January 27, 2014 AT 2:00 am

Clothing for your Chairs?

Clothing designed for chairs by Bernotat and Co dezeen 1ban

I admit I was skeptical at first – but after perusing the gallery of chair apparel, I was converted. These chair coverings from the Dutch designers at Bernotat & Co will make you think about upholstery in a whole new way, via dezeen:

The idea of dressing up chairs evolved while working on the Triennial Chair for Gispen. This chair has a separate cushion in the back, which allows it to be upholstered in two different kinds of fabrics, in endless combinations. With Chair Wear, the idea is taken even further: Bernotat&Co looked at upholstery as a separate item, as clothing for chairs, specially designed and custom-made for this purpose…

…For our ‘Prêt-à-Porter models’, we used a variety of techniques and materials, like we did in the initial ‘Haute Couture collection': Three-dimensional knit-and-wear for Knit Net, the innovative 3d knitted textiles from Innofa for Pique Pocket and Hoodini, and for Big Baggy we used heavy duty canvas that is normally used in overalls and work wear. All of them provide a soft contrast to the hard, basic chairs forming the framework.

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