Golden seatings: Bronze Age by Tjep

Dutch design studio Tjep, created a serie of melted bronze chairs in an effort to create a collection of objects “totally opposite to the technology-driven trends” in design.

“Dutch design studio Tjep, created a serie of melted bronze chairs in an effort to create a collection of objects totally opposite to the technology-driven trends in design.”  Golden seatings: Bronze Age by Tjep Golden seatings Bronze Age by Tjep arts crafts i lobo you6

“Dutch design studio Tjep, created a serie of melted bronze chairs in an effort to create a collection of objects totally opposite to the technology-driven trends in design.”  Golden seatings: Bronze Age by Tjep Golden seatings Bronze Age by Tjep arts crafts i lobo you7

“Dutch design studio Tjep, created a serie of melted bronze chairs in an effort to create a collection of objects totally opposite to the technology-driven trends in design.”  Golden seatings: Bronze Age by Tjep Golden seatings Bronze Age by Tjep arts crafts i lobo you8

The studio designed a series of spindly hand-crafted furniture pieces in bronze- “the material that represents the dawn of civilisation”. “For this project I wanted to create something totally opposite to the technology-driven trends based on the emergence of new digital tools such as 3D printing,” said Tjepkema.

“Dutch design studio Tjep, created a serie of melted bronze chairs in an effort to create a collection of objects totally opposite to the technology-driven trends in design.”  Golden seatings: Bronze Age by Tjep Golden seatings Bronze Age by Tjep arts crafts i lobo you9

“I like the idea that bronze is precious and is therefore implicitly sustainable, it is either preserved or remelted but never discarded, who knows maybe these pieces contain a couple of remelted ancient bronze swords!”

“Dutch design studio Tjep, created a serie of melted bronze chairs in an effort to create a collection of objects totally opposite to the technology-driven trends in design.”  Golden seatings: Bronze Age by Tjep Golden seatings Bronze Age by Tjep arts crafts i lobo you5

The Bronze Age collection follows on from the Recession Chair – a mass-produced Ikea chair reduced in part to a skeletal shape to evoke the receding state of the global economy.

Tjep created a new version of this chair in bronze, with the original form in the patinated green condition of the material and the pared back section in its shiny metallic state.

“Dutch design studio Tjep, created a serie of melted bronze chairs in an effort to create a collection of objects totally opposite to the technology-driven trends in design.”  Golden seatings: Bronze Age by Tjep Golden seatings Bronze Age by Tjep arts crafts i lobo you2

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“Dutch design studio Tjep, created a serie of melted bronze chairs in an effort to create a collection of objects totally opposite to the technology-driven trends in design.”  Golden seatings: Bronze Age by Tjep Golden seatings Bronze Age by Tjep arts crafts i lobo you4

The result is jus a fabulous design piece.

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