Sunday, 27 September 2009

buy my chairs at charity auction...

the louis ghost chair by starck for kartell and my recycled wooden 'louis ghost crate chair' (both seen above) are being auctioned off together for charity. 100% of the auction price raised will go direct to the charity so please make a good bid. The auction will take place at 6.30pm on 8th October, Lifestylebazaar 11a Kingsland Road, London E2 8AA. Alternatively email the store to give them your sealed bid. please make a good offer!

about my chair...

LGCC Mk1. 2009
found scrap wood, varish finish & original ghost chair by kartell.
Blanchard’s own practice of turning his salvaged scrap materials into new furniture and interiors has strongly influenced his contribution to ‘Losing the Plot’. Rather than customise, illustrate or destroy Starck’s respected original, Blanchard chose to add to it by way of a second design and has produced a pair of stackable, affordable and usable chairs.

The starting point for this project was Blanchard’s amalgamation of two iconic chair designs. While many design classics are widely available to the public not all are affordable: constituent transport costs and taxes are often partly to blame. Here, Blanchard swaps plastic for found wood in the style of the Crate Chair (1934), a home-assembly chair made from a wooden crate by Dutch architect and furniture designer Gerrit Rietveld. Blanchard’s trademark metal hand-stamped makers’ plates adorn the rear of both chairs as a final signature.

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