HOPKINS ROPE CHAIR
By: Katie Anderson
February 5, 2011
Our current featured item is the Hopkins Rope Chair. There are many other pieces available in this series, contact us for more images and information.
The Hopkins Rope Collection was initially inspired by archival photographs of woven twine furniture made in the Cote d’Azur during the 1940s. Local French craftspeople had responded to the material shortages of war, using hemp twine to create a limited number of chairs. Few pieces of the twine seating from that period exist today, yet the furniture was a unique expression of the Mediterranean climate and a regional character of the French Riviera. This collection creates an entirely new and expanded line of furniture in the spirit of those originals. The textural quality of the Rope Collection also owes a direct link to fiber and fabric, which are atypical mediums to explore in the creation of furniture. This collection involves the technical aspects of pattern, weave and repetition more common to textile design, so the process of discovery was an exploration in form as well as in those methods of fabrication.
If you are interested in today’s featured item or past featured merchandise please contact us at 415-722-9124. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and to provide you with a purchase price quote. Please note that items we show are not mass-manufactured but are hand crafted and of extremely high quality. It can take from 6-12 weeks from the day of purchase for any single item to ship and arrive at your home.