Tenganan Director's Chair Side Basket
Handcrafted in Bali
The Denpasar Furniture Workshop
STORY + DESCRIPTION
Like any great lead in a film, there is always a supporting role to lift them up into the spotlight, which is why we’ve created the Tenganan Side Basket to be the perfect sidekick to our director’s chair. Built to stow all your set day essentials; notepad, pen, computer or iPad, water bottle and snacks. Stunning woven details, a subtle shape, and the perfect size, this side basket is the ideal co-star to your director’s chair.
Each Tenganan basket is handwoven in the village of Tenganan, Bali using natural Ata reed. The fast-growing Ata reed has to be separated into small, thin strands. Then skilled artisans intricately weave the strands into baskets and woven homewares, working on one basket for up to a month. Once fully woven, the weavings are boiled and left in the sun to dry for a week. Finally, to strengthen the weave, condition the fibers, and leave a natural finish, they are smoked over coconut shell clippings.
We collaborated with directors Bryce Dallas Howard and Claire Thomas to design a capsule collection of director’s chairs with profits going toward FREE THE WORK, a non-profit organization committed to making equity actionable in media -- made for maximum comfort, storage, and style. These chairs are just as stylish on set as they are outdoors or inside the home.
DETAILS + DIMENSIONS
Material: Woven Ata reed, leather strap, antique brass buckle
Dimensions: 13" W x 4" D x 9" H
ABOUT OUR DIRECTOR'S CHAIR COLLECTION
The capsule collection includes 50 artisanal chairs with profits going toward FREE THE WORK, a non-profit organization committed to making equity actionable in media and to creating opportunities for a global workforce of underrepresented creators behind the lens in TV, film, and marketing.
“As a director and teacher who works with emerging artists, I’ve seen how access – in terms of visibility, opportunity, and connections – is the greatest hurdle for artists today. Luckily, organizations like FREE THE WORK are actually moving the needle forward when it comes to lowering those barriers for directors and creators. Its initiatives are the actionable solutions that our entertainment industry desperately needs right now.” - Bryce Dallas Howard
Celebrate FREE THE WORK today with a #FreeTheWork Director’s Chair!
ABOUT FREE THE WORK
FREE THE WORK is a non-profit organization committed to making equity actionable in media and to creating opportunities for a global workforce of underrepresented creators: people of color, the LGBTQIA+ community, women, creators with disabilities, veterans, and all other intersections of identity that have been statistically underrepresented behind the lens in TV, film, and marketing. Our organization strives to be the most innovative, effective, and action-driven resource possible until industry-wide equality becomes a reality. We accomplish this goal through our FREE THE WORK pledge, global talent database, community, DEI guidance, impact & insights reporting, and educational tools that help creators to demystify the media industries. FREE THE WORK exists to empower a creative revolution led by the world’s underrepresented creators.