Frank De Jong is an artist and custom furniture maker with the Toronto based woodworking collective ‘The Other Five’. His passion for craft was honed in Sheridan College’s craft and design program where he majored in furniture. He enjoys making functional objects which maintain a strong conceptual aspect, and is especially inspired by iconic furniture pieces often referencing them in his work. Frank actively participates in various exhibitions and publications including his most recent inclusion in Lark Books ‘500 Cabinets’. Modern ideas are paired with unconventional and exploratory use of materials to achieve Frank’s signature aesthetic. A manipulator of many medias including wood, acrylic, metal and fiber; what frank is most enthused by is the opportunity to reclaim pre-used materials and make what was once old, new again.
The distinctive 1980’s aesthetic of this chair encouraged me to have fun and create a bold chair eccentric piece with a sleek modern makeover. This outdated old soul has been resurrected to a dignified focal point for any space.
Materials; old wooden steam bent chair, acrylic, cast resin, silver leaf, lacquer.