Called Hybreed, the project involves creating one-off pieces by upholstering reclaimed chair frames with bulging upholstery. The alterations are meant to represent the rolls of flesh on each chair's obese owner.
The series is a development of Kingsnorth's graduation project from 2009, entitled At One. Designersblock takes place 23-26 September as part of the London Design Festival.
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Charlotte Kingsnorth at London Design Festival 2010
A crossbreed of furniture evolved from the concept of the relationship between a sofa and the voluptuous flesh of its obese occupier. Kingsnorth, the metamporph, picks reclaimed chairs and transforms them into different curvaceous characters and forms depending on the frames they envelop. Thus, each chair is unique, a one-off.
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