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Thomas Heatherwick’s Spun Chair at Haunch of Venison in London

LONDON.- For his second solo exhibition at Haunch of Venison London, Thomas Heatherwick has produced a startling twist on conventional furniture design: a functional chair formed from a single profile rotated through 360 degrees. Aptly titled ‘Spun ’ it transforms the domestic seat into a beautifully rendered spinning top. The exhibition will include five versions of the Spun chair in copper and stainless steel. The different versions are: mirror polished stainless steel, brushed stainless steel, mirror polished copper, brushed copper and patinated with brushed seat copper. The peripheral edge and tip of the chair has a leather trim to prevent damage to the floor. Each chair is assembled with six spinnings of thick metal, welded together and polished to give a uniform