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Inspired by the high backed chair design of renowned turn-of-the-century furniture artist and architect Charles Renee Macintosh is my version of his beautiful Art Nouveau chair. Argyle is made of curly Purpleheart with fused purple Dichroic glass inset panels.
Mr. Macintosh has always been an inspiration to my work. So my take on his chair design, hopefully, pays him the utmost respect.
Constructed with mortise and tenon (my first), the Argyle chair was made from curly purpleheart from two bookmatched 16” wide boards, and of all things, from scrap pieces from another project- an elipse cantilevered coffee table. Best of all, the wood was purchased on sale from Woodworkers Source here in Arizona.
The purple Dichroic glass inset panels were fused in my medium sized glass kiln . I work mostly with Dichroic glass because of its amazing shifting colors.
The finish was five coats of Tung Oil with a final rub down of natural Briwax.
The Art Nouveau style is the essence of flow in design and material. I hope I have captured that feel with Argyle’s gentle curves, chatoyant curly purpleheart, and shimmering purple glass.
-- Matt - WildFire Designs