dutch design week 2016: dutch designer christian heikoop has presented the ‘glissade collection’ at the design academy eindhoven graduate exhibition during dutch design week. the set — comprised of a chair, and different-sized benches and stools — references the easy assembly method of retro camping gear, where the objects can be put together in a flash, without the need for extra tools or screws. the resulting products showcase a new aesthetic while generating a dialogue between the materials used.

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the ‘glissade collection’ references the easy assembly method of retro camping gear
image © nicole marnati

 

 

the ‘glissade collection’ by christian heikoop comes in a flat-pack that contains a set of metal tubes and pre-cut leather sleeves. the user is invited to put the product together by simply sliding the textile parts into the metal rods, transforming the flat, 2D design into a functional 3D object. once assembled, the pieces intended for the interior furniture industry, stand out thanks to their design and resulting conversation between the two materials; leather and steel.

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the objects can be put together in a flash, without the need for extra tools or screws

christian heikoop glissade chair dutch design week designboom
the objects come in a flat-pack composed of modular tubes and leather sleeves

christian heikoop glissade chair dutch design week designboom
the collection is comprised of a chair, benches, and stools

christian heikoop glissade chair dutch design week designboom
the flat-pack before being assembled

christian heikoop glissade chair dutch design week designboom
design sketches of the ‘glissade collection’ by christian heikoop

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