Tim Lewis, furniture and lighting designer from Philadelphia has designed the Strap Chairs and Stools, modeled after the classic American aluminum woven lawn chair. Instead of a lightweight aluminum frame, the seats and backs are made from walnut (with traditional mortis and tenon joinery techniques), then wrapped with nylon straps woven in a fluorescent checker pattern.
Also see the Plank Stool, inspired by another American relic: school furniture. The stool is a combination of two elements: a milled plank of walnut for sitting and a powder coated bent steel base, complete with those familiar school desk feet.
Lisa is dedicated to promoting the American contemporary design scene. She keeps herself busy as the co-founder of the Object Design League, an association of independent designers in Chicago, and design practice Smith&Linder, both co-founded with Caroline Linder. She also teaches foundation research studios at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.