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A Dutch Designer’s Tessellating Coat Rack

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Woodworker Rene Siebum’s stylish work is a study in playful geometry.
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  Wardrobe by Rene Siebum
An example of his minimalist style, the Dutch designer’s coat rack is a simple study in geometry. “One shape can repeat itself endlessly,” he says. “You don’t need to do so much to create something functional.” 

Photo by Rene van der Hulst
    Wardrobe by Rene Siebum

    An example of his minimalist style, the Dutch designer’s coat rack is a simple study in geometry. “One shape can repeat itself endlessly,” he says. “You don’t need to do so much to create something functional.”

    Photo by Rene van der Hulst

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  Balancing Ergonomic Stool by Rene Siebum
While the influence of his country’s rich design culture plays a part in his process, his attraction to minimalist architecture, such as the work of Shigeru Ban, has been more informative; his simple stool, for example, is just a stack of small blocks influenced by the shape of the human spine.

Photo by Rene van der Hulst
    Balancing Ergonomic Stool by Rene Siebum

    While the influence of his country’s rich design culture plays a part in his process, his attraction to minimalist architecture, such as the work of Shigeru Ban, has been more informative; his simple stool, for example, is just a stack of small blocks influenced by the shape of the human spine.

    Photo by Rene van der Hulst

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  Lanterns by Rene Siebum
“Style for me is capturing the essence of an object, what it should be or do,” says Siebum. “For me, design is about making things beautiful and telling stories.” 

Photo by Rene van der Hulst
    Lanterns by Rene Siebum

    “Style for me is capturing the essence of an object, what it should be or do,” says Siebum. “For me, design is about making things beautiful and telling stories.”

    Photo by Rene van der Hulst

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  Bookshelf by Rene Siebum
Siebum says his work is about the process of challenging convention, “exploring the boundaries, not taking the old customs of woodworking as fact.”

Photo by Rene van der Hulst
    Bookshelf by Rene Siebum

    Siebum says his work is about the process of challenging convention, “exploring the boundaries, not taking the old customs of woodworking as fact.”

    Photo by Rene van der Hulst

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