At Studio Dirk Van der Kooij techniques are developed to make a better world.
The chair is created with a completely new, high-tech process. An in-house developed robot melts plastic, into a pipe like shape and then carefully writes out the shape of this chair, somewhat like 3d printing.
Each line is hollow to minimize resources, and the source is 100% recycled synthetics.
The minimalistic shape and the extremely low resolution make the looks of the chair closely related to how it’s made.
It is not only recycled or minimizing resources, it’s not only a newly developed 3d printing process, it is not only a catchy design piece…
The true beauty lies in the combination of it all…
Quoted from Dirk van der Kooij
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.
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.
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: