Stockholm 2013: Swedish-French design duo Färg & Blanche will present a chair that can be dressed up in an assortment of garments at Stockholm Design Week, which gets underway today (+ slideshow).
The F-A-B collection by Färg and Blanche pairs a factory-produced chair with "garments" that can be placed over its back, each handmade in the designers' studio in Stockholm.
The garments include small, straight back panels and wider, cushioned backs that come in a variety of fabrics and quilted patterns.
Other products launching in Stockholm this week include a tiered spun metal lamp by local studio Form Us With Love a set of blown glass trees by Oslo designers StokkeAustad and Andreas Engesvik – see all products from Stockholm Design Week.
Here's some more information from the designers:
New Dresses – Couture and Prêt-à-Porter for chairs
The F-A-B chair series is based on the idea of the chair acting as a body. The chair can be used nude and bare, but also reveal a whole new personality when dressed in something a little bit more extravagant, thus functioning as a load-bearing structure for textile creations.
Designed by Fredrik Färg and Emma Marga Blanche, the F-A-B collection combine industrial production with exclusive handcraft. The chairs are manufactured by the oldest shaker chair factories still in activity in Sweden, while the couture dresses are hand made in the atelier of the design duo in Stockholm.
Inspired by the fashion industries, the project aims to bring something more experimental and flexible to the furniture design world. You can choose from a selection of different garments for your chair. A simple elegant leather back or one patterned in magnificent sparkling fabric.
This first collection will be available at NK in Stockholm, from the www.store-fargblanche.com webshop from 5 February and on enquiry. Chair dresses can be tailor made.
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