Designers customise Starck chairs for charity

Product designer Reiko Kaneko and product and furniture design duo Thelermont Hupton and Valentina Gonzalez Wohlers are customising Philippe Starck’s Louis Ghost chairs for an exhibition organised by homeware store Lifestylebazaar.

The show, titled Losing the Plot, will feature nine chairs to be auctioned off at the end of the exhibition. The proceeds will go to Children with Aids Charity.

‘We approached designers and artists we knew and liked, and set them a brief to do something crazy with the chair while being resourceful and not spending too much money,’ says Lifestylebazaar co-founder and interior designer Laurent Nurisso.

Art director Rupert Blanchard, tattoo artist and illustrator Martha Smith, street artist Pure Evil and Nurisso himself complete the line-up of designers taking part in the exhibition.

Starck’s plastic Louis Ghost chair, designed for Kartell in 2002, is a simplified take on a Louis XV chair.

Losing the Plot will run from 19-27 September in Lifestylebazaar’s Shoreditch store in London.

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