Saturday I attended the first ever Wordcamp in the Netherlands.
I couldn’t leave without taking a photo of at least one chair: The Stick Stool by Gerard de Hoop I reported about on May 23, 2007:
That’s how I like it: A chair designer e-mailing me details and high resolution photo’s of his newest design!
Dutch designer Gerard de Hoop of Dutch Design partnership Huting & De Hoop, who I featured in A Stick Stool, Wrap Chair, Poster Chair or Grafitti Chair? earlier, sent me details about his new Lonk Chair.
I have a new product that I would like you to review.
I designed a chair, named LONK, it is made out of foam with a rockface coating.
Since 2003 Feek has been a pioneer and manufacturer of coated foam applications.
The Original Feek coated foam is known as Ã¢â‚¬Å“Rock FaceÃ¢â‚¬Â and makes use of the latest developments in the field of coating and 3D foam and surface techniques. Rock Face is a range of polyurethane-based lacquer systems, which can be used in a flexible, functional and futuristic manner. Our coated foam has been extensively tested for wear and fire safety”.
Design: Gerard de Hoop
Thanks, Gerard. I will check it out next week in London 🙂
Feek is based in Antwerp, Belgium
Dutch designer Gerard de Hoop of Dutch Design partnership Huting & De Hoop has baptized this seat as Stick Stool, because you can stick a poster to it or wrap it in a poster or a piece of cloth. On their website the same chair is shown, decorated by a graffiti artist and baptized Graffiti Stool.
I doubt their use of the word stool is correct English as the English Chair Wiki says:
A chair is a piece of furniture for sitting, consisting of a seat, a back, and sometimes arm rests, commonly for use by one person. Chairs also often have four legs to support the seat raised above the floor. Without back and arm rests it is called a stool.
This seat has a back. so it is a chair and not a stool.
Making promotion for the Dutch Queen here is a nice extra.