Skill and craftmanship
Anthony Jackson designs combine carefully selected, and often rare, woods and veneers with other trusted materials to create unique furniture that displays the very highest standards of traditional craftsmanship.
An early training in mechanical engineering has provided an insightful understanding of manufacturing techniques and material properties. Anthony’s over-riding interest in design aesthetics, and a desire to work with natural and rare materials was developed through a study of Furniture Design and Craftsmanship at University.
Furniture across the globe
Subsequent experience in creative design, manufacture and project management led to Anthony founding his own company in 2003. Since that time, he has established an outstanding reputation, and his beautiful and distinctive furniture is to be found in homes and commercial properties across the UK, Europe and the Middle East.
“I love to combine my knowledge of metal and wood in furniture design. My Anjou Armchair and Ottoman create a real statement piece in a room – the tactile frames are cast in solid bronze from pear-wood. Most people assume it’s a Bamboo effect. The metal surface is extensively finished (a process of grinding and fine sanding) to smooth it, before a special process of chemical patination is carried out to achieve any of the 5-different bronze colour-tones I produce for this design. The frame can also be mirror-polished, highlighting the amazing natural rose-gold colour of this semi-precious metal alloy, and coupled with the undulating surface it looks super-bling!“
Fabric created by beats and sounds in music
This version, shown here, has been upholstered in an amazing fabric by textiles label BeatWoven® who use their skilfully coded audio technology as an instrument to translate and reveal the geometric patterns created by the beats and sounds in music. By playing songs and sounds it visualises and orchestrates pattern formations that fuse harmoniously with textiles, particularly with the traditional craft technique of weaving. This is their ‘Cooltone’ fabric which, in celebration of his 100th anniversary, is derived from Frank Sinatra’s ‘Fly me to the moon’. For this collection, wool was selected as the primary yarn mixed with its silk warp, with accents of copper, grey toned blues and dusky deep red silks then finished with a cashmere treatment to give it a super soft feel.
Of course, this chair can be upholstered in any fabric or leather. We can also tailor-make the frame to adjust the seat width, depth and upholstery fillings to give a truly customisable level of comfort. Combine this with one of our complimenting bronze colour-tones, and the Anjou Chair could fit into many interior spaces, both contemporary and more traditional schemes.
“I particularly like the delicate proportion of the leg frame in relation to the plump-looking upholstered seat. I wanted the chair to look comfortable even before sitting in it, and the relatively thin frame is completely rigid – something only achievable with metal.”
This design is part of our range ‘Anthony Jackson Originals’, available to view, purchase and order. Please contact us 01403 713 355 and www.anthonyjackson.co.uk/contact-2/
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