The stackable RePly chair, designed by Roderick Vos for Dutch manufacturer ‘Bert Plantagie,’ will be presented at the IMM Cologne, January 18-23, 2011.
Roderick Vos’s RePly chair. CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE
RePly is a one piece pressed, stackable chair created from several sheets/layers of birch plywood. A modern interpretation of the ‘old farmer chair,’ RePly, designed by Roderick Vos for Dutch manufacturer ‘Bert Plantagie,’ will be presented at the IMM Cologne, January 18-23, 2011.
‘For me personally, a one piece chair is the optimum in machine oriented furniture design. I love ‘simplicity’ when designing products. It has always been a guideline for all my work. That’s why I only used one material for this project: Veneer/plywood. A number of experiments were made in order to create this ‘one piece pressed chair’. The legs, seat, and backrest are realised in ‘one production pressing-process’ in order to keep the production costs low. A unique pressing mould was made in order to realise this chair.
The back legs connecting the seat and the back became the major structural element in this design. By giving the upper back legs a twisted, curved shape extra strength was obtained, giving the chair at the same time it’s charismatic look. Thoughtfull and efficient use of FSC plywood , and the ‘one material & manufacturing process’ were definitely my personal guidelines for this project. I always focus on durability.’
Roderick Vos about ‘Reply’
DESIGNER: Roderick Vos, Zeist, The Netherlands, for Bert Plantagie, www.roderickvosshop.nl. DATE: 2011.
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