It is often said that the chair represents the true test of an architect’s capabilities. Mies Van Der Rohe and Lilly Reich designed the seminal Barcelona chair so why try and reinvent the wheel? WHAT_architecture flunked the test by merely giving WHAT_chair a mere Barcelona denim make-over. After all denim is sustainable: some people buy jeans with holes, pre-ripped and slashed. Denim, like leather, is made to weather. Available in indigo denim, stone wash (I once met the ‘inventors’ of StoneWash Denim (Marithe + Francois Girbaud) and, after meeting a super-relaxed art-luxuriant husband+wife couple, thought that one good creative idea can equal a beautiful life editable from that dream which is: instant retirement), with/out copper rivets and triple stitched pockets. And you can put the remote controller in any one of the pockets…


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