RE:cover chairs, by Swedish designer Fredrik Färg, turn flea market finds into upcycled treasures. Through the removal of their backrests and the addition of new textile 'dresses' made of moldable polyester felt, otherwise mundane and overlooked old chairs get new identities and of course, entirely new aesthetics. Tailored pleating and soft ruffles; Färg's inspiration comes from classic tailoring (suits and dinner jackets) that never go out of style. Furthermore, these felt backrests can be taken off and shaped into fashion accessories. Popped collar perhaps?
RE:cover Chairs. Designed by Fredrik Färg.
Färg has coined the process, “slow fashion furniture" based on his belief that trend will never out-live classic style. His first RE:cover collection debuted (in grey) at Salone del Mobile last year - and Jenny and Artur (two typologies) have already been acquired by the prestigious Nationalmusem in Stockholm. The newest collection (in white) was presented at the Stockholm Furniture Fair this month, and modeled on the runway at the designwalk senab (a show by Fredrik Färg and Erika Janunger) during the fair's opening. The material Färg uses is 100% recyclable polyester felt - and the chairs themselves were otherwise headed toward the dumpster or, at best, a very ordinary life. The limited edition collection is produced by Studio Fredrik Färg with prices starting at 2400 euro.