Christopher Royal began making and selling a successful line of contemporary jewelry and in the process learned to maipulate a full range of metals. His quest to create something truly unique and his facination with architecture and design led Royal to create a series of miniature chair sculptures made from brass, copper, steel, glass and intricate beadwork. In January of 1995 his art chairs caught the eye of the window designer for Tiffany & Company, and she displayed the entire line in the windows later that month. Royal went on to design and build sculptural display pieces for countless Tiffany windows over the next several years. At the same time, Royal's "Art Chairs" were selling in galleries accross the country and eventually became so popular that he could no longer keep up with the demand of producing such labor-intensive handwork. This led to the creation of a new line of miniature chairs cut from nickel silver, which have the added allure of function. In the fall of 1998, Royal started to translate the miniature designs into full size chairs which in turn developed into a full line of furniture including chairs, barstools, tables, lamps, mirrors and accessories.
7" W x 14" H
Brushed Aluminum Artwork by Christopher Royal