Tjep design studio, "Recession Chair", 2011. After visiting the Dutch Design Week in October 2011, I was struck by how little the design world seems to react to the immanent economic crisis threatening Europe and the world. So here is a little something to make up for my esteemed colleagues. Receding is the act of withdrawing and diminishing. We took an Ikea mass produced chair and started sanding it to the finest possible version.