And the winners of the North-West European regional modernist chair industrial design championships are….Creative work is tough to evaluate and compare. Personal style invariably biases our assessment of design.
There is however, one category of furniture design to which a certain amount of objectivity can be applied – industrial chairs. To make a stacking chair comfortable for people of all shapes and sizes, economic to produce on a massive scale, and uniquely aesthetically pleasing is a design problem of the utmost subtlety. Three of our absolute favorites from the category are Friso Kramer, Wim Rietveld and Willy Van Der Meeren. Check out a classic chair from each of them below.
FRISO KRAMER "RESULT" CHAIR
photo: Louise Desrosiers
WIM RIETVELD "PYRAMID" CHAIR
photo: Atelier 154
WILLY VAN DER MEEREN INDUSTRIAL ARM CHAIR