The modest huts of the peat colonists did not contain much except basic equipment. This consisted, mostly of a table, chairs and storage furniture. Especially the chairs have developed a strong-typical character in the moor regions during the great times of colonization.

The local cultural heritage in the moorlands was largely borne by the farming families. The reason for this is the spatial immobility of these people, which often allowed them to remain in the same place for generations, thus making them a cultural constant.

Craftsmen such as wood turners, carpenters and special chairmakers, worked together with weavers to turn the resources of the regional landscape into furniture for different social classes.

The type of round post chair was characteristic for the moor region. Of all the other chairs in the area, it is characterised by a high degree of simplicity. The seats are made of braided material and are usually made of rushes, a plant that grows in the reed belts of northern German waters.





The industrial age and the resulting reorientation of the relation between the prices of raw materials and their processing strengthened the quality awareness of both craftsmen and their customers. While chairs of this period were mainly made of cheap wood, oak was increasingly chosen here, which thus became a characteristic feature of handcrafted chair production in the 20th century.


This new chair design is formally based on the design elements of the old chair. However, it stylises them and is characterised by contemporary, modern simplicity.

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