Bertjan Pot


The project

With this design Bertjan Pot makes users ware of the almost mysterious distance that there is between a chair frame, which is usually invisible, and the covering that goes over it. He asked the Audax Textile Museum’s TextileLab to knit a woolen slipcover. Then he washed it at too high of a temperature in order to let the form shrink to fit, so that the cover fit tightly over the chair frame. In a way, the chair pulled on a sweater.


A slipcover that looks like a knitted and perfectly fitting jumper makes a char (frame) extra homey. A strong example of design and material mastery.

— A comfortable chair that holds the (owner) occupant in its arms.

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