BABU Chair by SASA Works is part of the ‘Plant Explorations’ collection, facilitated by The New Craftsmen. Earlier this year, The New Craftsmen invited a select group of craftspeople to the Economic Botany Collections at Kew Gardens to examine and creatively respond to a myriad of objects and their narratives. This piece was inspired by organic irregularity found in nature, with an allusion to the idea of being ‘grown’ and not simply made. While creating the piece, SASA Works observed the many ways branches grow on trees and hoped to create a joinery that was precise yet sculptural, and carved yet comfortable. This way of designing and working with the living form of the wood, allowed for a wildness to be present in the final form, retaining some of the character of the tree. Much of the BABU Chair was made using hand tools, in order to reduce the impact. The chair celebrates the grace and holding of wood as a material and adds a characterful statement to any space.
Material: Scottish Wych Elm
cm: Width 58cm, Depth 61cm, Height 88cm (seat height 45cm)
inches: Width 22.8in, Depth 24in, Height 34.6in
Care Instructions Clean with a damp, lint free cloth and avoid use of abrasives and chemicals. Keep away from sunlight or direct heat sources.