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Wheelbarrow Chair, 2014

Steel tubing, canvas sling seat and seatback. 

The Wheelbarrow Chair was designed and fabricated in Copenhagen as part of the furniture design program at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad, in the summer of 2014. The form is derived from the form of a wheelbarrow, a ubiquitous utilitarian object that I saw throughout the city. The three-legged frame is extremely sturdy, and the armrests function as handles to assist getting in and out of the chair. The chair was fabricated at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts with the assistance of Flemming Steen Jensen and Anders Engholm.

Materials: powder-coated steel tubing with canvas upholstery.


The chair's form is derived from that of a wheelbarrow, while its low seating position, three-legged stance, and wide armrests are inspired by Hans J Wegner's Shell Chair.

Completed Summer 2014 at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad and the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts.

Copyright Nicholas Tilma, 2024.