At Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum Arts and Crafts Museum

Take a Seat - Secondary

Here you will find an archive of photographs of chairs from Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum's collection. They are a good resource for study and design ideas. The captions will get you thinking about how chairs are constructed and the motifs and patterns that could be used. To see more chairs look up 'chair' in the collection section of the website.

Look at the Chairmaker at work section to find out how someone working in the Arts and Crafts style makes chairs today - you will see that the craftsman here uses both traditional techniques and modern technology to make chairs.

For fun try and make a chair!

Emery Walker AD 1