This pop-up chair is my contribution for the #3000chairs project auction to raise money for ‘Help For Refugees‘ event on 3rd September 2016, hosted by Walker Books.
I created this piece by drawing the chair parts directly onto Tetra Pak carton, inking up the Tetra Pak ‘plate’ and printing intaglio onto damp Somerset Velvet printmaking paper. Once the print was dry, I cut out the parts and assembled the pop-up chair. The feathers are tiny blocks that I carved and hand printed. I had worked out in advance a template for the paper engineering, to make sure it would pop-up and close properly. Which it did – phew!