For part of my studies in Prato I had to come up with an 'Idea' that was influenced by an Italian 'Object'.
While I was in Venice I took notice of the luxury teak water taxis that were scattered through the canals. I used these iconic Venetian boats as the influence for my project.

I used the angular water taxi cockpit frames as the basis for a chair design. The legs, base and back rest are made from teak, and the sections are joined together with chrome plated steel joints.