Alan Anderson Design

Torus* Chair
original design

Torus Chair

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* Torus: A surface generated by rotating a circle about an axis that is in the same plane as the circle but does not intersect it.

48" x 29½" x 25"

White Oak and Leather

My son Reid designed and built this chair and in 2008 exhibited it in the Best of University of Wisconsin - Madison show and at the 2008 Furniture Society's show in Purchase, New York.

I had it in my living room for a couple of months and I fell in love with its presence. The arms spring slightly floating on 23 half circles. It's a tour de force of joinery with 128 mortise and tenons. He sold it to a private collector in 2008. I missed it so I built one for myself. In 2016 one of his torus chairs was purchased by the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend, Wisconsin, to be a part of their permanent collection.

You can see some of Reid's amazing work at his website,