A Yellow Keer by Dutch designer Reinier de Jong who is based in Rotterdam.
It can be used in 4 different ways: as a stool, side chair, lounge chair or as a bench.
Each lightweight polyethylene element is 20cm (8″) wide and can be connected to another by built-in magnets. Hence the width of KEER can be adjusted to the use: Two elements are recommended for use as a stool or a side chair and three elements are optimal for a lounge chair. By conecting more elements one creates a sofa.
I realize I’m one day late, but I can’t help it, I only discovered it today and I don’t want to save it for next year. This Chair installation by the name Lock of Love is created by Rotterdam, The Netherlands, based artists. It is a public chair. It even has a standard to put your camera in front of it to capture you and your beloved, if you like. Ultimately it is the maker’s intention that you bring your own lock, put your name and the name of your beloved on it, click it to the chair and throw the key in the canal, referring to an Italian fairytale promising that as long as the lock remains there, your relation will last….poetic, isn’t it?
Ande here the photo/article of NRC, because you can clearly see the locks already added:
Keer Chair by Reinier de Jong
Reinier de Jong‘s KEER can be a lounger of 2 different heights or a stool, or even combined to form a sofa or bench. Each lightweight polyethylene piece is 20cm (8″) wide and can be connected to another by built-in magnets so the width options of KEER are infinite.
In a comment on the Dezeen blog there was a link to the Kiesler Chair on Retro to go pointing out there were design similarities.
Reinier had asked me eons ago to feature this chair, but I remembered also reading somewhere there are similarities with an other design.
Ah and I found the comment. It’s about Friedrich Kiesler:
not quite original, friedrich kiesler designed this concept already in 1942, for peggy guggenheimâ€™s gallery in ny. http://www.kiesler.org/cms/index.php?lang=3&idcat=30 February 17th, 2008 at 9:51 pm
Another commenter there pointed to the one MoMa has in its collection
Looking closely there seem to be similarities, but also enough differences. It took me a long time to bring these issues together in one post….
Finally another commenter:
pat Says: Saw this and immediately thought of Satyendra PakhalÃ©â€™s â€˜Pantherâ€™ project for Morosoâ€™s 50th birthday. As I remember it, â€˜Pantherâ€™ follows the same principle – multiple seating formats achieved by rotating the piece. Satyendra has elaborated more on the silhouette, though. See image 2 (blue background) http://www.satyendra-pakhale.com/Furniture/Panther/#
But I would say…same principle yes, but a lot of difference…besides…who was earlier?
Last edited by gje on August 14, 2010