Phaeton Chair

Kyle Wilkinson Studio Phaeton Chair Design

A showpiece chair design for the Enlightened Exhibition, and ‘ Furniture Design Of The Year’ contender

Art Direction
Exhibition Design
Product Design

Pushing Perspex’s limits

It all started with a desire to design something different. Something that was real, tangible, that didn’t live on a wall.

We created, the Phaeton Chair, for Enlightened – an exhibition exploring laser cutting in design. Elegant and graphic from one angle, whilst detailed & intricate from another, the entire chair is made of clear, 12mm Perspex┬« and is made up of 77 individual pieces. 

From the front and rear, the Phaeton barely resembles a chair, more a rigid interlocking group of vertical and horizontal lines, where from the side it is highly flourished and fluid. 

The chair was nominated for ‘Furniture Design Of The Year’ with Perspex┬« also featuring it as an inspirational piece on their website.

Our ambition is to create the things of tomorrow, to look look forward, and create brands that people desire.

Kyle Wilkinson Studio