After our first presentation as a duo during Salone Del Mobile 2007, our first commission under the name Kranen/Gille presented itself. Gallery Priveekollektie in Heusden invited us to make a series of chairs based on the “Forest” dining chair we designed earlier that year.
We decided to take the opportunity to use the narrative character of the chair’s backrest as a palette to tell the (developing) story of Kranen/Gille in 7 chapters. The 4-layer laser cut backrest depicted the following:
A ”Chrystal Palace” Chair
A ”Industrial Revelation” Chair
A ”Coney Island” Chair
A ”Forest” Chair
A ”Baikonur” Chair
A ”7th’ Chair
A ”New York” Chair – Sold out
The A “…” chair was exhibited in The Industrial Essence of Kranen/Gilleat Het Noordbrabants Museum, ’s-Hertogenbosch – The Netherlands.