I began this project last year with the idea of designing a side chair around a radially-woven seat. I began experimenting with different materials and weaving patterns that would provide the best combination of elasticity, support, and visual appeal. I also liked the idea of extending some aspect of the pattern to the rest of the chair. It also needed to be both ergonomic (as much as is needed in an occasional chair) and structurally sound. The Cosmic Chair is built in black walnut, holly, stainless steel, nickel-plated aluminum, nylon monofilament and hemp. The finish is a gel stain with a lacquer top coat.