The Beginning of Spirals
Most of Paul’s designs have some form of a spiral in them or are actually spirals, such as the lamps.
The very first spiral was a very different piece of furniture: a spiral deck chair.
A client came to him asking for a wedding gift to be made for her husband with a picture that she had found on the internet. The seats were beside each other but facing different directions and the two chairs are in the shape of a double spiral. Paul spent three months designing and building it in the evenings, making sure to allow for the challenges of gravity, weather and time. Kwila was used, which allowed for good wearing outside, but it is a heavy wood, which was a challenge for the gravitational pull. Many mathematical sums were done to get the design correct taking into account the balance of design, practicality and endurance.