at maison et objet 2017 in paris, seletti and studio job are bringing fast food to the fair. a hot dog and hamburger — archetypal images of american pop-culture — are transformed into actual furnishings, giving rise to the ‘UN_LIMITED EDITIONS’ collection. the debut of the series marks the italian brand’s introduction to the world of upholstered furniture, amalgamating studio job’s irreverent attitude and penchant for playfulness, with seletti’s accessible affordability.
a hot dog and hamburger are archetypal images of american pop-culture
the ‘UN_LIMITED EDITIONS’ expand upon seletti and studio job‘s first collaboration, which comprised a series of victorian-influenced ‘industry’ garden furniture. the latest project, presented at maison&objet, ultimately marries the pop-spirit of america, seletti’s passion for unconventional projects, and studio job’s cheeky creative approach. for the ‘fast food furniture’ collection, an open hot dog bun becomes the actual structure of a sofa and it hosts an upholstered sausage. meanwhile, the bun seat is in the shape of a hamburger, while a pickled cucumber becomes an armrest and a slice of tomato a back cushion.
the series marks the italian brand’s introduction to the world of upholstered furniture
during milan design week 2017, designboom spoke with job smeets and nynke tynagel of studio job, as well as seletti’s artistic director stefano seletti about the collaboration and their fast food furniture. ‘doing upholstered products is for seletti a huge achievement,’ stefano seletti told us, ‘but obviously I had to approach the matter my way! and my way is never a normal one…we will surely explore other typologies in the future, I think we are ready to do that but we will take all the time we need, because we will need to find the right innovative approach. we decided to go big presenting this new adventure with the upholstered furniture: we have the crazy hot dog and hamburger by studio job.’
a pickle slice becomes a comfortable cushion
a slice of tomato forms the back of the hamburger seat
a pickled cucumber acts as an armrest for the hamburger
the open hot dog bun is the actual structure of the sofa and hosts an upholstered sausage
image © loek blonk
the bun chair features a seat in the shape of a hamburger
image © loek blonk
maison et objet fall 2017 (12 articles)
paris design week 2017 (12 articles)
seletti (14 articles)
studio job (57 articles)
a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.
as designboom celebrates 20 years online, we present a series of 'retro' videos filmed in our first years, beginning with the ultimate designer – achille »
as designboom celebrates 20 years online, we present a series of 'retro' videos filmed in our first years, beginning with the ultimate designer – achille castiglioni.
the essentials suite includes a cup holder, a unisex bag in two sizes, and a dock - all designed for easy installation and effortless use.
by 3D printing conductive filament directly onto the textile, the lights are turned on by contracting and stretching the structure.
these green hubs are essentially bus stops with grass and wildflowers on the roof that aim to encourage pollination.