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2006 - Comments Off on Slats | 2006

Slats | 2006

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Working on the ‘Undercover project’ for Stichting Sofa I didn’t just make the 'Seamless Chair' but bench ‘Slats’ as well.
‘Slats’ was, at the time, my fantasy of what the upholstery industry should be doing to make a difference. I wanted something lighter and more transparent than all the existing room filling sofa capes. I ended up with an upholstered parody on a garden bench.
All 13 slats are individually upholstered and the bench itself is sold as a flat pack. Comfort comes from a slight curve in the slat, a very thin layer of foam underneath the upholstery and a slight flex from the wooden slat itself. ‘Slats’ is internationally distributed by Drisag.

materials: steel, Plywood and PU Foam, finishes: Powder Coated & Upholstered - black, blue, green, grey, red
dimensions: 2-zits: h:75,5 w:140 d:66,5 cm, seating height: 41,5 cm

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2006 - Comments Off on Forms temporary office, Cologne | 2006

Forms temporary office, Cologne | 2006


During the furniture fair in Cologne the German design magazine Form invited frank bruggeman and me to do an exhibition in their stand during the fair on an offsite location in the city. Frank and I created ‘the Form temporary office’. Not really an office, but we filled the space with our stuff pretending it was the Form office including the logo of Form in PU foam and an old computer screen that Frank turned into a flower pot. In general, all things blue and/or plantlike are Frank's work; most other stuff is my responsibility.





2006 - Comments Off on I love wasting ink! | 2006

I love wasting ink! | 2006


For the 2006 Tokyo design fair quite a few designers were asked to make a little stamp that visitors of the fair could use to decorate a clear white plastic bag.
The theme of the stamps had to be ‘love’ and the profit of the whole project was used to pay for the ‘green’ power (CO2-neutral) to power the fair.
More about this you can find at the designboom website.

2006 - Comments Off on Vica | 2006/2007

Vica | 2006/2007


‘Vica’, formerly known as ‘Wieki’, was originally created for an Italian company (which I would rather not mention). My goal designing it, was to soften the look and feel of those typical 20th Century modernist steel frame chairs. Searching for ways to cover them up I intended to start weaving tunnels. It seemed that there was no need for me to do that since woven tunnels already existed in the form of sleeve-ropes used for mountain climbing. Covering the steel chair frames with textile brought them right into the 21st century where materials give extra value. The extra value of ‘Vica’ is simple; covered chair legs prevent goose bumps on bare ones. In 2007 ‘Wieki’ was adopted and renamed into ‘Vica’ by Moooi. Out of production since 2014.

materials: steel frame covered with polyester sleeve, upholstered with kvadrat field fabric on fire retardant foam; black (grey, black and yellow sleeve), grey (grey, light-grey and orange sleeve) and red (red, yellow and orange sleeve); stackable
dimensions: h:79 w:54 d:58 cm, seating height: 46 cm







2006 - Comments Off on Graffiti for beginners | 2006

Graffiti for beginners | 2006


Domestic is a company in France that sells stickers as an alternative for wallpaper. One of the ideas I carried out for them is ‘Graffiti for beginners’. It allows you to create your own graffiti-style wallpaper without the toxic fumes of a spray-can. To get an idea of the size, the sticker sheets (all 4 of them) are about 50x50cm and the artwork pictured here is about 120x 200cm. (it works great on windows too!!)

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2006 - Comments Off on Architecture for beginners | 2006

Architecture for beginners | 2006


Another sticker concept I did for Domestic, is Architecture for beginners. It is a 2d version of the 3D Building blocks we used to play with as kids (and some of us still do). By pasting one sticker over the other you can ‘stack’ the blocks, creating buildings, cranes, robots, etc. All 3 sheets of stickers were used to create the artwork above.

Out of production.


2006 - Comments Off on Slim Table | 2005/2006

Slim Table | 2005/2006


The Slim Table was made as a birthday present for the 100year jubilee of Arco. Arco Asked 12 designers to design a piece of furniture that would take the furniture company into their next century. The first Idea I had was to make something impossible. Something already possible would not bring us any further, would it? But making something impossible is not really the easiest thing to do. Browsing through their collection I found a chair that had a wooden part, which wasn't really wood. It was a metal strip laminated with wood on all sides, so it looked like a piece of wood. It seemed that when you look underneath the desktops of most Arco tables you will find a lot of metal to keep those massive beams of wood in shape in any climate. One could say that Arco uses metal for construction and wood for upholstery. Quite a good specification I would say, because metal is quite easy to use for construction (more precise than wood) and wood is very nice as upholstery (it doesn't give you the chills when touching it with your bare skin). Having defined materials like that, the design for the slim table just came naturally. The slim table is an aluminum table laminated with a thin layer of wood. It measures 100cm by 200cm by 75 with 4cm thick legs. So in the end I did end up with something that looks impossible and ready to collapse.. Marcus from Elok made the first slim table, and did a very nice job.
The slim table is produced and sold by Arco (please don't bother Marcus with special requests regarding the slim table).

materials: wood veneer or solid surface, veneered steel, oak or lacquered ash
dimensions: rectangular: 75 x 160 x 90; 75 x 190 x 90; 75 x 210 x 90; 240 x 90 x 75; 280 x 90 x 75; square: 75 x 128 x 128; 75 x 150 x 150

Photography by Patrick Pantze.
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