Thatcher was designed to be seen from all sides, making it a piece worth displaying in the center of a room. The cantilevering backrest is uniquely contoured to float over the seat providing a soft elegance with comfort that supports extended periods of sitting.
Thatcher was originally inspired by the Chicago river bascule bridges. The arm rest represents the bridge, the legs the truss structure, and the seat the road. The backrest of the seat was inspired by the counterweight that allows the bridge to be opened and closed. When designing this piece, Elliot wanted a chair that looked beautiful from all angles – even under the arms, making it a piece worth displaying in the center of a room.