I’m in the process of cranking out as many posts as possible about the 10 October Bicentennial auction of the Dutch auction house Venduehuis The Hague, because it is a first in The Netherlands with so many design chairs on auction. It is divided in 3 parts: Lots from regular sources of the Vendue Huis itself, a special series of chair interpretations by Dutch designers who each have chosen a charity that will benefit from the auction result, and lots curated by Dutch foundation Zetel (Zetel is Dutch for Seating). Zetel also has a FaceBook page with all the chairs it has curated for this auction.
I first met Sander Bokkinga and his Hosepipe Chairs in Londen in 2008, at 100% design. I met him again at the preview of the Vendue Huis auction where several of his chairs are on auction both a special design for a charity and some hosepipe chairs in the Zetel foundation curated part.
More to follow, but first I wanted to publish the old photos I took in London.