges between design and manufacturing. Collaborating with designers Richard Snell and David Rowe at Birmingham City University, we created a chair that delivers a strong aesthetic appeal yet offers good posture for comfort and circulation. 

We believe The Cello offers a new approach. To add to its design credentials, BCU textile students took the concept to the next level. They created a series of unique fabric designs, inspired by Global Color trend predictions. These were showcased at May Design Series earlier this year and currently being exhibited at UK Construction Week from 6th - 11th October.

"This particular print design upholstered on the Cello Chair was inspired by the textural patterns on reptile skins, exploring the interaction with vibrant colour and a direction of Abstract Expressionism with these hand drawn organic marks, which created this very striking striped print.” -  Cory Burfoot (Student Designer)  

"This particular print design upholstered on the Cello Chair was inspired by the textural patterns on reptile skins, exploring the interaction with vibrant colour and a direction of Abstract Expressionism with these hand drawn organic marks, which created this very striking striped print.” Cory Burfoot (Student Designer)  

"I automatically looked at festivals for inspiration, as festivals allow you to escape through the energetic atmosphere, it’s where passion is expressed and bright contrasting colours of confetti/decorations are scattered." -  Mandeesh Reehal (Student Designer)

"I automatically looked at festivals for inspiration, as festivals allow you to escape through the energetic atmosphere, it’s where passion is expressed and bright contrasting colours of confetti/decorations are scattered." Mandeesh Reehal (Student Designer)