Bob Campbell Metal Furniture

Bob Campbell AKA ‘Stig‘ (born 1963) is a self taught English sculptor. He is best known for his furniture design and his use of redundant mechanical and industrial parts. His home and workshop are located in South Yorkshire, a region of England that was traditionally a centre for heavy engineering and steel production. The area experienced a dramatic decline in fortunes from the 1980’s onwards and this is evident in both the forms and materials he works with.

“I make sophisticated sculptures that go far beyond their functional use. Every piece of work I produce takes its own form, each piece of material I use is re-claimed and re-used from industrial machinery that has now been discarded, by doing this I create a sculpture that has a use as well as an aesthetic beauty. My work is not only a sculpture it is a piece of history that addresses the global need to re-use exsisting materials.”

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Unique interior design idea: Metal Chairs

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Metal chair by Ron Arad

Metal chair design

While visiting the The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, we came across a brilliantly designed metal chair in the shape of an overstuffed armchair, and quickly became more of a fan of architect and designer, Ron Arad (if that’s even possible!). His designs are always playful and artistic, showcasing brilliantly innovative metal work. The sinuous forms of these overstuffed, comfy looking chairs are juxtaposed and ironic by the use of metal. Made from a single sheet of steel, Arad cut and pressed it into a bulging form of concave and convex contours that are sure show-stoppers.

Ron Arad metal rocking chair

A Metal Rocking Chair