The Bertha armchair and two seat sofa by Donna Wilson is an exciting joint project between Wilson, SCP and the Shorefast Foundation on Fogo Island, Newfoundland.
The design takes inspiration from the traditional boat building found on the Island. The frame is made from FSC approved ash and is designed to provide both rigidity and strength. The sides of the frame are flat whilst the four back panels gently kick outwards like a boats hull. The feet are part of the frame design, this gives the piece the sense of a beautifully crafted continuous line. The loose drop seat has elasticated webbing with neatly fitting feather and down seat and back cushions upholstered in Bora Da Willow fabric.
The Bertha cabinet by Donna Wilson is the latest addition to the Bertha range. Like the Bertha armchair and sofa, the cabinet takes inspiration from the traditional boat houses found on Fogo island, Newfoundland. The curved wooden panels emulate the shingle clad buildings on the island and the feet, which are part of the frame design, gives the piece the sense of a beautifully crafted continuous line.
Donna Wilson set up her company in 2003 after making odd knitted creatures for her final show at the Royal College of art. The creatures sold out and since then she has built her business designing and making a collection of curious cushions, luxurious lambswool blankets, and variety of products for you and your home.