The Dax Chair
Honky for Ben Whistler, ‘The Dax Chair’.
Brushed steel frame with oiled leather seat, designed 2007.
Christopher Dezille has worked in interior design for 15 years, and in 2001 set up his own design consultancy, Honky. Achieving many awards including the Design & Decoration awards in 2003, he has undertaken both private and commercial projects both in the UK and internationally.
“I wanted to design a chair that could show Ben Whistlers skill and craftsmanship at its best, so I decided to design my interpretation of a classic wing chair. Looking for possible inspiration I looked to obvious greats as Arne Jacobson, and other distinctive furniture designers such as Ross Lovegrove, Jeffrey Bernett, and of course Antonio Citterio.
I wanted my chair to have the Scandinavian simplicity Jacobsons of the Egg or Swan chair, but also wanted to capture the beautifully sculpted Mart chair by Antonio Citterio.”