Dutch designer Hella Jungerius has been awarded the 2011 Wallpaper* Award for Best Armchair for her Bob Garden Club Chair.
Hm I have to head over to Rotterdam, where the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen has an overview exposition of Hella’s work – oh irony – just now she has moved away from Rotterdam to Berlin recently… Bob is on display there.
Jongerius about Bob:
Bob Garden Club Chair
Material: Aluminium frame, foam, polyester fabric with PVC cover, polypropylene
Dimensions: Chair: 84 x 92 x 95 cm, foot rest: 34 x 70 x 43 cm, side table: 45 x 41 x 49 cm
Commission: Kettal, Spain
Category: Industrial production
A reinterpretation of a typical garden club chair. The aluminium frame has a sturdy, dark look when seen from the front, and reveals an elegant, light construction at the back.
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Rotterdam Chair by Hella Jongerius for Vitra
Commissioned by: Vitra, Basel
Type: Industrial product
Vitra asked Hella Jongerius to design a â€˜standardâ€™ chair that is stackable.
Jongerius decided to use wood, a historical and archetypical material for a chair, which offers both a simple basis Ã¡nd character through itâ€™s detailing.
The design-process was most of all an interesting exercise in producing an affordable chair which would carry the typical Jongeriusâ€™ handwriting. The result testifies of a clever marriage between a hands-on approach to design and industrial production-methods. Skillful refinement and high tech solutions. Because of the limits of price and production means, only the details that were essential for the character of the chair could stay. For instance the legs are left straight, bare, in order to give the object a sturdy and modern appearance. As a consequence of this choice there were some production challenges, like how to connect the legs to the seating, which curves above the construction. The seat itself is complimented with a plastic insert, a striking colorful detail that recurs underneath the legs. The chair has a timeless elegance and a modern sturdyness that suits its title: Rotterdam.
Live from Milan: Dutch designer Hella Jongerius has designed a new wooden chair called Rotterdam for Vitra.