Furniture designer maker Andrew Dominic grew up in the wildly beautiful, coastal countryside of Devon in England. Shaped by a childhood spent largely outdoors sailing or cycling, the inspiration that informs his design aesthetic is deeply rooted in nature.
Andrew first encountered carpentry as a young boy in his father’s workshop, and later whilst working on yachts in the Mediterranean, where he developed his woodworking skills refitting classic yachts during the winter months ashore. He returned to England to learn the fine art of furniture making at David Savage’s Atelier in North Devon, before opening his workshop doors in Cape Town in 2009.
Today, Andrew designs and guides his team of local craftsman and international internes, in handcrafting exceptionally beautiful furniture. He works directly with private clients as well as South Africa’s leading interior design companies and entrepreneurs, and exhibits internationally.
Andrew Dominic furniture represents the elegant practicality of an emerging concept known as new luxury. It celebrates authenticity in design and aesthetic experiences, hand-crafted processes, natural materials and ultimately, exceptionality.
A challenging chair to design and make, the Eve chair combines Andrew Dominic’s paired down cabriole leg with an ergonomic backrest, achieving an aesthetic balance between antique and contemporary.
Dominic has kept the joining elements as seamless as possible and rounded the outer reaches, which help soften the shapely lines. With curves being 'thirsty' on timber, it helps that the timber is sourced from sustainably-managed American hardwood forests. The Eve chair on show is elegant in ebonized Cherry, with a fine geometric weave spanning the seat. The Eve chairs will be made to order in American ash, cherry, oak or walnut, with the option of an upholstered version available.