The Potters Chair - Handcrafted chair for makers
Designed by Darcy Hill, 'The Potters Chair' won the Furniture Design Category in the Global Design Graduate Show in collaboration with Gucci 2021.
"Designing for me, requires a close connection to the narrative. I design through making and in doing this have learnt multiple ways of portraying my designs in physical forms with both timber and clay." - Darcy Hill
The Potters Chair by Darcy Hill 4 (2021) by Darcy HillGlobal Design Graduate Show
The principal purpose of this chair is to work alongside a potter’s wheel. The seat and frame are not connected which enables the seat to be positioned on different tilts. This allows the potter to sit in a better position when throwing.
The design was influenced by Japanese craftsmanship, allowing the humble elements to speak for themselves.
The Potters Chair by Darcy Hill 3 (2021) by Darcy HillGlobal Design Graduate Show
The entire seat is handcrafted from Oak. Each strut of the frame is turned, the back rest is laminated with small brass features and a ceramic coin which allows the potter to stamp their own makers mark on the chair.
Designed for utilitarian use, every element is considered and serves the motive. The organic-shaped seat has been carefully moulded and cut on the CNC. It is all finished with white oil which brings out the grain in a beautifully subtle way.
The Potters Chair by Darcy Hill 2 (2021) by Darcy HillGlobal Design Graduate Show
“If you are creating a piece of art, you shouldn’t be sat on a chair that belongs in an office” was a quote that followed the project from the start. This is a chair tailored for them.
"Since graduating, I have been setting up my own ceramics company while working in a school as their Creative Technician to fund my developing company."
The Potters Chair by Darcy Hill 6 (2021) by Darcy HillGlobal Design Graduate Show
"The company is called 'Deloise' and I have very recently made the decision to make this my full time job and so in a couple of months products will be released." - Darcy Hill
FIRST NAME: DARCY
LAST NAME: HILL
UNIVERSITY / COLLEGE: NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY
COURSE / PROGRAM: FURNITURE AND PRODUCT DESIGN BA (HONS)
SPECIALISMS: FURNITURE / CERAMICS
WEBSITE: The Potters Chair by Darcy Hill