• Enignum Locus Chairs, 2017

    • Enignum Locus Chairs, 2017

    • Enignum Locus Chairs, Chatsworth House, 2017

    • Enignum Locus Chairs, Chatsworth House, 2017

    • Enignum Locus Chairs, Chatsworth House, 2017

Enignum Locus: Chatsworth Chairs I-XXIV

Twenty-four Enignum Locus Chairs, each one unique, were commissioned by the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire for the Great Dining Room of Chatsworth House, one of England’s finest stately homes.

The subtle variation in the silhouette of each chair creates ripples of movement around the dining table, evoking the characters and personalities off those who have gathered there through the centuries and enlivening the space with the echoes of encounters past, even when the room is still.

  • Year designed: 2017
  • Materials: Walnut, Leather
  • Finish: Ebonised
  • Dimensions: 740 x 550 x 785mm
  • Edition of: Unique
    • Enignum Locus Chairs, Chatsworth House, England, 2017

    • Enignum Locus Chairs, Chatsworth House, England, 2017

"Joseph Walsh Gives Derbyshire Palace A Modern Update" - Read about the Chatsworth Chairs in the Architectural Digest
    • Enignum Locus Chair, Prototype making

    • Enignum Locus Chair, Prototype making

    • Enignum Locus Chairs, Making

    • Enignum Locus Chairs, Making

    • Enignum Locus Chairs, Making

About the Enginum series

From the Latin words Enigma (mystery) and Lignum (wood), the Enignum series expresses the mystery of the form that lies within the material. Each Enignum composition is created by manipulating and reconstructing thin layers of ash or walnut, allowing the wood itself to reveal the form as each layer naturally follows the next, coming from the same tree and following the same path.

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