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Pair of Ruud-Jan Kokke Slat Chairs, the Netherlands, 1986

$3,900per set


Designed by Ruud-Jan Kokke, these slat chairs were produced by the Dutch manufactory Spectrum, in 1986 as part of their series called “Kokke-Chairs”. This pair’s frames are manually assembled and are made of oak, while the resilient slats are made of sprung ashwood. The slats that comprise the seat and backrest cross in a refined manner, showing the creative design of Kokke and the precision of the manufacturer. In line with Kokke’s design philosophy, these chairs are strong and comfortable, produced with refined technique. They exemplify that a thorough knowledge of materials paired with well thought out construction benefit the form. This model is particularly successful in reaching a balance between material, form and functionality. This chair model is included in various museum collections, including the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Museum für Angewandte Kunst in Cologne, and the Design Museum in Copenhagen. While this particular pair is from the original 1986 series, the model was reintroduced by Spectrum in 2011 and is currently being manufactured in small series. Dimensions: 20.08 in W x 20.48 in D x 28.94 in H, seat height 16.15 in 51 cm W x 52 cm D x 73.5 cm H, seat height 41 cm   About the designer: Ruud-Jan Kokke was born in 1956 in Velp, The Netherlands. He completed his studies at the Social Academy in Enschede and the Academy of Visual Arts in Arnhem. In 1986, Kokke established his own design firm, Ruud-Jan Kokke Product & Design, commonly only referred to as ‘Kokke’. Since the establishment of his firm, Kokke’s furniture designs have been produced by companies such as Spectrum, Mobach and Kembo. His first interior designs date from the 1990s and have established the designer as a prominent figure in contemporary Dutch design. In addition to autonomous products, Ruud-Jan also collaborates with other designers for the decor of schools, companies, government buildings and public areas. His designs can be found in the Chabot Museum, the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, and many of Arnhem’s public spaces, including the Arnhem Museum. Kokke has a strong and articulated design philosophy that revolves around the balance of simplicity and functionality. Despite - or perhaps actually because - their simplicity and obviousness, his designs inevitably attract the attention. His designs present high technical and visual quality with an inventive character. Kokke’s work has been awarded many times, both nationally and internationally. Several of his designs have already been characterized as design classics and are included in the collections of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. ~H. Shipping: This pair of slat chairs will be packed and shipped with the greatest care to make sure you will receive the items in gallery condition. Complimentary shipping within the Netherlands.


  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 28.94 in. (73.5 cm)Width: 20.08 in. (51 cm)Depth: 20.48 in. (52 cm)Seat Height: 16.15 in. (41 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Post-Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. In good vintage condition. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Utrecht, NL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 20190215 + 201902161stDibs: LU2947323038912

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    Ships From: Utrecht, Netherlands
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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