Talk us through the process of developing Pa, from concept to final design?
There was no formal design brief initially. I just had an idea based on emotions and theories, and from there, I set some parameters and followed my heart.
I really wanted to design a simple lounge chair that expressed the inherent beauty of natural timber. Something comfortable, humble, staple and modern to suit any environment. The native timber has such a lovely soft velvety feel about it; Pa is all about tactility and stimulating the senses - it feels like a warm hug. From the initial lounge chair grew the wider seating collection.
It was paramount that the final design was honest, to both the material use, ergonomics, production and durability. For me the range was finished when they were all in balance, it's something that as a designer you could spend forever trying to refine, but I am really happy with the end result.