Saturday, 26 June 2010
SAGMEISTER'S DARWIN CHAIR
Graphic design heavyweight Stefan Sagmeister presented a chair with 200 patterns at Design Miami/Basel last week.
Called 'Darwin Chair', the piece for Dutch collective Droog is covered in 200 sheets of paper each with a different print.
The top sheet can be removed and discarded each time it becomes worn, or when you want it to simply blend in with it's surroundings.
'All sheets are printed with intricate patterns abstracting the creation of the universe, making their way through the creation of the world, the beginning of plant, animal and human life, all the way to the digital revolution.'
It reminds me of those carpet sample books we used to have lying around the house all the time, but obviously on a bigger, sexier and more comfortable scale.