Tie-break by Bertjan Pot
for Richard Lampert

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Cologne 2012: Dutch designer Bertjan Pot showed this chair made of a tennis net at imm cologne last week.

Tie-break by Bertjan Pot for Richard Lampert

The use of netting creates a flexible seat that can be left outside, as opposed to rigid garden furniture that requires a cushion brought from indoors.

Tie-break by Bertjan Pot for Richard Lampert

The wide holes should mean it dries off quickly after a shower of rain too.

Tie-break by Bertjan Pot for Richard Lampert

Called Tie-break, the piece is manufactured by German brand Richard Lampert.

Tie-break by Bertjan Pot for Richard Lampert

See all our stories about Bertjan Pot here and all our stories about Cologne 2012 here.

Photos are by Richard Becker.

Here's some text from Bertjan Pot:


There are not that many soft-skin outdoor chairs. Mostly you bring a pillow outside to sit down into your garden furniture and then take it back inside when it starts to rain.

In the net we saw the possibility to make a soft (comfortable) outdoor-chair. Our advice: Put on a T-shirt, a pair of flip-flops and give your suit and tie a break.

Off course ‘Tiebreak’ can be used indoors as well.

  • http://dailygrail.com/ Red Pill Junkie

    Pretty neat idea! It so makes sense :)

    Would have loved to see a pic with someone sitting on it, though. I don't get why designers think a chair looks better when its empty.

  • rock

    it's all in a name, + using past references well.
    is the side table called deuce?!!

  • rob

    what's this? the IKEA version of Kjaerholm's PK22?