Folding Arm Chairs VF3, Gijs Bakker 1976

A rare set of two model VF3 chairs by Gijs Bakker, one of the most influential Dutch designers of the late 20th century. The chairs are constructed from a single circle, cut up in parts and rearranged to create a surprisingly comfortable seat.

As the Vitruvius man by Leonardo da Vinci already demonstrates, the human body relates to a circle. Gijs Bakker has proven that this is still the case in a seating position. One can even fold the circular parts together to store the chair (also practical for shipment). The chairs are in a good condition with some user marks on the wood as can be seen in the pictures. It's a brilliant design, but only around 100 pieces were ever produced. Some with a wicker seat and some like these two beauties; with woven seatbelt straps.

  • Designer

    Gijs Bakker
  • Manufacturer

    Castelijn
  • Year of design

    1976
  • Country

    The Netherlands
  • Materials

    laminated beechwood, ash veneer, woven-strap seating
  • Dimensions

    78 x 66 x 65 cm
  • Condition

    Very good with normal user marks
  • Price

    € 800 for the set

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