From Gerrit Rietveld to Scholten and Baijings, 100+ chairs representing 100 years of Dutch chair design will be exposed during OBJECT 2017 in Rotterdam. The Wheelbench (design Rogier Martens) and Patio High Back (design Bertjan Pot), both conquered a place in this special exhibition “Zitten is nog steeds een werkwoord”.
The amazing decor for showing this both historical and very current collection of chairs is the facinating engine room of the SS Rotterdam, a renovated ship launched in 1959. OBJECT is thé fair for contemporary design and is held February 10-12 2017 in Rotterdam. According to the curator Workshop of Wonders, the Wheelbench and Patio High Back are indispensable in this overview of 100 years of Dutch chair design.
It’s impossible to realize how comfortable sitting can be until you’ve sat down in the Patio High Back (no.94). The design of Bertjan Pot for Weltevree is a perfect blend of comfort, privacy and looks. Even in the industrial environment the Patio High Back’s striking appearance creates an intimate atmosphere. The Wheelbench genesis from a different inception. “I wanted to create a bench that you can easily move by yourself” (Rogier Martens). Purpose and use are completely clear, which often turns into a smile. According to Rogier Martens, besides the smile, each displacement can be another cause for new thoughts or a new conversation.
Curious towards the more then 98 designs Workshop of Wonders selected? Visit OBJECT on 10, 11 or 12 February 2017 and have a seat! Good to know: all chair designs displayed are currently in production.
Workshop of Wonders gallery shows and sells designer furniture and lighting. Every four months the Utrecht based gallery transforms completely to a new thematic exhibition.
OBJECT 2017 100 years of Dutch chair design
ss Rotterdam, 3rd Katendrechtsehoofd 25, Rotterdam. Open from 10 to 12 February, 11.00h-19.00h.