Custom Franklin Park Conservatory Cactus Chair

$ 3,800.00
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One of our favorite items, the Cactus chair was one of our most unique furniture pieces to date. We were commissioned by the Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus, Ohio to design and build a unique piece that would resemble a traditional wing back arm chair but made with cacti for upholstery. The design process was lengthy and very hands on, requiring an approach unlike anything one would find in a traditional wing back chair. The skeleton structure of this chair was made of over a hundred layers of wood built up in a skeleton method in order to individually support each cactus' root system. The whole assembly was wrapped in burlap and chicken wire and the structure was built to be completely water proof.


This unique item was part of Franklin Park's "Bending Nature" Exhibit, October 4, 2008 - March 29, 2009. Franklin Park Conservatory is located at 1777 East Broad Street in Columbus, Ohio. This item was made in tandem with Barbara Arnold of Franklin Park Conservatory.

Solid Wood Items: All Solid Wood items are custom made to order in Columbus, Ohio. Our lead time is typically between 4-6 weeks. In situations where you might need a rush order, we can typically accomodate your request on a case by case basis. Please contact us to make this request before or after placing your order.

Upholstery: Leather and fabric chairs, recliners, loveseats and sofas are available both on a stock and custom order basis. Inventory levels and lead times change daily. Please contact us for the most up to date timing, or to check on stock options. We will call you after you place an order to confirm lead time and availability if you do not contact us first.

Mattresses: All organic mattresses are available in 2-4 weeks, they are made here in Ohio, some models are available next day in many cases We ship mattresses nationwide and we can gladly accomodate your needs. Please od not hessitate to contact us about your needs as we are glad to help and very experienced with these items,