Containing over 300 chairs collected for teaching purposes since 1957, the collection is currently under the supervision of the Chair History of Architecture and Urban Planning (Van Wijk). It is acknowledged as one of the most important furniture collections in the Netherlands and is a source of knowledge about materials, construction and typologies for students and designers alike. In the past, the chairs were used as examples during lectures and as models during drawing lesson, but we now also use them as point of departure for research and design courses. Preliminary evaluations show that the close engagement with these unique objects improves students’ design processes and products.
Therre is an excellent article on thsi important collection to be found here:
and of course www.ftn-books.com has the first impostant publication from 1980 on this collection available.