Swiss architect and designer Pierre Jeanneret designed his now iconic ‘Easy Chair’ in the 1950’s, initially produced for us by civil servants. With some collaboration from his cousin, Charles Edouard Jeanneret, who would go onto become known as Le Corbusier, Pierre built the chair from a combination of wood and rattan. Over half a century later, designer Benjamin Fainlight has re-imagined the chair for a new age. Rather than playing simply with materials, Fainlight’s own version of the Easy Chair is a total revamp that drills down to the core production of the piece. Built from plastic using 3D printing technology the piece is delivered in a popping ‘International Klein Blue’ colorway. Indulging this modern technique, the project reflects on the capabilities of an iconic design to receive a modern twist that stays true to the silhouette, in this case offering the same exacting attention to detail in Jeanerette’s original.
The Flat Pack Jeanerette is available in a limited run of 10 units available through Benjamin Fainlight’s webstore, priced at $6,500.
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