unzip chair cover by rui pereira + ryosuke fukusada
unzip chair cover by rui pereira + ryosuke fukusada
apr 02, 2013

unzip chair cover by rui pereira + ryosuke fukusada

‘unzip’ chair cover by rui pereira + ryosuke fukusadaimages courtesy rui pereira + ryosuke fukusada



making its debut at salone del mobile, ‘unZIP’ by designers rui pereira and ryosuke fukusada re-invents the conventional chair cover. using the same compression techniques already used for t-shirts and towels, the volume of the pack is reduced to a minimum – keeping production and distribution costs low. the product is a reflection on the compulsive need of having new objects and how it affects the design process – similar to the fashion system. using cotton and polyester textiles, several covers relating to the designers cultural backgrounds were produced: silk prints from portuguese tiles, shibori dyed fabric from japan, fluorescent orange sea-cloth from iceland with patterns designed by fashion designer mundi. each chair cover is singularly compressed creating an industrial yet unique piece.


unzip chair cover by rui pereira + ryosuke fukusadahow to dress the chair


unzip chair cover by rui pereira + ryosuke fukusadacolor pallet variation


unzip chair cover by rui pereira + ryosuke fukusadaun-zipping the cover

unzip chair cover by rui pereira + ryosuke fukusadapressing process

 unzip chair cover by rui pereira + ryosuke fukusadasketches



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  • the packaged forms are a lot more interesting as chairs

    ... says:
  • nice

    eg says:
  • nice package 🙂

    omi says:
  • … But how big is the compressed shape?

    Hilary says:
  • does the big white box defeat the purpose of compressing the item?

    sam says:
  • Hi Hilary, the dimensions are 8x8x10 cm.

    Rui says:
  • the aesthetic is ruined as soon as you un-compress it, and you would never be able to get it back down to that size. not to mention that you need to have a particular chair to fit the cover. think that this is a pointless product, unless you want it in box as a sculptural item

    morgan says:

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