About the Designer
Holly Hughes awarded as 2018 ACID Female Design Champion
The Design Council judges said: “We felt that Holly Hughes of Citradi was a worthy winner … Her work combines creativity and ingenious design with new thinking about seating which provides a much more flexible way of using it … the numerous configurations available through the Citrus Chair seems made for the future, whilst honouring value of furniture making from the past.”
Who we are?
Citradi is a small company nestled in the Oxfordshire countryside. Founder and Designer Holly Hughes considers it her mission to “Bring together London style and Cotswold comfort … drawing design inspiration from nature and the organic curves that surround us, we produce contemporary, handmade furniture, built with traditional methods to ensure comfort … no short cuts.”
After working for years in interior design Holly realised we live and work in rectangular boxes. “Our furniture conforms to this layout for efficiency, but linear is not necessarily sociable. Sofas, with their backs against the wall, force us to sit in a formal, static formation. I wanted to free us to sit where we choose and mix things up.”
The concept is that you can reconfigure your space as many times as you like, with a chair which is manoeuvrable and adaptable. You can sit in a circle, watch a screen in a row, sit by the window reading a book. It is also accompanied by a small table, which can be placed between the chairs to visually join them into 2-seaters, 3-seaters, 4-seaters …
Designer and Founder
Holly Hughes has always been fascinated by the simple pleasure of environments and everyday objects. Graduating from Brunel University in Furniture Design, she developed a playful, organic, design vernacular. The Citrus Chair was born.
“Design for me is a way of life and one which I find energizing …
The right furniture in the right space can be truly uplifting and inspirational. I feel we all need a bit of that in our lives …
I always aim to put the fun into function, blending modern design with practicality and comfort. Add to that an element of flexibility and to me you have the perfect piece.”
– Choose between 2 stunning wool fabrics or synthetic leather
– 28 different colour options to pick from
– Handmade to order in 8 – 10 weeks