furniture

The project moorwerk represents the traditional northern German moorland culture of the 19th century. The result is a synergy of old craftsmanship and contemporary design using a newly developed material.

In the 19th century, peat farmers lived in northern Germany‘s unspoilt moorland under poorest conditions. In this time, round post chairs were typical to the region. They symbolise the modest social ideals of the peat farmers because of their extraordinarily high degree of simplicity. A common feature shared by all these round post chairs was the steep backrest and the seat woven from rushes.

The concept of the new chair picks up on the elements and forms of the old furniture and interprets them in the focus of contemporary design in a modern shape with integrative design details. Traditional craftsmanship and modern woodworking techniques merge in the manufacture of the furniture.

 

 

 

 

 

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