He is the acclaimed talent behind such renowned pieces as the iconic Icicle Table, with its elegant limestone top and hand gilded individual steel icicles. Now sculptor and designer Adam Williams has taken inspiration from a very different source for his latest chair collection – classic cars.

Adam had always wanted to use iconic cars from the 60s and 70s in his work, motivated in part by his father George, who was racing manager for Castrol Oil and friends with the likes of Donald Campbell, Stirling Moss and Cobra racing car designer Carroll Shelby.

The overriding desire for Adam was to capture the spirit of an era where elegance in design was foremost and arguably never bettered. So, collaborating with fellow artist and designer Marcus Jefferies, he took the aerodynamic bodywork and sculptural air vents of these classic cars as his starting point.

Remaining as true as possible to the source, the materials used depend on the car itself. Once the design process is finished, the chairs can be painted in the racing colours of the car or of the client’s choice.

Designs commissioned and completed to date include the Cobra Daytona, Ford GT40 and a 1950’s Bentley Continental. Adam is currently designing chairs for a Porsche 917, a Ferrari GTO and a Lamborghini Miura.

All chairs are made to order with a lead time of 12 to 14 weeks.

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