Julia Bradbury Deckchair
Buy this limited edition deckchair, designed by outdoor enthusiast, journalist and broadcaster Julia Bradbury for Deckchair Dreams, a fantastic public art adventure, to celebrate Nature's Grand Designs.
I wanted to create a striking image that would stand out in a crowd, in a park. I am friends with the creative team at JWT who’s offices actually overlook St James’s Park so we were thrilled to work on this together. I worked with the talented artist Cristiano Neves (Head of Art), my friend Jon Terry (Head of Experimental) to come up with the concept. I hope our deckchair highlights the plight of the bumble bee in what is proving to be a challenging 21st century environment for them. Sometimes people in cities forget about the bumble bee, but we all need them. They are an essential part of the ecological chain – surely they are Nature’s ultimate Grand Design...
Best known for her work on the BBC's Countryfile, Wainwright's Walks and Watchdog, Julia's a fan of all things outdoor. She told us why she supports the Royal Parks:
To me, the Royal Parks are more than just a great place to gulp the air and chill out with friends - 5 minutes in and you're reminded that natural beauty isn’t only on the top floor of Selfridges or 6 hours away at Scafell Pike!... And I’ve picked the humble bumble bee for my particular chair, not just to help highlight the importance of protecting our pollinating pals - London, like lots of places I’ve been on my travels, has people trying to sting you if you let your guard down too much but I’m hoping if you take a snooze in this snazzy striped seat you'll be left well alone!
A limited edition of 250 deckchairs per artist are available to buy. Made from a solid, sustainable Merpauh wood frame with a quality artist’s woven canvas, you can enjoy your deckchair and watch the bees buzzing in your borders for years to come.
- Solid Merpauh wood deckchair frame (from a sustainable source) hand finished with natural Teak Oil
- Printed artist’s woven canvas, suitable for outdoor use
- Deckchair dimensions when flat = 130 x 60 x 6cm
- Each deckchair is made to order so can take up to three weeks to be delivered, but we aim for your order to reach you sooner
- Deckchair orders are dispatched on next day delivery; we will notify you when they have been dispatched.