Pedro sees this piece as an interchange between Britain, Japan and his native Portugal. The shape being quintessential vernacular British. The vegetable tanned leather by the last traditional tannery in the UK. The finish in Kijomi Urushi lacquer, Japanese. The interchange between the different cultures akin to the Portuguese voyages of discovery in the sixteeth Century, when the Jesuits arrived in japan and tried to disseminate Christianity. The Pilgrims chairs series were launched at last year’s London Design Festival. They were inspired by Geoffrey Chaucer’s 1380’s novel ‘The Canterbury Tales’. Each model is inspired by one of the characters in this book, to this date we have created, ‘Madame Eglantine’, ‘The Parson’ and ‘the Wife of Bath’(available from The New Craftsmen).