Furniture design for a cane weaving and carpenter's workshop / 2009 / teamwork with Marie Bützer and Johanna Kleinert
Cooperating with the workshop of a social institution in Heidelberg was the main focus of the project. The usual work of the employees in this workshop is to repair the the broken cane seats of ancient wooden chairs. It soon got obvious what was their ambition: Not only repairing old furniture, but also creating a new chair – of course with a traditionally woven seat.
The wooden frame of the chair is made of ash wood, and it is designed with consideration for the limited technical facilities of the workshop. For the seat, experiments with different weaving materials were done. For the final design, used recycled packaging straps were used.