Haldane Martin's New Source Garden Chair

Haldane Martin's New Source Garden Chair

Jason Loper
Mar 15, 2012

I don't know how the weather is where you're reading this, but here in Chicago we're getting an early dose of warm spring weather. So when this image of Haldane Martin's new Source Garden Chair made its way to my inbox this morning, its floral pattern and spring-y color grabbed my attention.

In his email to me, Haldane explains the inspiration for this new chair:

The inspiration behind this garden chair's seat pattern is phyllotaxis - the beautiful, spiral growth pattern found in leaf and flower petal arrangements. This organic pattern is naturally in harmony with the chair's intended outdoor environment. The spiral is also symbolic of the African continent being the source of humankind. The spiral seat's physical structure functions both ergonomically and economically, as the pattern is most dense where one's body comes into contact with the seat and less dense towards the periphery.

The chair is made from bent, rustproof, recycled, stainless steel wire and is powder-coated in a variety of floral colours.

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