2019 Mar 20

Christian Heikoop ‘Glissade’

‘Glissade’ is both: A functional object and a piece of art due its leather applications. Dutch designer Heikoop designed a series of chairs, benches and stools.

Words and photography by Christian Heikoop

New ideas can come in many forms. Often the look of the end product is the starting point. With ‘Glissade’ Christian Heikoop puts method first. Seeking an easy way to assemble furniture inspired by retro camping equipment, he created a series that can be put together in a flash, without the need for extra tools or screws. Instead, metal tubes are simply slid into pre-cut leather sleeves. Flat, 2D design instantly becomes a functional 3D object. The resulting chairs, benches and stools display a new aesthetic shaped by the way they are made.

Christian is a Dutch multidisciplinary designer – prone to explore the nowness and the newness; inspiring, exploring and stretching borders of the industry. Working in the field of product design and creative coordination.