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Friday, October 12, 2007

Eames Hack

I saw this over at Core77 and Notcot and had to repost it here - six University of the Arts students (Jared Delorenzo, Tim Peet, Alexandra Temple Powell, Tom Reynolds, Alie Thomer, and Andrew McCandlish) re-purposed two classic Eames' chairs, turning the Molded Side Chair into a toilet seat and the Molded Plywood Dining Chair into seating for a child. In the students' own words:
"These two pieces, the Eames toilet chair and the Eames child seat, are about breaking the status surrounding high design objects. Through physically invasive alterations, these once iconic, elite, forms are liberated from their old, restrained image. The project is not a critique of the Eames, but rather a fulfillment of their original ideals."

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