the ‘steel’  chair by reinier de jong is made from the handles of brooms, rakes and shovelsphoto © 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.

 

 

chair made from old broom handles   steel by reinier de jong the ‘steel’ series features the characteristic patina used woodphoto © peter van dijk

 

 

chair made from old broom handles   steel by reinier de jong each piece is unique due to the lived-in attributes of the different woods – including ramin, beech, ashphoto © peter van dijk

 

 

chair made from old broom handles   steel by reinier de jong the designs feature concave surfaces showcasing the natural, untouched areas of the materialphoto © peter van dijk

 

 

chair made from old broom handles   steel by reinier de jong people are also able to donate their old wooden poles to be made into a chairphoto © peter van dijk

 

 

chair made from old broom handles   steel by reinier de jong another version in white features new polesphoto © peter van dijk

 

 

chair made from old broom handles   steel by reinier de jong photo © peter van dijk

 

 

chair made from old broom handles   steel by reinier de jong photo © peter van dijk

 

 

chair made from old broom handles   steel by reinier de jong photo © peter van dijk