Just one single mould is necessary to steam bend the various plywood elements of the low or high-backed ‘Florian’ lounge chair, as well as the matching footstool. It is the perfect example of Sjoerd Vroonland’s practical knowledge of the furniture making process, as well as his innovative take on furniture design.
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Sjoerd Vroonland (1985) studied at the Wood and Furniture College in Rotterdam and also graduated from ArtEZ Academy, specializing in product design. Today, Vroonland runs his own label from his atelier in Amsterdam.
His innovative products are inspired by classic designs and are created using materials, techniques and shapes that we are all familiar with. From the archetypal saddle to the antique clothespin, Vroonland uses the best features of timehonoured design and finds new ways to apply them, combining contrasting materials.
Instead of hiding all the ‘technical’ details, the designer focuses on the beauty of structure and construction: the materials are uncompromised and the line of work can be clearly seen. The result is a pure and poetic dialogue between craft, innovation and modern-day living.