Interior designer Caroline Casey, co-director of Casey Brown Architecture, has designed everything from screens, tables and sofas to entire interiors. However, in the decades since Casey began, she has never designed a chair. “It’s not just that there are already so many chairs out there, they are extremely difficult to design let alone manufacture here,” says Casey.
She has also seen over the years the rejection pile for many designers who focus on chairs, remaining as prototypes on studio shelves. Although Casey feels there are enough chairs on the market, she was pleased that Wegner produced the Wishbone Chair. “We (architect Rob Brown is her life and business partner) were one of the first to buy the Wishbone when it first arrived in Australia, at least 20 years ago. We initially bought them for our office (the couple’s practice) but took them home (located on Sydney’s northern beaches) when the children were old enough to sit up in them,” says Casey.