dirk vander kooij: endless saloon table + rocking chair
 
dirk vander kooij: endless saloon table + rocking chair
dec 05, 2011

dirk vander kooij: endless saloon table + rocking chair

‘rocking chair’ from dirk vander kooij’s ‘endless series’

dutch designer dirk vander kooij has further developed his ‘endless’ series, resulting in the production of an ‘endless saloon table’ and ‘rocking chair’. like the ‘endless chair’, the works are formed by melted pieces of recycled refrigerators. the continuous flow of liquid plastic creates a layered, ebbless furniture collection. vander kooij plays conductor to the CNC extruder robotic arm which precisely pours the seamless stream of repurposed refrigerator to form each work.

dirk vander kooij: endless saloon table + rocking chair side view of the rocking chair

dirk vander kooij: endless saloon table + rocking chairdetail

dirk vander kooij: endless saloon table + rocking chair ‘endless saloon table’

dirk vander kooij: endless saloon table + rocking chairalternate view of ‘endless saloon table’

 endless in progress

  • More art than design. This has to be one of the most elaborate and expensive ways to produce a plastic chair ever conceived. Presumably the designer’s goal, like so many artists, was to achieve notoriety, not to innovate. I see that it’s available for the low price of about $1000 USD. A steal for a recycled plastic chair. How has this moved humanity forward? How might the exceptional cost of R&D been applied to something useful, rather than the imitation of something useful?

    Randy says:
  • Amazing, brilliant concept with a production method as interesting and innovative as the product. From start to finish every thing about this project is superb.

    pom pom says:
  • that’s gorgeous

    T says:
  • wow. this is design

    zz says:
  • This is trully innovative, specially after seeing that robotic extruder at work! cool video and product

    ArtCrit says:
  • Dirk will be exhibiting at The Aram Gallery, 110 Drury Lane, London WC2B 5SG from 13 January to 25 February 2012.

    [url=http://www.thearamgallery.org] thearamgallery [/url]

    The Aram Gallery says:

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