The AVL-Spider Chair is first and foremost a functional chair, which was made using traditional carpenters methods. Its’ wooden, light-weight, thin legged frame makes it resemble a spider, a weaving animal, connected to crafts. It forcefully denies the dry, technical, emotionless methods used in modern day design.
Spider Chair in setting
In analogy with the Arts-and-Crafts movement, which set out to re-establish the value of craftsmanship, Joep will create the prototype chairs by hand, by himself. The chairs spring directly from the heart, from the head, without making use of a design, a try square or a measurement tape. If creating a chair takes more than a single day, its’ design is considered faulty and the prototype will be disposed of.