Sam Edkins: Anatomically Correct Chair White

Sam Edkins: Anatomically Correct Chair White

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The Anatomically Correct Chair

In these works the designer-maker Sam Edkins makes reference to Memento Mori, a theme often depicted in art and classical antiquity.

Sam uses imagery sourced from old medical journals which he tailors to suit each antique chair before digitally printing his design on to brushed velvet. As a process this allows Sam to embroider a new history into them and makes each one slightly different. The shape of the chair allows the print to flow into the chair structure, giving a figurative character and seeming to personify the piece.

Each chair is fully reconditioned and upholstered by Sam with his design.

About Sam Edkins

Sam Edkins is a London based artist/designer living and working in London.

He studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths College. Sam's work is a combination of the sculptural and the practical. By working with antique pieces, Sam successfully marries the old with the new, creating something altogether contemporary and bespoke. His work combines traditional craft and technology.

Taking inspiration from the cabinet of curiosity, museums and personal collections alike, Sam uses them as a source of reference, visually, conceptually and historically. Containing a degree of nostalgia all of his work harks back to a time when knowledge was craved and a desire to understand the world was paramount.

We have a number of anatomically correct chairs in stock in various designs. Please contact us to for a full list of the works available. We can also source particular styles of chair for clients to order. This typically takes 8 weeks. There will be an additional delivery charge for the chairs which will we confirm once your order has been placed.