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Circleback Chair

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This chair was designed in 1930 for two of the smaller bedrooms in the northwest wing of Government House in New Delhi.

It is a good example of the paradoxical nature of much of Lutyens work. While, on the face of it, we have a fairly conventional chair, there are certain aspects of the design that are surprising. The extravagant sweep of the semi-circular arm is a case in point, as is the narrow void at the front of the seat. The degree to which the geometrical relationship between the circles of the back is precisely worked out is also of some interest. The reducing size of the voids is predetermined by a mathematical formula, as is the thickness of the rings, which lessens as the circles become smaller.

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Bespoke manufacture to timeless designs by Sir Edwin Lutyens and his family

Candia Lutyens, granddaughter of Edwin Lutyens, daughter of his son Robert started LFL in 1988 reproducing the designs for furniture and lighting of both the above plus in-house developed original and contemporary pieces. Robert Lutyens Peterson, son of Candia and the fourth generation in the business with a focus predominantly on North America.