'puffer lounge' reinterprets the eames office chair using a patagonia jacket
 

'puffer lounge' reinterprets the eames office chair using a patagonia jacket

the puffer lounge armchair is the result of a design exercise by jeremy volk of talt to explore what can be made with two seemingly unconnected objects. created in collaboration with IN residence and say hi to_, the project intends to change people’s perceptions of what everyday objects can do.

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all images courtesy of jeremy volk / talt

 

 

the project forms part of a design exercise called graft, which looks at transforming and combining two or more existing objects by hybridization, with the aim of creating a new, innovative artefact. the exercise asked designer jeremy volk of talt to design a device of invention; to imagine an object resulting from the combination of others, which derives its identity from a reassignment of the specific characters of value, form, function, meaning of the original objects; to devise a new cultural device. 

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the patagonia jacket creates a ribbed pattern like the original eames chair

 

 

the puffer lounge takes the simple steel frame of talt’s eros chair and paints it a vibrant red. covering the steel frame and forming the soft seat of the chair is a puffy patagonia jacket. what seems like a bizarre concept at first actually becomes a comfortable design object, with the padding of the jacket providing a soft ribbed surface, much like the eames EA335 management office chair 

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the frame of the chair is formed in red-painted steel

 

 

designer jeremy volk explains, ‘I wanted to reinterpret the eames EA335 management chair and its use of leather and foam to create a rib pattern. combining the iconic patagonia chair with talt’s eros frame we were able to mimic the eames chair design to create something that is new and unique. we also are able to reshape our idea of to dissimilar objects; the eames chair and a patagonia jacket.’

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charles and ray eames EA335 management office chair in black leather

 

 

project info:

 

project name: puffer lounge

design: jeremy volk / talt

client: collaboration with IN residence and say hi to_

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: lynne myers | designboom

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