I got this chair out of a dumpster. The wood was old and cracked and several pieces were missing. It was unusable, nonfunctional in any practical sense, but it still seemed useful somehow. It was still beautiful to me. So I took it back to my shop and added metal pieces to it until it could be used again. I didn’t have a particular plan or design in mind, I just kept adding pieces until it was stable and could be sat in again. It’s more comfortable than it looks, I assure you. The name is a somewhat obscure Tolkien reference from the Silmarillion.