After graduating from the Ravensbourne College of Design, Paul Brooks attended the Royal College of Art. He then worked as a member of the design team at Robert Heritage before setting off on his own in the late eighties. Brooks now lives in France while maintaining his practice in Germany.
With its stackability and wide-ranging choice of materials, Brooks is a sensible option for a broad array of multi-use requirements. The line’s chameleon-like flexibility makes it easy to specify the right model for cafeterias, work/lounge locations, executive dining, and numerous other uses. In fact, Brooks’ high level of finish and resolved aesthetics open the door to many guest applications as well.
Brooks is a multi-use stacking chair that was designed to provide a broad reach of possible applications. It may be ordered with or without arms in a range of models that includes fully upholstered; plastic seat/back; upholstered seat/plastic back; upholstered seat/wood back; or wood seat/back. Counter and bar height stools are available to complement the stacking versions. This variety of materials and models makes Brooks as flexible as any chair on the market today.
7/8” square steel legs set the aesthetic tone for Brooks. Still, the line is not a strictly rectilinear statement, as its cast aluminum back supports add grace with their subtle curves. Arms, whether nylon or aluminum, take the inter-play of different materials even further as they integrate directly into the back uprights. A close look makes it clear that many subtle challenges have been overcome to create this truly seamless product, one with no visible fasteners.