Separate wooden parts and approximately 110 meters of rope together form the basis for the stool 'Wrapped'.
The wooden parts are manually wrapped with the rope in a special way. By simply wrapping the rope around, the construction is fixed without using glue or screws. 'Wrapped' can be used as a stool or as a handy side table.
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For us, that doesn't just mean giving information about where something has been produced. Our chain starts much earlier: with the designer of the product!
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The Wrapped stool is designed by Floris Hovers. Floris lives and works in Raamsdonksveer, where he also grew up. His designs surprise by their disarming simplicity. No abstract minimalism, but the end result of a long process of reduction.
The inspiration for the Wrapped stool came from cardboard wrapping cards, also known as bobbins, which are used for the neat storage and keeping of leftover (embroidery) yarn.
"A design should work, but it should work smoothly. I want to show how attractive and suitable simplicity can be. A lot of ideas dry up if I can't solve things within my own, intuitive simplicity guidelines.“Quote from the book 'Hovers' Manual of Things'
The Wrapped stool is part of the Vij5 collection since 2009. We met Floris during our very first Dutch Design Week expo, where we were 'neighbours' in the Clock building (Klokgebouw). We became great fans of his work and he became one of the first designers we started working with within our label.
The stool Wrapped symbolizes the beauty of simplicity and comes from an interesting approach to a standard object. The stool / side table literally needs Floris' hands for assembly and is therefore difficult to produce using machines alone. It breathes the designer's love for interaction between man and machine.
Not only nice as a stool, but also as a side table, here at our house it is showing off with a bowl from RENS on top.
Some designers are already very advanced with a product when we come into contact with them. This was the case with the Wrapped stool, for example. Floris presented the stool all ready during Dutch Design Week and had already made the step of 'translating' it. Wrapped is in fact a further development of the 'Fixed lounger', a chair that arose from a graduation project by Floris in which he researched various forms of temporary repairs. Both pieces of furniture have an alternative way of mounting, without the use of glue and/or screws.
Every Wrapped stool is made by Floris Hovers himself in his own workshop. His industrial handwork is characterized by simple and clear industrial forms and constructions, in which he seeks the balance between man and machine.
The wrapping of the stool is a job that requires a lot of patience, but Floris has his 'tricks' for this. He told us that it takes him about half an hour to wrap/fix one stool. Is the rope of the stool unexpectedly damaged? Floris can repair it with love.
In the material passport you can find where and by whom the different parts of this product are made.
Loose parts made of beech plywood 12-18mm
Produced and "wrapped" in Raamsdonksveer (NL) and painted to color to order.
110 meters of hemp/flax rope
33 x 33 cm, seat height 47 cm
7 standard colors (custom ccolors upon request)
RAL 1020 green-yellow
RAL 3007 black-red
RAL 9010 off-white
RAL 2002 peach-orange
RAL 7030 stone-gray
RAL 3015 pink
neutral wood (transparent lacquer)
Other colors upon request
In Vij5 collection since 2009
Every Wrapped stool is manufactured by designer Floris Hovers in his own workshop.
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Then come to our showroom in Eindhoven, as this product is available exclusively through Vij5 and not through regular outlets.
In need of larger numbers or application in a project?
Please contact Arjan and request a quotation here.
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