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Öko Ono Charity Chair
The white ono chair, designed by Matthias Weber, is completely redesigned with organic denim from Kuyichi: the öko ono charity chair. Recycling is our main motto. The Dietiker ‘charity chair’ project supports the Guga S’Thebe Cultural Centre as well as the Aids Orphanage in the Langa Township of Cape Town, South Africa. The participation in this charity project fits well into our philosophy of reflective practice and in our research along the boundaries of our profession as architects. One of the aspects of reflective practice is the consciousness of social responsibility, both in our daily practice and in our attitude towards the global society. Another aspect of our philosophy is the collaboration with designers in other fields. Crossover projects form an important source of inspiration and ensures a deepening and broadening of our work. For the realisation of the wrapped denim charity chair we collaborated with Dutch denim brand Kuyichi for their organic and fair trade jeans and fashion artist duo Blazinbell.
Functional, clean and with an edgy twist are the words to define the öko ono charity chair. Our aim is to retain the elegant and particular shape of the object but give it a more robust touch by the wrapped denim. The typical details of the jeans, like stitches, pockets and buttons are redesigned and handmade and merge elegantly with the form, which shows almost a real clothing piece. Slim legs, rough threats, tight back support and special details make the öko ono denim chair a unique and individual design. The removable pockets, for instance for your cell phone, business cards or kitchen tools make it an even more practical and functional piece of furniture.
Blazinbell: Bell Poort, René Piqué
Kuyichi: Tony Tonnaer, Debbie Wester
Döll – Atelier voor Bouwkunst: Henk Döll, Bart Theunissen