Keer Chair by Reinier de Jong
Reinier de Jong‘s KEER can be a lounger of 2 different heights or a stool, or even combined to form a sofa or bench. Each lightweight polyethylene piece is 20cm (8″) wide and can be connected to another by built-in magnets so the width options of KEER are infinite.
In a comment on the Dezeen blog there was a link to the Kiesler Chair on Retro to go pointing out there were design similarities.
Reinier had asked me eons ago to feature this chair, but I remembered also reading somewhere there are similarities with an other design.
Ah and I found the comment. It’s about Friedrich Kiesler:
not quite original, friedrich kiesler designed this concept already in 1942, for peggy guggenheimâ€™s gallery in ny. http://www.kiesler.org/cms/index.php?lang=3&idcat=30 February 17th, 2008 at 9:51 pm
Another commenter there pointed to the one MoMa has in its collection
Looking closely there seem to be similarities, but also enough differences. It took me a long time to bring these issues together in one post….
Finally another commenter:
pat Says: Saw this and immediately thought of Satyendra PakhalÃ©â€™s â€˜Pantherâ€™ project for Morosoâ€™s 50th birthday. As I remember it, â€˜Pantherâ€™ follows the same principle – multiple seating formats achieved by rotating the piece. Satyendra has elaborated more on the silhouette, though. See image 2 (blue background) http://www.satyendra-pakhale.com/Furniture/Panther/#
But I would say…same principle yes, but a lot of difference…besides…who was earlier?
Last edited by gje on August 14, 2010