Revising the Past: A Conversation with Sjoerd Vroonland

Rachael Barron-Duncan, Sjoerd Vroonland

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On August 12, 2020, Sjoerd Vroonland and Rachael Barron-Duncan met up virtually to discuss his experience designing contemporary home furnishings that connect to past traditions of furniture-making. Over the course of the conversation, Vroonland stressed his desire to use furniture to tell a story and emphasized the importance of sustainability. Vroonland’s respect for artisanal craft links to a more inclusive, team-based approach to mass manufacturing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-343
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Modern Craft
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2020


  • design team
  • furniture history
  • manufacturing
  • narrative
  • slow furniture
  • sustainability


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