dutch designer reinier de jong will present his 'steel' foldable chair at IMM furniture fair in cologne - running from january 14 to 20, 2013.
the 'steel' series features the characteristic patina of used handles from brooms, rakes, shovels, flagpoles, banisters etc. as the design's main structural component -
with another variation in white which is fabricated from new, white shafts. each piece is unique due to the lived-in attributes of the different woods -
including ramin, beech, ash - with cutouts forming a concave surface showcasing the natural, untouched areas of the material.
people are also able to donate their old wooden poles to be made into a chair - as long as they are 28 or 29 mm in diameter,
where for each usable meter of material, 1 euro will be donated to charity.