Georgia Weitenberg

Georgia Weitenberg — Bent Wood Chair, 2021


Bent Wood Chair is an ironic one-liner: a wry description of exactly what is perceived, and by allusion, everything the chair is not when a Thonet Bentwood is the measure ... but what if we actually liked the alternative? A chair that was heavy and stocky and well, awkward? What if it was more relatable, even endearing? This chair is an uncanny mix of modernist and vernacular styles. Its distorted proportions challenge conventional taste and add a new, peculiar charm. Precision of machine fabrication has been combined with the character and nostalgia of an archetypal chair to reimagine an object for the home in 2022. 

Georgia Weitenberg is a Newcastle based furniture designer with technical training at the University of Tasmania Furniture School in Launceston. This backdrop of industry and craft has come to inform her evolving practice which balances invention with tradition. Georgia’s humanistic approach to design imbues her work with a warmth and familiarity that combined with her unique exploration of form and function, instils each piece with its own inherent narrative and the poetics of daily life. 

The Chair 

Anna Varendorff, Ash Allen, Ashley Eriksmoen, Bern Chandley, Bonhula Yunupingu & Damien Wright, Brodie Neill, Brud Studia, Cordon Salon, Dean Norton, Duncan Young & Noah Hartley, Georgia Weitenberg, Isabel Avendano-Hazbun, James Lemon, Jess Humpston, Jill Stevenson, Johnny Nargoodah & Trent Jansen, Nicole Lawrence & Thomas Coward, Liam Mugavin, Marta Figueiredo, Michael Gittings, Sam Tomkins, Iain [Max] Maxwell & Ben Ennis-Butler, Trent Jansen for Broached Monsters by Broached Commissions, Two Lines Studio, Zachary Frankel.

Read more about The Chair here

'The Chair' exhibition is the first in a series presented by Craft Victoria honouring iconic objects of functional craft and design with a material driven approach.

Material: southern mahogany

Dimensions:  approx. 85 x 50 x 50 cm

Only one available. Please enquire with the team at Craft for details or call +61 3 9650 7775

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