Tim Church likes nifty things. His first commercially available creation, the Button Stool, is a comfortable little chair fashioned to look exactly like a button.
“I have a curiosity for the strange and quirky which I endeavor to counterbalance with practicality and above all great craftsmanship. That’s the philosophy behind CHURCH Original Products.” He plans to bring out a turned wood and pressed steel range in the coming months. “I worked as an art director in advertising before becoming a product designer. So every piece has to start with a big idea. I wanted The Button Stool to look like it came right out of my grandmother’s sewing drawer.”
Tim thinks up, designs and builds the prototype himself then works closely with trusted manufacturers across the country. “South Africa, and South Africans are an endless source of inspiration for me. That is why every product I make is both inspired by, and designed for them.”
Materials: Gloss sprayed MDF, powder coated mild steel
Dimensions: 450mm (h) x 320mm (w)