Rocker No. 1 by Brendan Gallagher

Canadian design student Brendan Gallagher might not be finished with his degree yet, but in my mind I think he’s graduated. His Rocker No. 1, which is made of walnut, woven wire mesh and fabric, looks like a classic in the making.

For this project Brendan explains that he was tasked with creating a piece of furniture based on the stylistic qualities of a fashion designer. He chose top interpret Canadian company Bustle Clothing into a rocking chair that would appeal to young professionals and fit nicely into a modern home. Inspired by Bustle’s combination of crisp silhouettes, patterns, and colorful highlights, he created a clean, relaxing rocker that appears to be well-tailored with a focus on texture and style. I particularly love the choice of wire mesh – it gives it some interest while making it feel a lot more airy and lightweight.

Jaime Derringer, Founder + Executive Editor of Design Milk, is a Jersey girl living in SoCal. She dreams about funky, artistic jewelry + having enough free time to enjoy some of her favorite things—running, reading, making music, and drawing.