Buttons to the max

This innovative chair is inspired by the wooden button we know from the clothing industry. The two buttons -made of solid oak- are strung together by magnified carbon yarn to form the seat and backrest of the chair. The yarn is traditionally manufactured by hand and impregnated with epoxy, which dictates the exceptional construction of the chair.


Design: Tjimkje de Boer

Material: solid oak, epoxy & carbonfiber

Year of design: 2012

Dimensions: 70 x 40 x 80cm

Lead time: 4-8 weeks

Innovation and tradition combined

For the realization of knappe buttons, an intense cooperation between designer and manufacturer was required. The very traditional way in which rope is made seems to sharply contrast with the rather modern, high-tech reputation that carbon has acquired. lt is, however, precisely this unlikely combination that adds a whole new dimension to this ancient craft.

Designed for humans

The button chair has a slightly curved seat and backrest, both elements are carefully carved from solid oak. To obtain a smooth surface and further increase the comfort of the button chair, the carbon yarn runs though a cleverly created recess is in both the seat and backrest.


Natural Oak

The buttons are created from solid oak, which provides a lovely natural contrast with the old and simultaneously high-end appearance of carbon yarn. All the chairs are made by hand, which will create a slight difference between the products.

Button chair

A surprising, fresh and modern take on the traditional production techniques, resulting in a real eye catcher.

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