Narrative Chairs by Kranen/Gille

Narrative chairs by kranen/gille

After their first presentation of “The Von Trapp Dining Room,” a series of products inspired by Tiroler volkskunstas (popular Austrian Art), Gallery Priveekollektie invited Dutch designers Kranen/Gille to make a series of chairs based on the “Forest” dining chair that was included in the project.

Narrative Chairs by Kranen/Gille

Narrative Chairs by Kranen/Gille.

The design duo decided to take the opportunity to use the narrative character of the chair’s backrest as a palette to tell the developing story of Kranen/Gille in 7 chapters.

Design duo Kranen/Gille

Made of polished aluminum and walnut wood, the laser-cut chairs were inspired by abandoned places, industrialization, factory and craftsmanship processes, much like the designers who are constantly renewing themselves in order to express their feeling towards functionality. In addition to the chair, they designed similar cutlery for the original project.

The “_” Chairs were designed in a limited edition of 12 each with a 4-layer lasercut backrest depicting the scenes. The New York Chair has sold out, but editions of the others are still available.

A ”Chrystal Palace” (sic) Chair:

A “Chrystal (sic) Palace” Chair
A ”Chrystal (sic) Palace” Chair, detail

A ”Industrial Revelation” Chair:

A “Industrial Revelation” Chair
A “Industrial Revelation” Chair, detail

A ”Coney Island” Chair:

A “Coney Island” Chair
A “Coney Island” Chair, detail

A ”Forest” Chair:

A “Forest” Chair
A “Forest” Chair, detail

A ”Baikonur” Chair:

A “Baikonur” Chair
A “Baikonur” Chair, detail

A ”7th” Chair:

A “7th” Chair
A “7th” Chair, detail

A ”New York” Chair (Sold out):

A “New York” Chair
A “New York” chair, detail


ARTIST: Kranen / Gille
SERIES: A “_” chair
90 × 45 × 50 cm | 35.4 × 17.7 × 19.7 in
MATERIALS: Polished Aluminum, Walnut Wood
PRICE: $3,300

To inquire about purchasing on of the “_” Chairs, contact Gallery Priveekollektie.

See more great work from Kranen/Gille here 

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