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The 'Pennyfields' collection by Alex Whitney for Pli Design Ltd, 2010-2011
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 Pennyfields Collection A collection of tables and chairs made from Bamboo & Steel by Alex Whitney for Pli Design Ltd
I designed the Pennyfields chair to show off the beauty of bamboo. The raw bamboo that we have selected is produced to the highest international quality standards by Pli’s long-standing supply partner in the Zhejiang province of eastern China, close to Shanghai. All the production is carried out by British manufacturers based around the South of England. This combination of cultures is reflected in the name ‘Pennyfields’; a street in Limehouse which was the first ‘China-town’ in London, after Chinese sailors settled in the area in the the 19th century.
The Pennyfields desk & chair by Alex Whitney for Pli, 2011
The Pennyfields chair & café table by Alex Whitney for Pli, 2011
The Pennyfields chair in Cream & Claret, 2010
The Pennyfields chair & Whitechapel square table in Elle Decoration magazine, March 2011
Me & Pennyfields during 'Metamorphosis' exhibition 2010 at the Dock in Portbello, September 2010
Making the final prototypes for the London Design Festival, September 2010
Working on a 1:1 scale mockup of the final Pennyfields chair design, July 2010
3DS Max renderings of the final Pennyfields chair design, July 2010
Early sketches of the Pennyfields chair leading up to the final design, April 2010
Quick scale mock-ups of early Pennyfields chair concepts, April 2010
Chairs that inspired the brief for the Pennyfields Chair, March 2010