Design Inspiration behind the Georgia Bosson Embellished Wool Armchair

I saw some work Georgia had done on Instagram for The White Company that manipulated felted wool discs into a beautiful pattern. Having wanted to explore working with fabrics that are embellished or manipulated in some way I got in touch. And this is where it all started I am very pleased to say.

In Georgia's studio sampling and work in progress

In Georgia's studio sampling and work in progress

Georgia says “For this project I was keen to work with the factory who have supplied my felt skeletons for the past three years and it felt like the perfect opportunity to have my own washers cut for the first time and see what I could come up with when working with one shape in repetition.

The final design was inspired by a drawing of fishing nets and the undulating texture that appears when they are bundled together. I wanted to ensure that some of the plain wool fabric visible in the final design so that the flow of the stitching could be fully appreciated.”

Sewing the design onto the fabric according to the measurements of the back of the chair

Sewing the design onto the fabric according to the measurements of the back of the chair

The beauty of this chair is that from the front it is a sophisticated and seemingly simple chair with subtle mustard piping to compliment in a luxurious wool from Bute 

However from the sides and the back the beautiful embellishment that Georgia has designed and produced is really quite stunning. I love the fact that the chair is being quite shy about its beauty. So of course it would need to find a home where the back could be appreciated too, some space around it, it would be a shame not to.