Go Carbon

The Darwin Chair

The Darwin Chair

The Darwin Chair is, without doubt, a unique piece of furniture. An innovative combination of carbon fibre for seat and bow with Dorset ash for spindles and legs; a truly inspired interpretation of a classic design using contemporary materials.

Go Carbon was formed in 2011, by the late Andrew Simpson MBE of Sherborne, Dorset, (Olympic sailing gold medallist, Beijing 2008, and silver medallist, London 2012), Alex Newton and James Tyler.

Master craftsman and boat builder, Alex Newton, built the medal winning boats for the 2008 and 2012 Olympic campaigns. His unique skill, innovative mentality and attention to detail has enabled him to adapt composite techniques in order to create a range of unique handcrafted pieces of furniture in direct collaboration with James Tyler of Sitting Firm Chairmakers.