Chairity Project by Cult sees designers reinterpret a future classic

by Sophie Cullen on Oct 31, 2016 in Interiors , Products
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+Share on Sina WeiboShare on Tencent WeiboEmail this to someone
Chair by We Are Triibe

Chair by We Are Triibe

For the 2016 edition of the Chairity Project by Cult, designers were asked to reinterpret the Officina chair which was designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Magis just two years ago

In its third edition, the Chairity Project from Australian design firm Cult sees 16 creatives reinterpret the Officina chair from Magis. Each creative is given complete freedom to reinvent the chair, which is exhibited and auctioned off to a charity of the creative's own choice.

Designers from Bassike take part in the project again

Designers from Bassike take part in the project again

In previous years, Cult has invited guests to transform iconic designs, including the CH33 (1957) by Hans Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son and the Series 7 (1955) by Arne Jacobsen for Republic of Fritz Hansen.  For 'Chairity Project 2016',  creatives from all disciplines – from architecture and photography, to graphic design and jewellery – take on the unique challenge of reinterpreting the Officina chair.

Fiona Lynch incorporated wood into her chair

Fiona Lynch incorporated wood into her chair

Ten creatives who have participated in previous years feature again in 2016, such as bassike and Fiona Lynch, along with six new contributors including Marsha Golemac & Dan Hocking, Elke Kramer, Mim Design, Adam Cornish, We Are Triibe and Studio Twocan. The diversity of creatives taking part in the project results in a wide range of chair reinventions and a captivating exhibition and auction, which will take place 17-27 November.

Chair by Toko

Chair by Toko

To place a bid, visit

, , , , , , , , ,

Recent Posts

  • DSC_0060

    Voices heard

    Perspective sits down with RIBA chief executive Alan Vallance and director of international relations Azlina Bulmer

    Posted on Sep 14, 2018
  • marshall blecher

    Drift wood

    The Copenhagen Islands project, an archipelago of nine, has been introduced as a floating public park concept

    Posted on Sep 4, 2018
  • DSC_2634

    Dream catcher

    Morpheus Macau is the latest hotel to join the country's City of Dreams resort complex with a remarkable exo-skeletal architecture designed by Zaha Hadid

    Posted on Sep 3, 2018
  • dav

    Resort style

    Mactan-Cebu International Airport gets new terminal, designed by Hong Kong-based firm Integrated Design Associates

    Posted on Aug 28, 2018