Brickchair by Studio Pepe Heykoop

The Brickchair is a project about interpretation and imagination. Created by Dutch designer Pepe Heykoop as a result of being inspired by a drawing (see above) from LA artist James Gulliver Hancock, the chair is made with children’s building blocks. Playful and imaginative, the Brickchair makes you think of what it’s like to “start with a single block and take it wherever you want it to go.” Soon to be taken into production by Furnism.


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Soft Oak Chair by Pepe Heykoop

Soft Oak chair byDutch designer Pepe Heykoop

Milan 09: Dutch designer Pepe Heykoop presented Soft Oak chair as part of Dutch Invertuals in Milan last month.

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A Restless Chairacter by Pepe Heykoop


By Jeanne Tan / 02-02-2009

A chair for restless souls.

Pepe Heykoop’s chair ‘A Restless Chairacter’ must be every teacher’s worst nightmare. Which student hasn’t heard the familiar reprimanding in their school classrooms, ‘Don’t rock back on your chairs!’ This chair encourages just that.

The chair by the recent Design Academy Eindhoven graduate was the winner of the [d3] contest for young designers which was organised by IMM Cologne. Out of 827 designs submitted, 31 projects were selected to form an exhibition at the recent IMM Cologne 2009.

The concept of the chair is based on wobbly old chairs. Whilst appearing like an archetypal wooden chair, the construction is in fact aluminium which is hidden under its flexible skin. The wobbliness is achieved through flexible joints made of rubber which also makes it more comfortable, taking away the stiffness of sitting in the traditional chair. While it may feel slightly unsettling to sit on the chair, the design is perfect for those people who just can’t seem to sit still.