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Chairity 2016 – reinventing a future classic

By In/Out
October 31, 2016

Arent&Pyke are proud to again partner with Cult for Chairity Project 2016, the esteemed charity event that invites 16 leading Australian creatives to reinterpret an iconic chair design, which is exhibited and auctioned off for their chosen charity, ours being the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

This year, Cult have chosen the ‘future classic’ Officina chair designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Magis.

The Arent&Pyke team reinterpreted the Officina chair by tailoring a slip cover and resurfaced the legs to personify the chair with a dinner jacket and bow tie, weaving new narrative into an industrial object.

In/Out: Charity 2016

In/Out: Charity 2016

In/Out: Charity 2016

By tailoring a slip and resurfacing the legs, we have personified Officina. With an air of nonchalance, the presence of another person is evident in the ethereal dinner jacket and bow tie. A companionship of casual elegance weaves a new narrative into this once industrial object. The form is warm, soft and inviting; Officina is moored to the world by his slim pegs.
Breast cancer is still the most prominent cancer amongst women in Australia and hence affects the lives of all of us at some point. We hope to contribute to a better understanding of this cell malfunction, to see a time when the cure is not noxious, but holistic.

Arent&Pyke are honoured to be featured alongside these talented creatives from the design industries. From the top, left to right: Arent&Pyke, Studio Elke, Henry Wilson, Marsha Golemac + Dan Hocking, Adam Cornish, Adam Goodrum, bassike, Fiona Lynch, Christopher Boots, Olsen Ormandy for Dinosaur Designs, Mim Design, Studio Twocan, Design by Toko, Tracey Deep, We are Triibe, Mika Utzon-Popov.

The Chairity 2016 exhibition will be displayed at Cult showrooms:
– Cult Sydney | 17-20 November | 21-23 Levey Street, Chippendale, Sydney.
– Cult Melbourne | 24-27 November | 680 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne.

The online auction is now open for registration, will go live on the 17th of November (and close on the 27th of November at 9pm EST). Visit here to start bidding… and giving.

Credits: Cult
Photography: Toby Peet

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