This is one of those pieces that can help anyone.
In the 1980s, this wicker chair was a common fixture in my childhood bedroom.
It was one of the items that helped me break into the world of furniture design, and it has remained an icon of childhood.
But, as a child, this was one wicker piece I could never get my hands on.
In fact, I was always a bit of a wimp at the time, not wanting to buy this thing.
I had been living in a small house, and had no money.
The thing that made it all possible was the wicker bench.
I’m sure I’d have given it away if I didn’t want to have to spend a lot of money on furniture.
It was a simple piece, but it was one that was an absolute joy to work with.
For the years following, I spent most of my time in my room.
My dad bought me this wiggle chair in the 1980/81 school holidays.
Then, I bought it when I was five.
When I was six, I got a pair of wicker chairs from the local nursery.
After years of wearing the same wicker seat, I began to realise how much I loved this chair.
It has remained a part of my childhood ever since.
Although I would have given up the chair if it wasn’t for my parents, I could not live without it.
By the time I was nine, I had already bought a wiggle seat, and the chair had become a regular fixture in the living room.
It became a source of pride for me to sit on it.