Chair 18 x 36
Table 18 x 54
Chair 18 x 36 owes its name to the dimensions of the profile of the slats (in millimeters) used for the design of this chair. When you look closely, you can see that this chair is constructed of the same slats. This has created a distinctive structure that creates a special silhouette.
Chair 18 x 36 is made of oak and can be used both indoors and outdoors. The chair can also be supplied with permanent upholstery (for indoor use). With the chair, a matching (garden) table is also designed from the same slatted principle.
The chair is available without upholstery (for indoor & outdoor use) and with permanent upholstery (for indoor use).
The table is available in various lengths and 90cm wide.
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Chair 18 x 36 was designed by autonomous designer Floris Hovers. Floris lives and works in Raamsdonksveer, where he also grew up. His Design surprise by their disarming simplicity. No abstract minimalism, but the end result of a long process of reduction.
For this chair, Floris set himself the goal of designing a piece of furniture using only one type of slat (admittedly in two different lengths). By imposing this restriction on himself, a typical construction arose naturally. The entire chair is made of slats with a profile of 18 x 36 mm.
"Sometimes a study based on the principle of 'limitation of material' leads to a beautiful and interesting result. By setting boundaries to the use of materials, a typical construction arose naturally."Floris Hovers
The line between interior and exterior is beginning to blur more and more. A garden is therefore increasingly becoming an extension of the living room. When you use this chair inside, it is a beautiful addition to your interior. And when you use the chair outside, it looks like beautifully designed outdoor furniture. We find that interesting. The construction of Chair 18 x 36 is so proprietary that it stands its ground in any environment.
Floris designed the first version of this chair back in 2010. Later he made variations of it. One of these variations caught our eye during a visit to Floris' workshop. Together we scrutinized the chair some more and optimized its construction and manufacturability into a systematically producible product.
We thought it would be interesting if the chair could also be used outdoors, so we investigated the possibilities of a natural wood treatment for outdoor use. We also opted for a (garden) table in the same design language, which Floris then designed from the same principle.
In collaboration with Floris and our upholsterer, we are currently developing a sophisticated upholstery that can be used both indoors and outdoors. This upholstery of the chair will soon be optional and easy to remove. In the meantime, it is already possible to have the chair permanently upholstered for interior use in a traditional way, as is the case with the 's-Chair, for example.
Because Chair 18 x 36 is constructed from slats in the same size, there is no need to produce the chair in (large) series. All we have in stock are the slats. When a chair or table is ordered, we collect the required number of slats and can produce to size. This is super efficient and prevents overproduction.
The slats consist of solid PEFC certified oak and are put together like a jigsaw puzzle during production, using a special mold. Once in place, the slats are glued and screwed. The furniture is treated with natural linseed oil, to which a fungicide has been added. This allows them to be used both indoors and outdoors. Obviously, the furniture can also be supplied untreated.
Chair 18×36 & Table 18×54
Solid oak slats
PEFC approved oak, delivered to size and length at Vij5.
The slats are in stock at Vij5 (Eindhoven, NL) and are clamped into a mold and assembled to order.
Chair: seat height about 45cm, height 82cm and 40cm wide
Table: 90cm wide and various lengths,. height approx. 76cm.
In Vij5 collection since 2021
Variants Table 18×54
If you are going to use this furniture outdoors, we recommend cleaning the wood annually with a solution of 30% cleaning vinegar to combat any mold growth.
Mold will show up as very small black dots in the wood. These can often be brushed away with 30% cleaning vinegar. If not, you can lightly sand the wood and re-apply linseed oil. Be sure to use a linseed oil with fungicide (available at Vij5).
Would you like to see this product in real life ?
In need of larger numbers or application in a project?
Please contact Arjan and request a quotation here.
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