A young German designer Martin Hirth has developed this collection of four chairs composed of reclaimed school-chair frames and upholstered, quilted seats. Called ‘Loveless’, the series was showcased earlier this year as one of 28 products created by up-and-coming designers during imm cologne’s [D³] Contest.
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”Loveless’ school chair is a conceptual work for sustainable furniture. Bulky items are collected on the street and a main part of furniture there, are metal framed chairs. This beautiful elements, with their very own aesthetic are applicatively to revitalized the old, damaged chairs.
‘There’re a kind of ready-made parts, but not in the industrial way, more in the storyteller one, like nice vintage stuff. There is the advantage of prefabrication, that no tools or molds are needed. So the energy use of the production is very low or rather nonexistent.
‘Refurnishing the frames of the chairs, just a fabric and a wadding are needed, nothing further. Two variations of sewing are selected to process the upholstered parts. One part is to quilt the plane fabric and fold it up. The other part is to sew a long tube and to wrap or to braid it around the frame construction. So these wadding tubes are quite easy to produce in itself and easy to manufacture the upholstered seats, no matter in which size and form of the frames, the tubes will fit anyway.’