FOX AND FREEZE, Antwerp (retailer)<br />
 James van VOSSEL (designer)<br />
 Tom De VRIEZE (designer)<br/>
<em>FF1, chair</em> 2009 <!-- (full view) --><br />

synthetic felt, flax cord, paper<br />
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National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne<br />
Purchased, NGV Supporters of Decorative Arts, 2013<br />
2013.13<br />


Fox and Freeze 2009

FOX AND FREEZE, Antwerp (retailer)
 James van VOSSEL (designer)

FF1, chair was the first product produced by design cooperative Fox and Freeze and was nominated in 2012 for the OVAM Ecodesign Award, the leading European prize for sustainable design innovation. The apparent simplicity of the chair’s execution belies its conceptual sophistication. Its design is reminiscent of the art of Japanese origami, creating a weight-bearing, self-supporting structure out of a flat piece of textile through nothing more than folding. The FF1 creatively confounds preconceived notions about the role, or lack thereof, of textiles as a construction material, while at the same time being of the utmost simplicity to manufacture.