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Robert van den Herik

Robert van den Herik

Robert van den Herik
Robert van den Herik
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Reïncarnation

This chair has been manufactured from waste.

Waste found on the street.

The environmental aspect was already hot in early 1990, an emerging problem.

The impact of environmental insisted clear through.

People were slowly conscious about the way of dealing with materials.

We thought about how we need to deal with materials, improved manufacturing processes that are less harmful to the environment, less materials, easy to separate from each other, recycling waste, etc.

In 1992 I worked, in context of a command at the Design Academy Eindhoven, for a renowned manufacturer of office furniture. I was commissioned to analyze their production processes and then moderate vision and concept work and design an environmentally friendly office chair.

As an example was giving a good running Office chair.

After the analysis phase, there was a tsunami of ideas to come. An environmentally friendly product All aspects were covered, to reuse (now called the cradle to cradle).

During this assignment I made myself very aware of the problem of the environment.

I gave myself in that period, the assignment to design was purely made from waste materials found on the street a chair. The chair also had to be functional and look like a well-designed product. Although the functionality inferior in design. More artificial.

The chair Reïncarnation was soon born.

A decaying back of a wooden antique chair and a lot of old wire formed the basis for this chair.

The old oxidized steel wire was deformed into a seat with legs.

The metal was attached to/on the wooden backrest.

An unusual combination, wood with metal. Together they form the Chair Reïncarnation.

The ultimate recycle piece of furniture par excellence.

Beautifully designed art object.

More an object to look at.

It is a museum piece.

The chair has always served as an example.

  • Reïncarnation:   door Robert van den Herik

    Reïncarnation

  • Reïncarnation:   door Robert van den Herik

    Reïncarnation

  • Reïncarnation:   door Robert van den Herik

    Reïncarnation

  • Reïncarnation:   door Robert van den Herik

    Reïncarnation

  • Reïncarnation:   door Robert van den Herik

    Reïncarnation

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