Bodleian Library chair/
A chair designed by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby with Isokon Plus has been judged as the winner of the highly coveted Bodleian Libraries Chair Competition. The three legged oak chair is a contemporary response to the brief which combines a strong sense of craft heritage, sculptural form and complex reader requirements.
Over the next year, the chair will be developed to production standards for installation in the newly refurbished Weston Library, part of the Bodleian Libraries, which will open its doors to readers in October 2014.
This is only the third new chair developed specifically for the Bodleian since 1756, and will join an illustrious group of historic chairs that have supported readers over centuries.
The chair will be exhibited in a display at the V&A Museum in South Kensington from 13thSeptember until 17th November 2013.