for Piet Boon Studio
The Niek chair is part of a comprehensive collection of complementary outdoor seating and tables introduced in 2005 by Dutch architect Piet Boon. Boon is celebrated internationally for his total design concepts – furniture, architecture, and interiors – underscored by ergonomic functionality and durability expressed through aesthetic of natural materials. For Boon’s outdoor collection, the designer chose highly-prized iroko wood – often referred to as African teak. Iroko is an extraordinarily durable wood that is similar to teak in its tonality that continues to develop as it ages. Unlike teak, iroko wood does not require regular treatment with oil or varnish for its use outdoors.
The designer’s Niek outdoor collection includes a chair and loveseat. Each characterized by its solid construction in thick iroko wood where Piet Boon has masterfully treated the frame’s low-profile form with gently splayed legs that provide tremendous visual interest juxtaposed with the seat cushion’s horizontal expanse. Seat and back cushions are composed of high-resilience foam with upholstery available in a selection of outdoor approved textiles including Sunbrella.
Piet Boon Catalog
Born in the Netherlands in 1958, Piet Boon beautifully blends elegant lines, natural materials, and superior function. Trained as a contractor, his work is always practical and approachable, but he also infuses each product or project with a sense of luxury achieved through a meticulous eye for detail. Boon approaches his multidisciplinary work with the finest craftsmanship and materials so that every piece or project feels relaxed, comfortable, and timeless.
Since 1983, Boon has offered architecture, interior design, and furniture design services through his Amsterdam-based firm, Studio Piet Boon. Notable furniture and lighting include the Round Boon and the Square Boon light fixtures for Moooi, as well as the quilted Kekke seating series and plush Kent chair. Long a household name in the Dutch design scene, his work has a wide global appeal. Indeed, his architecture and interiors work includes a number of new luxury residential developments in the U.S., including the Oosten, 101 Wall, and Huys buildings in New York, along with hotels, restaurants, offices, and private residences around the world.