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Femme Chair knotted by Rik ten Velden

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Femme Chair design Inspired by Knotting Techniques Used on Ships

Rik ten Velden started his ‘Single Knotted Wire’ project with a visit to the harbour museum in Rotterdam. He met two employees of the museum specialised in knotting techniques which are used on a ship.

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He was fascinated by all those different kinds of objects they knotted. So he asked them if they could teach him some techniques.

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He knotted for three months to perfect the technique. Then he started to work on his designs. For the lamps and chair only a single wire is used and knotted in a form reflecting its maritime inspiration.

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The chair is made of a solid steel frame. 2 elements welded together creating a floor circle and a seat circle. The frame is powdercoated in colors black and oxide red.

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Any RAL color can be adapted on request. The seat of the chair comes in 3 different colors: Beige, Black and Marine Blue.

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