Where do I get my inspiration for a post? It differs. For this post I looked up a Twitteraccount Haworth and found their site and one of their manufacturers.
Brunner :: is a German manufacturer of objectfurniture from Baden, Germany.
1977: Making the impossible possible.
In a second-hand VW Bulli van, Rolf and Helena Brunner set out to complete an order for a customer that their former employers had declared “impossible”. At the same time, they decided to found their own company. Today, more than 40 years later, the principle remains the same: our next innovation could be anything – just not impossible.
Dr. Marc Brunner
I love their A-Chair by Jehs and Laub
Adamstor by Marco Sousa Santos for Branca Lisboa.
Via Archi Products
The Hollandsche Patent Metaal Industrie or “HOPMI” was a manufacturer of several metal specialties. Parts for Bicycles for instance as locks. It also manufactured 2 HOPMI chairs designed by Gerrit Rietveld somewhere in 1932. One of the two was acquired by a Dutch Univereity professor, Prof. Lanjouw from Utrecht, whose heirs have given this chair on loan to the Central Museum of Utrecht in 2008. The Utrecht Central has the largest collection of Rietveld chairs. Then this chair was actually rediscovered. I posted about the discovery in 2008 already.
Later a Dutch architect, Victor Veldhuizen van Zanten gor the idea to create a limited edition of 250 Hopmi Chairs in cooperation with a grandson of Gerrit Rietveld, Egbert Rietveld, who runs the label Rietveld Originals.
According to My Modern and photo’s of their site the limited edition was produced by Precision Engineered Products Inc. There is even a one page site rietveldhopmistoel.nl
The photo here I took at the home of a friend who has bought one of te limited edition chairs.