As part of the Milan furniture fair Tom Fereday launched a limited edition series of the SIA chair made entirely in Sydney Australia from solid cast Aluminium and solid bronze to re-interpret the slender articulating chair in a new light. The collection took over three months to produce and finish all in Sydney and were made as a 1/5 series in polished Aluminium + 1/1 in solid bronze.
The SIA chair, meaning movement was named after its unique adjustable backrest. Inspired by traditional bearings the SIA chair is slender in design yet uncompromising in comfort. The SIA chair curves to the bodies form whilst using the minimum form required to achieve comfort. The chair is contrasted by a minimal stainless-steel frame which supports the sculptural elements and allows an adjustable backrest detail.
Solid bronze self-lubricating sleeve bearings elegantly assemble to the chair frame allowing for smooth angle adjustment of the chair and structural support for the backrest. Using the natural flex of the steel frame the backrest is simply press fit assembled. The SIA chair was the winner of the Mercedes-Benz design award and launched with NAU Design. The limited edition series follows on from this and presented the SIA chair in a new light.
1/1 edition only in solid cast bronze sold as art piece (weight 30kg)