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It's all in the detail: The Hatcham Collection
The lovely folk at Decode are taking over the Nest blog this week to introduce their new Hatcham collection.
Though first revealed in 2012, the simple collection, which consists of just one table and chair, has undergone a lengthy redevelopment process, and it’s now finally available to buy online at Nest.co.uk. Please read below for the full story of the Hatcham collection.
One year on since the Hatcham Chair by Samuel Wilkinson was shown at the 2012 London Design Festival, the chair has undergone a full development process to get it ready for market. The original aluminium support casting, which is produced at the Hatcham Ironworks in east London, needed more work in order to produce a refined, crisp cast, so our first job was to set about re-developing it until it was perfect.
The cast aluminium brace, which is used for both the chair and the table, was launched during the 2013 London Design Festival, allowing the Hatcham collection to finally be complete.
The collection is known for its classically simple proportions, which allows the details to shine and create their own identity. This simplicity is something that is proving very popular from comments at the London Design Festival and the blogosphere.
In terms of inspiration, the Hatcham Chair, which is made of just 6 pieces, was ‘inspired by steam engines’ says designer Samuel Wilkinson. Working closely with Decode, Samuel refined the design, ensuring that the product can be produced to the same quality Decode are known worldwide for.
In his own words, designer Samuel Wilkinson had the following to say about his new collection.
‘The Hatcham was always going to be a modular component chair where we could use great quality materials, so working hard on all the joints and connections was paramount. We wanted these junctions to be honest and visual, to create something that is hopefully more than the sum of its parts. It's great to see a design so familiar produced for today's requirements which I'm sure will work just as well as a dining set as it will in an office environment.’