Flock of Chairs

EEN KUDDE STOELEN
Deze ranke en aaibare stoelen nodigen je uit om eens heerlijk in weg te zakken. Een beleving van warmte en comfort. Het gebruik van eerlijke materialen is hier een onlosmakelijk onderdeel van. 

De schapenvachten voor deze collectie stoelen zijn afkomstig van de kudde Drentse heideschapen op het Balloërveld van de herders van Balloo. De wol bestaat uit een veelzijdigheid aan kleuren en structuren. Deze diversiteit is terug te zien in de kudde stoelen, iedere stoel is uniek zoals ieder dier in de kudde uniek is. Er zijn stoelen met lange en korte haren, sluik en krullend. De kleuren varieren wit tot crème, bruin of grijs /zwart. 

Het frame van de stoelen is gemaakt van verschillende soorten inlands hout, een mix van iep, appel, eik.

Stoffering: in samenwerking met Elise Klinkert 

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A flock of chairs
These sleek and cuddly chairs invite you to blissfully sink in. A warm and comfortable experience. The use of honest materials form an integral part of this. This flock of chairs is made of sheepskin from the Drenthe heath sheep that graze on the Balloërveld heath - herded by the shepherds of Balloo. 

The woollen seat provides plenty of natural comfort. Wool holds air very well, which makes it a good thermal insulator. The insulating outer layer ensures a sheep does not lose body heat. In summer, the woollen coat prevents warmth from coming in from outside. Sitting in this chair, you will experience the same comfort: cool in summer, warm in winter.

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Each chair has a different coat and is therefore unique in colour and appearance, as every animal in the flock is also unique. The appearance of the coat can vary from long to short hair or straight to curly. The colours vary from white to cream, brown or gray / black. The frame of the chairs is made of different types of native wood, a mixture of elm, apple, oak.

About the designer
Designer Melle Koot has a strong preference and sense for honest materials, native wood types, wool and felt but also uses innovative natural materials, such as bioresin and hemp fibre. He incorporates these basic materials in quirky furniture, full of character. Tables for example, where the circumference and the bark of the original tree remain visible. Koot, who learnt the basic principles of woodwork as a skipper on sailing ships, has developed into a highly popular designer from his workshop in Groningen and has now attracted the attention of the prestigious Dilmos gallery in Milan. 

Shepherds of Balloo
The Shepherds of Balloo manage the Balloërveld for the National Forest Service in the Netherlands. The deployment of a migratory flock of sheep is important for the landscape, they contribute to the strengthening of ecological green structure of a region. Sheep provide natural, structured vegetation. They can graze in places where maintenance is almost impossible. Through their coats, hooves and manure the sheep transport seeds of plants which are an important factor in the restoration of the ecological infrastructure.

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Fotografie: Elise Klinkert, Jitske Hagens, Esthetic Ontwerpstudio


 

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