Aluminium Chair by Charles and Ray Eames designed in 1958, transformed using traditional textile techniques. Vitra’s great achievement has been bringing the office to the home and taking the home to the office and we wanted the project to materialize that concept through a subtle intervention while generating a strong visual impact. As a sign of respect to the chair, it has had a non-aggressive and reversible intervention by simply passing a needle through the holes of its standard, net weaved fabric, leaving its trace in the form of a Victorian petit point flower. Two icons clashing to bring to life the concept of the manufacturer of the chair.
The ornamentation of the chair is done stitch by stitch, completely by hand by a professional weaver, challenging our preconceptions and accentuating our impression of just how much hand labour and how much industry is really applied to what we understand as an industrial object.