John G Williams Zene Dining chair
Zene Dining chair is Iron Design Award winner in 2017 - 2018 Furniture Design Award Category.
Zene Dining chair

Zene dining chair takes its inspiration from indigenous timber and Danish Modern design. The light ash frames are simple and robust and support hardwood seats and backrests that appear to float on the frame. The curved forms of the seat/backrest are not formed by bending the wood but rather by joining and shaping solid hardwood timber. As a series the light ash frames provide cohesion, and different local materials selected for the seat/backrests generate interest and relevance.

Zene Dining chair
John G Williams Zene
John G Williams Dining chair
John G Williams design
John G Williams design
John G Williams

John G Williams Fine Furniture attempts to take bespoke timber design and craftsmanship to a new level. Traditional techniques are taken from their original context and applied in daring new ways to generate designs that are distinctive and fresh. The designs are luxurious without being fussy – they pair beautiful hardwood timbers with elegantly sweeping ash frames to deliver high impact furniture. The work captures the overall lightness of the Scandinavian style, while celebrating the rich colour and intensity of American and African hardwoods.

John G Williams

John G Williams is an independent designer with a passion for the highest quality craftsmanship. The main values of the brand are simplicity, ergonomic comfort, and enduring quality. The ZENE design was executed as a private project, and was then entered into the A' Design Competition in order to create awareness for the design, and to build a sense of broader interest. This is the first international furniture design competition that has been entered by John G Williams.