This elegant little chair is designed by Rik ten Velden. Bearing the name of “Femme Chair”, this chair is constructed from a single rope. Rick ten Velden is fascinated with sailor’s knots and all the different objects knots can create. He spent three months learning how to knot before he perfected the technique. Then he started the Single Knotted Collection, and is currently making objects all using these knot techniques. The seat of this chair is made of classic rope, and the rest is made of a single metal rod that curves into two circles, one to support the bottom and the other to support the seat. I love the simplicity of the two materials and how they work together. The use of rope in the seat also ensures durability. This is a chair made to last.
The Femme Chair is obviously reminiscent of all things maritime, providing a simple nod to its inspiration. This chair does not hide anything, its structure and composition are plain for all to see, allowing one to trace its origins and see how the parts fit together. Femme Chair is quiet and unassuming, but possesses a strong sense of character. The way the circle tilts upwards, delicately balanced on its base, gives it a bird-like quality. Perhaps like a little bird perched on a little ship.