Concrete Lounge Bench by Jimmy Delatour

Jimmy Delatour

…is a Paris-born designer who graduated from ESAG Penninghen in 2008. After leaving school he takes the head of the creative studio of a company specialized in objects edition. At the same time he launched  Delatour Design Paris, A design studio focused on product design, pack, graphic design and Artistic Direction, working on various projects for brands such as Sonia Rykiel, Hédiard, Rodin Museum, Paris Opera, Orange, Peugeot …

At the end of 2015, he launched a more personal project, the LAB design, which focuses on the development of single pieces and small series with the first principle of experimenting shapes and materials.

As a teenager, Ayn Rand’s book The Fountain Head has aroused his interest in architecture. A story telling the struggle of an architect in New York in the 1920s, to impose his creative vision of free self and get rid of existing architectural dogmas, whose character is freely inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright.
Jimmy Delatour also refers to the architects Louis Khan, Tadao Ando, Agustin Hernandez Navarro and his studio «Praxis» whose brutalist volumes surpass the understanding and whose integration into a green natural space represents for him the best way to conceptualize housing in concrete.

Bench Installation by Juan Muñoz

Bench Installation by Juan Muñoz

Bench Installation by Juan Muñoz. Also laughing pals.

Peace Bench

Peace Bench


Peace Palace

This peace bench stands in front of the Peace Palace in The Hague, the city I live in.

True Colors Stool by Visser & Meijwaard – 2017 Object Rotterdam 01


True Colors Stool by Visser & Meijwaard

About True Colors

Inspired by the quality of industrial PVC cloth, Visser & Meijwaard developed Truecolors. The collection consists of a series of benches, stools and cabinets made from this strong cloth.

About Visser & Meijwaard

Visser & Meijwaard is a design studio by Steven Visser (1985) and Vera Meijwaard (1988) founded in 2013 in Arnhem, The Netherlands. The designer duo creates distinct but minimalistic products of which versatile materials and clear shapes constitute the essence. In their designs they are guided by distinctive details and the way in which the product is constructed. From the archetypical gym buck to the super functional camping closet, Visser and Meijwaard use their characteristic features and find new ways to apply them.

Visser and Meijwaard met in 2008 at ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem. During their studies they specialized in Product Design. After they graduated in July 2012, he with a collection of gentleman’s accessories, she with a collection of very feminine high heels, the idea arose to start a label together.

via Visser&Meijwaard

About Object Rotterdam

2017 Object Rotterdam is an exhibition of Dutch Design in SS Rotterdam, Netherlands, February 10. 11 and 12, 2017


On board of the SS Rotterdam:

PP 266 Bench by Hans Wegner

PP 266 Bench by Hans Wegner

PP 266 Bench by Hans Wegner 2

PP 266 Bench by Hans Wegner

Feeling quite confident about the strength and agility of the pp66 Chinese Chair, Wegner was bold enough to develop the construction by designing a bench thus creating an even stronger character. For Wegner this is the only example of this kind of progression of shape and design, from wooden armchair to bench, and thus the Chinese Bench remains a unique and extraordinary accomplishment.

The Chinese Bench remained a prototype until 1991 when it was finally possible to put it into production, thanks to the pioneering experiments at PP Møbler with the pre-compression wood bending technique.

Still the Chinese Bench poses a great challenge to even the most skilled craftsmen, not merely because of the woodwork, but also because the long paper cord seat demands an unusual degree of accuracy in order to appear linear.

Via PP Mobler