Dutch Design: Marc Th. van der Voorn the Hole Chair
Introduction HOLE chair
After the introduction of the HOLE chair at the furniture fair in Paris and Stockholm, it is now the turn of the Netherlands to meet the ‘chair with gaps’. The chair is named after the two recesses in the seat where the front legs stick out. This makes a surprising detail, something I as a designer you looking for.
The discovery: As a designer I am looking for a mix of surprise and recognition. Be create full with something what is already there is something you remember. The pierced seating by the front legs, was the twist that I was looking for. Here literally creates a visible link between the seat shell and the chassis.
Timeless: A chair is a object if made properly, can last several generations. By making the design on a sustainable manner is tacking responsibility. The choice of material is herein of great importance. The HOLE chair is made from European oak, known for its hardness and therefore ideal for the chassis. Lining I chose 100% wool, comes from a traditional weaving mill in Denmark. By using a very fine yarn, the fabric falls nicely. The used wool has an eco label and is 100% recyclable.
Specially for the launch, photographer Simone de Geus and I made a startling introduction video. We present the seat in a Marilyn Monroe-like manner to the public. (watch the video here)
After the introduction in Paris and Stockholm, the HOLE chair is to be seen during the Salone del Mobile (April) and is the seat part of the exhibition “The Dutch Masterly-Milano” in Zaandam, during Design District (June), the chair is to admire in the stand of Spoinq
More design of this designer: www.marcvandervoorn.nl