Sheffield Hallam University students have designs on show at Chatsworth

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Chatsworth, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, will showcase commissioned designs by local students and graduates alongside pieces by international designers in a contemporary chair exhibition.

Chatsworth, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, will showcase commissioned designs by local students and graduates alongside pieces by international designers in a contemporary chair exhibition.

The exhibition, Make Yourself Comfortable at Chatsworth, will see crafted pieces by Sheffield Hallam University MDes students, Robert Hamilton, Hayley Lightfoot and George Heath, sitting side-by-side with works by the university’s alumni, designer Daniel Schofield and design duo Richard Bell and David Powell of Psalt Design.

The Victoria Dining Chair by Robert Hamilton is inspired by the quality craftsmanship throughout the house, and is constructed from solid walnut.

Hayley Lightfoot, designer of the Cavendish Chair, describes her design as “reflecting the heraldry of Chatsworth’s Cavendish family, one of the most influential aristocratic families in England since the 16th Century.”

George Heath, designer of the Hart Chair, has referenced the Great Dining Room in which the chair will sit, presenting Chatsworth’s historic decoration in a modern form.

Make Yourself Comfortable at Chatsworth runs from March 28 to October 23.