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chair made from old broom handles   steel by reinier de jong
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jan 07, 2013
chair made from old broom handles steel by reinier de jong



the ‘steel’  chair by reinier de jong is made from the handles of brooms, rakes and shovels
photo © peter van dijk

 

 

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.

 

 


the ‘steel’ series features the characteristic patina used wood
photo © peter van dijk

 

 


each piece is unique due to the lived-in attributes of the different woods – including ramin, beech, ash
photo © peter van dijk

 

 


the designs feature concave surfaces showcasing the natural, untouched areas of the material
photo © peter van dijk

 

 


people are also able to donate their old wooden poles to be made into a chair
photo © peter van dijk

 

 


another version in white features new poles
photo © peter van dijk

 

 


photo © peter van dijk

 

 


photo © peter van dijk

 

 


photo © peter van dijk

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