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.