New ideas can come in many forms. In design, the look of the end product is often the starting point. Developing ‘Glissade’, Christian Heikoop put the construction method first. Based on an easy way to assemble furniture, inspired by retro camping equipment, he created a series that can be put together in a flash, without the need for tools or screws. Instead, metal tubes are simply slid into pre-cut leather sleeves. Flat, 2D design instantly becomes a functional 3D object. The resulting chairs, benches and stools display a new aesthetic shaped by the way they are made.
In collaboration with ECCO Leather
Participant of the Dutch Stuff pavilion at the London Design Fair 2018