Hella Jongerius, 2006
“Form follows feeling” this is the creed that Hella Jongerius adheres to in her design work. Indeed, The Worker is appealing thanks to the strange interplay within it of handcraftsmanship and technological elements. The craft-like, rustic feel of the armchair is the product of the compact seat upholstery which almost seems overly low, and the base frame, left visible, which is reminiscent of a half-timbered structure. By contrast, both the lathed wooden armrests and the polished aluminium arc stand for modernity and contemporary technology. The choice of upholstery fabrics plays a key part in defining The Workers appearance. The seat and backrest come with different cover fabrics, whose textures and colours are carefully fine-tuned to complement each other.
Solid oak frame and armrests, cast aluminium armrest bridge; seat cushions: polyurethane foam and polyester batting, chamber cushion with microfibre filling.