Our friend Nicola from Bern just sent us these beautiful photographs of his newest work ‘Rearranged’. The series of chairs is composed of the classic shell of the Charles and Ray Eames Plastic Chair Series and a new base made from powder-coated sheet metal. With his convincing half ready-mades the young Swiss designer wants to question the fast-paced production and developments of todays design industry.
Don’t miss to read Nicola’s intresting background story:
“Rearranged tries to demonstrate the potential of an alternative mentality to the established design industry in order to encourage them to alter the traditional perspective of product development already today. Why launching products with identical performance on an annual basis when there are well-known designs within the same enterprise? Many design classics were designed with the highest degree of flexibility and adaptability in mind, but their huge success and the resulting request for preservation made it difficult for the companies to do other than establishing an untouchable status.
With Charles and Ray Eames’ Plastic Chair Series I not only attempt to proof the feasibility but to highlight ecological and economical benefits of Rearranged as well. As an intermediate setup, the existing infrastructure can be maintained while adding just fractional diversification.”