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Chubby Chair

Dirk van der Kooij

Dirk van der Kooij first fell in love with low-resolution 3D printing as a student, fulfilling his search for honest and functional ornamentation. The Chubby chair remains his most playful child of this process, which finds its alien form through the limitations of a self-developed, plastic extruding robot.

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Kooij

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Dirk van der Kooij

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In 2009, Dirk van der Kooij founded this studio in the basement of the Design Academy, Eindhoven. His guiding question was seemingly simple: could plastic be an honest, durable material? Six pizza ovens welded together proved that yes, it could. The resulting Elephant Skin series saw recycled plastic wrinkle and contract as it cooled outside of a mould, conjuring a rich, living tactility. The ultimate imitator had finally found an identity of its own.