‘Leda seat’ by Jon Goulder

Made by Goulder, Jon, 2004.

Jon Goulder is an award-winning Australian designer with an established reputation for innovative furniture, particularly designs utilising the flexible qualities of laminated timbers. Goulder was the winner of the inaugural Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery Award in 2003 with his ‘Fruit Bowl’ and his ‘Leda seat’ was selected for Object Gallery’s ‘Sydney Style’ exhibition, Sydney Opera House, 2004. ‘Leda’ also won the Hobart Art Prize in 2004 and the ‘Leda’ prototype was acquired for the collecti...


Seat, 'Leda seat', plywood / aluminium, designed by Jon Goulder, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2003, made by Jon Goulder and CNC Industries, Australia, 2004

Chaise-longue like seat, the back and seat formed from 10 continuous parallel lengths of birch plywood connected by stainless steel strips, the back curving around at one end and extending into the shaped seat surface, the opposite end remaining open; the seat supported at each end by aluminium leg brackets.


733 mm
960 mm


The seat is made from plywood strips cut from one sheet of birch plywood and the leg-frame is cut out of one 12 mm aluminium plate, thus simplifying the production process. The design was originally developed through a series of prototypes, and production models are now made by CNC Industries and Jon Goulder. This seat was designed by Jon Goulder in 2003 and made by Jon Goulder and CNC Industries in 2004.
Goulder, Jon 2004
Goulder, Jon 2003


Purchased 2005
25 July, 2005

Cite this Object

'Leda seat' by Jon Goulder 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 September 2017, <https://ma.as/351834>
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