In the 1970's many manufacturers of furniture in Holland had closed their doors. The ones that remained had little faith in the added value of hiring a designer. The VF2 folding armchair, designed in 1976 by Gijs Bakker can almost be seen as a piece de resistance. Only about 100 were produced.
The chair is consistently constructed from circular wooden parts. The seat and backrest are made from cane webbing. (We also have a pair of VF3 chairs on offer with seatbelt straps). On the back of this chair the two thin metal clamps are missing. This does not affect its stability. The webbing is in a good condition. Underneath the seat it has a darker part.
As a designer, a teacher and later as co-founder of Droog Design Gijs Bakker has been - and still is - one of the most important figures in recent design history in Holland.