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.
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.
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.
To place a bid, visit galabid.com/chairity2016.