Gijs Papavoine

‘Designing a chair is almost like sculpting’

Gijs Papavoine, an established name in the design world, born in the city of Den Bosch in The Netherlands and graduated from the Academy of Industrial Design in Eindhoven.

“My designs always stem from a powerful basic form and are characterised by simplicity. I work on the basis of an original idea; that is the ideal towards which I then strive in the execution. My chairs in particular are very formal; designing a chair is almost like sculpting. “

“I get my inspiration when I am looking round companies and talking to people, not ‘in the office’. I do different things depending on the company or the application; I want to add something new to what is already there with my designs, particularly to the perception. In keeping with the organisation for which I am designing at that moment.”

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