Jupiter’s Chair by Mac Collins was inspired by Mac’s residency at Holkham Hall, facilitated by The New Craftsmen. The chair (and its counterpart, Jupiter’s Side Table) was initially inspired by the story of a two-thousand-year-old Roman statue of Jupiter found at Holkham that, through the evolution of ideas and the passage of time, had been displaced from its original position at the core of the estate. The individual forms that compose the chair draw inspiration from the repeating curves and monumental pillars of Palladian-style architecture. The crest rail that encloses the sitter is informed by the horseshoe in the mouth of the ostrich, an image seen in the Holkham crest.Though the chair is a contemporary piece, the deep lustre of the waxed finish pays homage to the traditional furniture pieces found in the hall. Both the table and the chair have been produced in collaboration with the talented furniture maker Daniel Bradley. The Jupiter’s Chair was exhibited at the Design Museum, as part of Mac Collins’ solo show, when he became the 2022 winner of the Ralph Saltzman Prize.
cm: Width 87cm, Depth 72cm, Height 71cm
inches: Width 34.3in, Depth 28.3in, Height 28in
Care Instructions: Use a damp cloth to clean the surface. Avoid using any abrasive cleaners, and do not leave anything wet or damp on the surfaces.