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

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

We are currently designing new furniture, made using excess materials from the construction of this new centre in Southampton.

Material design
Excess materials for reuse
Prototyping making techniques using site-based waste materials

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 table and chair
Garden chair with side table

Project: Maggie’s Southampton

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

Location: Southampton, Hampshire

Date: 2021 – ongoing