Sexy Relaxy

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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
2002-12-31
date_start
2002-01-01
date_text
2002 (designed and made)
descriptive_line
'Sexy-Relaxy' chair, single piece white rotation moulded polyethylene with slightly pitted white coating, by Richard Hutten, Rotterdam, 2002.
dimensions
Height: 71 cm, Height: 40 cm seat, Width: 60 cm, Depth: 80 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
Richard Hutten designed the 'Sexy Relaxy' chair in a more volumetric and less constructed manner as at this point, he was seeking designs that could be made more industrially and in greater volume. The chair is made of LDPE - rotation-moulded polyethylene - which is a relatively low-tech means to make plastic furniture. 'Sexy Relaxy' chairs were made in various material including steel and wood and in limited editions as well as unlimited batch production.
id
1034365
label
last_checked
2014-08-31T16:15:45.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-31T16:15:45.000Z
latitude
51.922829
location
In Storage
longitude
4.47845
marks
materials
LDPE (Low-density polyethylene)
materials_techniques
White rotation moulded polyethylene (LDPE) with coating
museum_number
W.23-2009
museum_number_token
w232009
object_number
O1153458
object_type
Chair
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Single piece plastic chair creating a hollow volume, seat split creating two leg shaped forms, electric fitting for lighting inside. Slightly pitted white coating.
place
Rotterdam
primary_image_id
production_note
until 2008 selfproduction, then licensed for production by manufacturer Gispen Attribution note: unlimited batch production
production_type
public_access_description
The 'Sexy Relaxy' chair is made of rotation-moulded polyethylene which is a relatively low-tech means to make plastic furniture. At this point in his career Richard Hutten was more concerned with exploring ideas of volume than the possibilities of construction. He was seeking designs that could be made entirely by machines and in greater volume. 'Sexy Relaxy' chairs were made in various materials including steel and wood and in limited editions as well as unlimited batch production. 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 involved since it's inception in 1993.
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rights
3
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slug
sexy-relaxy-chair-hutten-richard
sys_updated
2014-08-21T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
Sexy Relaxy
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
2002
year_start
2002