ISSUE 87  |  Into the Wild

Woven Leather Chairs with a West Coast Edge

August 26, 2013 5:00 PM

BY Julie Carlson

Portland, OR-based Eric Trine calls himself a “maker of things”–of those “things,” we especially like his custom woven leather chairs with hand-welded iron frames and his rewrapped Risom chairs with cheerful Kelly green webbing. Trine’s furniture designs are available at Beam and Anchor in Portland, OR, and by commission (contact him at Eric Trine).

Above: Trine rewrapped a pair of Jen Risom chairs in leather for a project for Nike.

Above: A woven leather Rod and Beam chair with a custom wool seat pad.

Above: A pair of Rod and Weave chairs made for the Noho Next exhibition curated by Sight Unseen. “The inspiration for these chairs started where a lot of my inspiration comes from–directly from the material itself. When I stumbled across a couple of green leather hides at my local leather supply store, I knew immediately I had to do some chairs with it.”

Above: The Perforated Outdoor Lounge Chair in steel with a custom seat cover.

Above: A Rod and Beam chair with walnut “landing pad arms.”

See Trine’s work in situ at The Ojai Rancho Inn: A Roadhouse for Modern Mystics.