WELSH CHAIR OF IDRIS FINDS RESTING PLACE IN CORNWALL
After making a journey 3,000 feet up a Welsh mountain and then down again, a giant oak chair has found it’s final dwelling in The Eden Project in Cornwall. Craftsman Nick Bullen put his skills to work and created the giant chair as a thank you gift to the community of Gwynedd, North Wales, in response to the warm welcome he received when he opened his eco-friendly furniture business. He decided to firstly place the chair on top of the Welsh mountain Cadir Idris (which translates to ‘Chair of Idris’), to look over the community and for walkers to sit on and enjoy the view from the top of the mountain. After it’s fantastic story so far, the chair has been found a spectacular spot in Cornwall’s Eden Project. Diana Mullis, one of Eden’s storytellers, said: “Wild Cornwall will be the perfect spot to put this beautiful gift. The tale of the chair adds to the rich history of folklore, story-telling and the spoken word here at Eden, as well as providing a quiet place for people to sit and reflect.” The chair has had many visitors already with one of it’s first being three-year-old Grace who discovered it on her visit to The Eden Project amongst the wild Spring flowers. The Eden project has had 13 million visitors since it opened in 2001 and ensures many visitors to come will admire Nick’s chair.
Words: Michaela Howe
by 247 Magazine