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.
Many things came together at once: I had an incentive to repair the posts dedicated to Remy and Veenhuizen first. They are Dutch Designers. Chairblog is a blog founded by a Dutchman (me). The talented young photographer is a Dutchman as well. Moreover by bringing together a nice looking Dutch Girl with a nice looking chair (or bench if you wish) with a traditional and very typical landscape of the 19 mills near Kinderdijk…actually the location is on the Unesco heritage list under the name of…Kinderdijk/Elshout (and what is my name?) …so I had to share this with you all, because it made my day and my frustration has ebbed away…
It also made me change my name from GJE into my full name.
Ontmoetingsplekhek by Dutch Design Duo Tejo Remy and Rene Veenhuizen causes a bit of a translation dillemma. They designed this bench for a fence that stands around a school’s playing ground. Thus combining the fence and a place to meet.. Err a bench to meet..how to translate? The FencewithaBench mayhaps?