The two Ws in the chair’s name stand for Windsor and Wire, which allude to its form and materials. It’s a hybrid piece, which gives a contemporary twist to a traditional design language.
The legs and seat are inspired by the classic lines of a Windsor chair, with the surface of the seat slightly carved for comfort. Shafts of 6mm black powder coated metal wire extend upwards from below the solid oak seat. They fan slightly outwards from their point of origin before meeting the solid oak backrest. This gives the chair a sculptural quality and sense of lightness. The playful juxtaposition of materials is typical of its designer, Alejandro Villarreal.
Designed by Alejandro Villarreal, the Creative Director and Founder of Hayche. Alejandro holds a BA in Architecture from Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City and a Postgraduate degree in Product Design from the Royal College of Art, London. He is founder and principal of Hierve, an award winning multidisciplinary design consultancy based in Mexico City, with more than 18 years of professional design experience. Alejandro is also an angel investor with Innovation RCA, the business incubator of the Royal College of Art.
The WW Chair is made by a second generation woodwork factory in Portugal using solid oak and bent steel.