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Dutch Designer Reinier de Jong presents the new chair “Steel” at Imm Cologne trade fair

Dutch designer Reinier de Jong presents a new chair named STEEL, surprisingly made of… wooden handles. The chair will be on show together with a new version of the acclaimed REK bookcase and REK coffee table from January 14 to 20, 2013 in the stand of Reinier de Jong at the IMM Cologne. Soil, rain, hands, air, sunlight. Used broom handles show traces of their former use by their patina. STEEL chair is made from handles of brooms, rakes, shovels etc. The chair gives the wood a third life after it has been taken from its original tree and turned into a tool handle. Another version of the chair is made from new, white handles. The patina has formed itself around the handle like a new bark, as it were. Colour and texture depend on how and where the tool was used. Craftsmen in the Netherlands work the collected handles to turn them into a folding chair. New, clean wood becomes visible at the places where the wood is cut. The cut-outs form a natural, concave shape where one gets in contact with the chair: the seat and the back rest. The chair has a simple and modest yet refined shape which reflects the everyday nature of its original components. The STEEL chair is made of different types of wood (ramin, beech, ash), depending on the supply. You can also contribute to this chair. Donate your old wooden handles from brooms, rakes, shovels, flagpoles, banisters etc, as long as they are 28 or 29 mm in diameter. For each usable meter of old handles 1 euro will be donated to charity. Or you can donate your handles to have them turned into a chair for yourself. One chair contains approximately 10 meter of handles. Check for more information. Along with the new STEEL chair, Reinier de Jong will also present both REK bookcase and REK coffee table at the IMM furniture fair in Cologne from January 14 to 20, 2013. A brand new version of the bookcase will be on show finished with recycled HPL. The Dewar Glassware and the Copper Lights by designer David Derksen will also be exhibited in the stand. Visit Reinier de Jong at stand number 080 in exhibition hall 3.1 (aisle C). Source: Reinier de Jong Photos: Read more news related Reinier de Jong published at Infurma Read more news related Imm Cologne published at Infurma Visit the Reinier de Jong website Visit the Imm Cologne website
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