Ribbon Rocking Chair by Katie Walker

Katie Walker's experimental approach to design combines geometric principles and sculptural forms to make highly original but superbly functional furniture.


Laminated ash, steel, leather
86 x 79 x 107 cm
Art Fund grant:
£1,934 ( Total: £4,868)
Acquired in:
Contemporary Applied Arts

In this re-invention of the traditional rocking chair, she has combined the traditional - ash wood and leather - with contemporary materials in the form of steel supports and ash laminates developed for nautical use and tested by NASA. The shape of the Ribbon Rocking Chair was initially inspired by the curved sculptural forms of sculptor Naum Gabo and Japanese basket maker Shono Shounsai. The chair seamlessly combines craft values with sleek contemporary design. Manchester Art Gallery is home to the north of England’s leading public collection of contemporary furniture.


The artist.

Venue details

Manchester Art Gallery Mosley Street, MANCHESTER Greater Manchester M2 3JL 0161 235 8888 www.manchesterartgallery.org

Entry details

Free to all
Offers with National Art Pass

Daily, 10am – 5pm (Thu until 9pm) Closed 24, 25 Dec, Good Friday