Roberta Fulford’s “Big Insect Chair”

We had the pleasure of working on something very different and unique this winter which is currently being shown in the Shetland Museum – Roberta Fulford’s “big Insect Chair”. This was challenging and rewarding job with many techniques needed, such as a rolled plasma cut back and stiffening brace incorporated into the design, polished stainless legs, pinned knee ball and joints, a fantastic matt black finish from the blast shop and upholstered in velvet by Roberta.

The biggest part was working with Roberta to make the dream into reality, and backing up our promise we are here for the bigger companies and the individuals. It was also great to get out the workshop for half an hour to visit the exhibition and see what it meant to a passionate artist.

Roberta Added – “L.E.F have such a skilled team working in a top of the range engineering facility; I feel very fortunate to have found them right here in Shetland. When I first contacted you looking for someone to turn my design idea into reality, I was met with a positive attitude from the start, backed up by the knowledge, skills and equipment needed to see the project through to a very successful conclusion. What really was incredible was that a company used to building giant marine structures was also adaptable enough to be able to engineer a prototype of my chair, requiring an aesthetic eye, patience and fine-finishing. I really admire L.E.F. as a local Shetland employer, playing a major part in keeping Shetland at the heart of business here and also much further afield. I’ve worked with makers all over the world and I have no hesitation in saying that L.E.F. are not only the best I have worked with but also the most approachable, open and adaptable. “