Outdoor furniture for Maggie’s

Reuse, Feature design, Materials

Designing and making furniture for the gardens of a new Maggie's centre in Southampton.

Maggie's Southampton

Our Maggie's furniture was shortlisted for the Dezeen Awards 2022! - Sustainable Design category.

Maggie’s centres offer a caring environment that can provide support, information and practical advice for anyone who has been affected by cancer.

We have designed and made a range of garden furniture, using excess materials from the construction of this new centre in Southampton.

Maggie's chair
Maggie's chair

Working closely with the charity Making it Out, we have produced some metal framed chairs for the garden at Maggie’s. Making it Out work with people who are in need of structured occupational support to help them get their life back on track. Their primary focus is on people who have recently left prison or are at risk of ending up there without support.

Metal fabrication

We have sourced decommissioned fire hose from Southampton to use as an exterior grade textile material for a set of garden chairs.

Decommissioned fire hose from Hampshire Fire Service
Weaving tests with cleaned and cut fire hose
Completed garden table and chairs
Garden chairs with side tables
Garden chair with side table
Garden chair with side table
Garden chair with side table

We also designed and made some curved benches, reusing over-ordered cladding material from the building to form legs. The legs are fixed with a masonry tenon joint into a cast waste-based concrete top.

Project: Maggie’s Southampton

Collaborators: Maggie’s, Sarah Price Landscapes, Making it Out 

Location: Southampton, Hampshire

Date: 2021 – ongoing