The rag chair is part of an exhibition of 100 plus chairs, curated by Workshop of Wonders to celebrate 100 years of Dutch Chair Design in the machineroom of SS Rotterdam. I’ve made some photo’s there and will share them with you. It is designed by Tejo Remy in 1991, but from their site it appears the design is also by Rene Veenhuizen.
The grey chair in the background is the V.I.P. chair, designed by Marcel Wanders in 2000.
Tennis Balls Chair by Remy and Veenhuizen, Photo © Pattrick Paassen of arttriq, but see also his photos at Flickr.
Blogging about chairs is hard work and sometimes very frustrating.
Do a search for “Ã©” here and you will see several posts misfitted. Behind the screens I’m trying to repair the errors. The reason is that recently we lost all posts and we had to restore a backup. The problem that occurred is that the “é” (e emphasis Egue) came back as “Ã©” thanks to the stupid computers. So we lost for instance links to photos that have an é in their name here …..one of those was the photo of Remy and Veenhuizen’s Ontmoetingsplekhek or TheFenceWithaBench. The correct spelling of Rene is René…. While searching for the photo that off course had disappeared from the computer I was working from, I came across the above photo of their Tennis Ball Chair.
Many things came together at once: I had an incentive to repair the posts dedicated to Remy and Veenhuizen first. They are Dutch Designers. Chairblog is a blog founded by a Dutchman (me). The talented young photographer is a Dutchman as well. Moreover by bringing together a nice looking Dutch Girl with a nice looking chair (or bench if you wish) with a traditional and very typical landscape of the 19 mills near Kinderdijk…actually the location is on the Unesco heritage list under the name of…Kinderdijk/Elshout (and what is my name?) …so I had to share this with you all, because it made my day and my frustration has ebbed away…
It also made me change my name from GJE into my full name.
Rag Chair by Dutch design duo Tejo Remy & Rene Veenhuizen
Rag chair, 1991
Fabric, steel. 86 cm (33 7/8 in) high Produced for Droog Design, The Netherlands.
ESTIMATE £ 1,500-2,500
via Phillips de Pury & Company .
It seems this chair was not sold.
At Wright a similar chair fetched $4,063 on March 23, 2010.
Last edited by gje on February 13, 2011 at 9:24 PM
Ontmoetingsplekhek by Dutch Design Duo Tejo Remy and Rene Veenhuizen causes a bit of a translation dillemma. They designed this bench for a fence that stands around a school’s playing ground. Thus combining the fence and a place to meet.. Err a bench to meet..how to translate? The FencewithaBench mayhaps?
Thank you, Behind The Curtains for finding me this poetic Bambu Chair by Dutch Designer Duo Tejo Remy and Rene Veenhuyzen