NLR composite chair

A NLR designed chair produced in the NLR’s ultramodern Pilot Plant for composites was exhibited at an exposition in Amsterdam.

The chair was on display from 29 September to 4 October at the Design Circle in Amsterdam (close to the RAI). The Design Circle is supported by the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts

Automated composite technology The composite design chair was made by Marleen Kaptijn of LabelBreed, for which she used the NLR’s fibre placement machine: a machine for the automation of composite technology. The NLR usually uses this machine for manufacturing parts for the aviation and aerospace sectors, in which functionality is the priority. But now the machine was programmed for a designer to design two types of chairs and bring them to market.

Last April the chair was successfully exhibited at the ‘Salone del Mobile’, and international design exhibition in Milan, Italy. The Netherlands’ Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Jet Bussemaker, also admired the chair during an official visit to the NLR.