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Hendrick's Collection by Tjep

Milan 2013: more from Dutch design studio Tjep. at Ventura Lambrate in Milan next week: this time  a collection of wooden furniture including a chair with legs like ice skates (+ slideshow).

Hendrick's Collection and Il Treno by Tjep.

Hendrick's Collection by Tjep. comprises a dining table, desk, chair and standing lamp made from oak and white lacquered ash.

Hendrick's Collection and Il Treno by Tjep.

The chair legs are fixed to wooden bases that flick up at the back like ice skates and allow the sitter to rock backwards.

Hendrick's Collection and Il Treno by Tjep.

The collection is named after seventeenth century Dutch artist Hendrick Avercamp, who was famous for his paintings of winter scenes and ice skaters.

Hendrick's Collection and Il Treno by Tjep.

Tjep.will also launch a standalone dining booth inspired by the compartments found on luxurious old trains like the Orient Express at the show.

Hendrick's Collection and Il Treno by Tjep.

All the products are available through the studio's website and will be presented at Ventura Lambrate in Milan from 9 to 14 April – see more news and products from Milan 2013.

Hendrick's Collection and Il Treno by Tjep.

The studio's other work includes a departure lounge with a slide in Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport and a chair with one side hacked down to a skeletal form – see all design by Tjep.

Here's some more information from the designers:

Countering globalised uniformity, Tjep. design for those who seek to rediscover individualism. Presented at the fair will be the new timeless furniture range, Hendrick’s Collection, inspired by one man’s dedication and nostalgic reflection on Dutch yesteryear; the standalone Il Treno, bringing the romance of a classic dining carriage into your home; Isolée, the modern way to escape to the country; the exclusive launch of body graffiti, a partnership with one of the world’s most secretive street artists, and the unveiling of the ultimate expression of individuality with furniture designed from your own DNA, developed together with design label Dutch DNA.

Hendrick's Collection

Hendrick's Collection is a contemporary furniture range inspired by the trappings of bygone days and pays homage to the 17th century paintings of Hendrick Avercamp, an artist who devoted his life entirely to the portrayal of Dutch winter scenes. Nostalgia and modern aesthetics, a juxtaposition of old and new, brought together in solidly handcrafted Ash or Oak wood and finished to perfection. Selected items from the collection will be on display.

Location: Plusdesign gallery, Via Ventura 6, 20134 Milan
Opening times:
Tue–Sat 10:00–20:00
Sun 10:00–18:00