Peter Traag modern furniture designs

Peter Traag is a furniture designer born in Tegelen in the Netherlands. He studied 3D Design in Arnhem and Design Products at the Royal College of Art in London. Since graduating from the RCA in 2003, he has worked for Mike Smith Studio, making artists’ installations, as well as on an evolving series of his own designs.

“Peter Traag is a furniture designer born in Tegelen in the Netherlands. He developed a new way of making exclusive furniture by hand.”  Peter Traag modern furniture designs 2256150932 692384d2b4 oTraag is fascinated by mass-production and how it might be thwarted to make products less ‘generic’; the things he makes are governed almost entirely by his desire to challenge and unpick furniture manufacturing processes. His sponge chair, now manufactured by Edra, constitutes an exploratory essay on upholstery: why should it be built outwards from a rigid inner frame? What happens if you form the chair by sucking an upholstery skin too large for the unstable volume of material within until it fits? What happens, of course, is that you get infinitely varied crumples of fabric and compressions of foam and lots of different chairs out of a single mould and process.

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“Peter Traag is a furniture designer born in Tegelen in the Netherlands. He developed a new way of making exclusive furniture by hand.”  Peter Traag modern furniture designs original design chairs 4164 4106941

Technological developments from the software used by designers to automated prototyping and manufacturing processes made it possible for designers to be virtually removed from making. By experimenting with the conditions of manufacture and intervening in processes, by making his own tools and moulds, he is almost seeking out the innate form of a volume of material rather than pressing it into a pattern that exists.

“Peter Traag is a furniture designer born in Tegelen in the Netherlands. He developed a new way of making exclusive furniture by hand.”  Peter Traag modern furniture designs original design chairs 4164 4106899

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This is a new way of making exclusive furniture with all the best that you can get when it is handmade furniture.

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