chair made from old broom handles   steel by reinier de jong

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 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

  • Great modernist design concept – but with the weight trends in the USA I would be hesitant about durability…… Are there liability issues with differing strengths resulting from different woods?

    greg zurbay
    Jan 13, 2013
  • nice.

    kino
    Jan 07, 2013
  • So simple, yet elegant. Really loved the design.

    nicky
    Jan 07, 2013

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