Graduation 2016 Project

Christian Heikoop


Prizes: Rene Smeets Award Nominee

Department: Man and Identity


New ideas can come in many forms. Often the look of the end product is the starting point. With ‘Glissade’ Christian Heikoop puts method first. Inspired by the easy assembly of retro camping gear, he created a series that can be put together in a flash, without the need for extra tools or screws. Instead, metal tubes are simply slid into pre-cut leather sleeves. Flat, 2D design instantly becomes a functional 3D object. The resulting chairs, benches and stools display a new aesthetic shaped by the way they are made.
In collaboration with ECCO Leather.

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Photographs: Nicole Marnati