Toothpaste chair: the RVR by Dirk vander Kooij

The RvR-chair is the result of the collaboration between Niek Schoenmakers and Dirk vander Kooij. Niek was asked to re-furbish the major part of the ground floor of the Council for the Judiciary ( Raad voor de Rechtspraak), a high-end government building in the centre of The Hague. The historical building is a former bank-office build at  the beginning of the 20th century and renovated in 2005. This renovation by the architects Marc van Roosmalen, reflects his outspoken vision of combining historical elements with a contemporary design and custom made art and furniture. With a eye for the smallest details, every part of the building has been renovated to a high level of quality, both in material and esthetics.

This specific attitude towards the building was the reason for Niek Schoenmakers to work together with Dirk vander Kooij. Although Dirks designs are made by an industrial robot, every piece is slightly different and unique. Dirks Flow chair was chosen for the reading table as a welcoming gesture for the visitors of the building. For the restaurant area, a new chair was needed. According to the wishes of the client, Dirk designed a chair based on his previous design Chubby, but taking the technique a step further. Seat, back and frame are all made in one piece, with fluent lines and beautiful connections. The RVR-chair is his first stackable design.


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