Erik De Nijs and Tim Smit — who are Nieuwe Heren — presented a few new pieces at Dutch Design Week 2010 in Eindhoven, one of which was a series of folding chairs designed for reading called The Poets.
From the designer:
Emerged from the idea of really taking time to read
your children a bedtime story.
A foldable chair with the perfect reading light.
no matter the environment.
done reading? just store it against the wall,
and you’ll have some extra light.
W. Blake is the green chair with the light on the right side, just like the right handed poet William Blake. The white chair is called J.W. Goethe with the light on the left side, just like the left handed poet.