Berlage chair

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Acquired in 2009 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Hutten, Richard
attributions_note
bibliography
Droog Design, Spirit of the Nineties, Renny Rammakers and Gijs Bakker, ed., 1998 Richard Hutten, Ed van Hinte, 2002
collection_code
FWK
credit
Given by Abel Hutten and Boris Hutten
date_end
2004-12-31
date_start
2004-01-01
date_text
2004 (designed and made)
descriptive_line
'Berlage' chair, oak with white strapped nylon upholstery, by Richard Hutten, Rotterdam, 2004.
dimensions
Height: 84 cm, Height: 46 cm seat, Width: 42 cm, Depth: 58 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
With the Berlage chair, Richard Hutten returned to a more traditional timber chair-making. He designed the chair in 2004 for the restaurant of the Gemeente Museum in The Hague. The museum was designed by Hendrik Petrus Berlage, one of the most important Dutch architects at the end of the 19th century. The architect provided the name of the chair. The form of the chair is relatively simple, with interest arising from the random lines of the strapped upholstery and the angled construction of the rear legs and stretchers. The prototype (W.25-2009) is different in several ways from this final version, shedding light on the decision-making process that developed the chair.
id
1034358
label
last_checked
2014-08-31T16:15:43.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-31T16:15:43.000Z
latitude
51.922829
location
In Storage
longitude
4.47845
marks
materials
Oak, nylon
materials_techniques
Oak with nylon
museum_number
W.24-2009
museum_number_token
w242009
object_number
O1153451
object_type
Chair
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Simple frame construction with straight front legs and angled legs and stretchers, angled back, white nylon strapped upholstery
place
Rotterdam
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production_note
until 2008 selfproduction, then licensed for production by manufacturer Gispen Attribution note: unlimited batch production
production_type
public_access_description
Richard Hutten (1967 Zwollerkerspel) graduated at the Academy Industrial Design Eindhoven in 1991. That same year he started his own design studio. He worked on furniture, product, interior and exhibition designs and developed his 'No sign of design' and 'Table upon table' concepts (W.21-2009). He is one of the most successful contemporary Dutch designers and a key exponent of Droog, a design company he has been affiliated with since it's inception in 1993. Hutten returned with the design of the Berlage chair from a rather conceptual approach to a more traditional timber chair-making. He designed the chair for the restaurant of the Gemeente Museum in The Hague. The renowned architect of the museum, Hendrik Petrus Berlage, provided the name of the chair. The form of the Berlage chair is relatively simple, with interest arising from the random lines of the strapped upholstery and the angled construction of the rear legs and stretchers. The prototype (W.25-2009) is in several ways different from this final version.
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3
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slug
berlage-chair-chair-hutten-richard
sys_updated
2014-08-21T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
Berlage chair
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
2004
year_start
2004