For Danish-born designer Nina Tolstrup, innovative design is about being proactive with regards to materials and forms. The London-based designer’s approach to creating takes classic forms, reusing and reinventing them stylistically and sustainably into something new and cutting-edge, yet remarkably familiar. Her bespoke Re-Imagined chairs are built on frames found around the designer’s East London home, stripped and refinished with seats and cushions in extended oval shapes cut and upholstered locally. Each chair is a unique object, designed with the aim of opening our eyes to the potential in the objects around us, even those that may seem to be either too outdated or too ruined for use. The Re-Imagined project has been turning heads in the design world—developed in collaboration with renowned London design gallery 19 Greek Street, the collection premiered at the London Design Festival 2012 and was tweaked for the Marc Jacobs boutique in Milan in 2013. With fabric created by renowned fashion designer David David, the Re-Imagined was also displayed concurrently at the Salone del Mobile 2013 and featured in Wallpaper* magazine’s Handmade exhibition.
Brand: Nina Tolstrup and David David
Designed in: Great Britain
Frame: Plywood, Powder-Coated Steel. Cushion: Flame-Resistant Upholstery Foam, Wool
Measurements: H 87 cm W 78 cm D 65 cm. Seat H: 49 cm
Weight: Approx. 15 kg