Felix McCormack - Lunar chair

Circular backrest sits within angular chair frame

The circular backrest of this geometric lounge chair sits perfectly in a plywood seat shaped like a half-pipe, created by Cornish designer-maker Felix McCormack.

Shown at London Design Fair earlier this month, the Lunar chair has a wide, scooping seat made from marine plywood with a removable quilted cushion on top. The seat and padded backrest contrast with the rest of the solid wood frame, which is made up of rounded dowels in strict straight lines.

Referencing Danish mid-twentieth century masters like Finn Juhl and Hans Wegner, the frame is deliberately angular and airy. This structure exaggerates the curve of the seat, leaving an uninterrupted view of the circular backrest from the back and front.

Felix worked with seamstress and clothing designer Sarah Johnson to develop the upholstery. Together they created a crumpley quilted surface that softens the strong geometry of the chair, using British wool for the cushions.

Felix makes furniture and objects in his workshop just outside Falmouth, Cornwall, an area with an established shipping industry where use of boat-building materials and techniques are commonplace.