Revised Craft by Sjoerd Vroonland

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Revised Craft by Sjoerd Vroonland

Sjoerd Vroonland of the Netherlands has designed a collection of chairs, including this one with branches sprouting from the back-rest.

Revised Craft by Sjoerd Vroonland

Called Revised Craft, Vroonland focuses on the functionality of the furniture and the use of different materials.

Revised Craft by Sjoerd Vroonland

The branch chair is an interpretation of how chairs are used in various ways, for example for hanging coats and other items on.

Revised Craft by Sjoerd Vroonland

The collection also includes a rocking chair made up of beads, a stool with a seat made of moulded leather, inspired by the bicylce seat, and a lazyboy.

Revised Craft by Sjoerd Vroonland

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Revised Craft by Sjoerd Vroonland

Here's some more information from the designer:


Revised Craft

For my collection I ask myself the question: is a chair purely functional? Is it a showpiece and a visual story? Or is it an expression of technical know-how and therefore representative of its era?

Revised Craft by Sjoerd Vroonland

With this topic I deconstruct 19th and 20th century design classics and translates the craftsmanship of the pieces into new materials to develop new techniques. To generate this I use self-designed construction tools.

Revised Craft by Sjoerd Vroonland

These ‘rulers’ are, on one hand, a construction method of the seat, on the other hand a tool to generate a continuous linear form.

Revised Craft by Sjoerd Vroonland

As a designer I’m constantly researching on craftsmanship to innovative and integrate new materials and production techniques within the designs. My pedigree shows the total process.

Revised Craft by Sjoerd Vroonland

The rocking chair is inspired by the history of the Thonet chair. By subjecting and utilizing the beads from different perspectives the current construction is being modernized in a contemporary way.

Revised Craft by Sjoerd Vroonland

Revitalization can only arise when you, as a designer, research and examine craftsmanship as well as design classics and products. My collection starts with a conceptual stage where no concession is made towards comfort but only on visual design and silhouette.

Revised Craft by Sjoerd Vroonland

At this stage I chose certain materials which allows total freedom of form. This is followed by a complete and final design where technology are demanding their share.

Revised Craft by Sjoerd Vroonland


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Posted on Sunday, January 2nd, 2011 at 8:30 am by Catherine Warmann. See our copyright policy. Before commenting, please read our comments policy.

  • John

    "My collection starts with a conceptual stage where no concession is made towards comfort but only on visual design and silhouette."

    Sounds like the start of any successful line of furniture to me…

  • felix

    the last armchair is amazingly beautiful… except why is it so low to the ground? who sits like that? I'd have to attach it to a base

    branch chair looks very unusual. which is cool… but the reason no-one else has done this before is that we like chairs that won't fall over

    bead rocking chair is nice, but having it in black is too much. no photos of the seat either… what's he hiding?

  • logorithm

    The branch chair (first and fourth pics) look more like photoshopped coz in reality it will topple.