lucas maassen + sons: furniture factory
lucas maassen + sons: furniture factory lucas maassen + sons: furniture factory
dec 26, 2011

lucas maassen + sons: furniture factory

‘furniture factory’ by lucas maasen + sons all images and film © mike roelofs

‘furniture factory’ is a collection by dutch designer lucas maassen and his three sons. maassen employed his sons julian and maris, both age 7, and thijme, age 9, to paint the pine wood furniture built in the factory. as noted in a contract the boys signed with their father, each son receives a stipend of 1 euro for every piece of hand-built furniture they paint and may only work three hours per week, as allowed by dutch child labor laws. due to the condensed time frame in which the brothers and father are able to create, the speed of production is a highly influential factor in the aesthetics of each LM+S piece.

painters thijme, julian and maris

a work in progress

a finished shelving system by LM+S

finished mirror

completed blue chair from the collection

the contract agreed upon by lucas and his son, julian

film elaboration of the project

  • adorable, practical, inventive, creative and the kids are all right!!

    peen says:
  • Over here we call it “child labor” and it´s against the law…

    What? says:
  • Here too, but not in China I believe. And if this the prelude ?

    celeste raposo says:

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