Goodey & Howell takes delivery of young furniture designer's new chair

IndustryNews Fri 30th Apr 2021 by Emma Hedges

Goodey & Howell takes delivery of young furniture designer's new chair

Goodey & Howell takes delivery of young furniture designer's new chair



An innovative chair designed by young furniture designer Joseph Boobier, who has been mentored by the Simon Acres Group (SAGL), has been delivered to kitchen and bathroom retailer Goodey & Howell in Wellingborough. 

The Resolution Chair, which is made to seat two people, will be used as a showroom display item, with customers being invited to use it as part of the decision making process when in the showroom. Boobier has been working with SAGL to bring his design to market with the support of the Furniture Makers’ Company (FMC).

The inspiration behind the design is the importance of compromise in resolving conflict, based on his observations of some of the many political conflicts currently at play in the world today.

Designer Johnny Grey, visiting professor of design and kitchen culture at Bucks New University and an active supporter of young designers, said: “Using this chair is a truly innovative sitting experience. It is not just a chair for the body but the mind too; embracing companionship, eye contact and elegant craftsmanship. A gift for any kitchen or home space where sociability is desired.”

Jim Shuttleworth from Goodey & Howell, pictured on right with Simon Acres, said: “The chair is stunning – a beautiful piece of craftsmanship that will not only look great but will also provide a talking point for our customers. I am confident that it will be a huge success in the Wellingborough showroom."

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