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Reclaimed RE:cover Chairs by Fredrik Färg

Posted By Ginger Dolden On April 22, 2009 @ 12:00 am In green furniture,Milan Furniture Fair,Uncategorized | No Comments

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In his project RE:cover, Exhibited this week at the Milan Furniture Fair [2], Fredrik Färg [3] takes the idea of timeless fashion and applies it to furniture to give old chairs a new and glamorous life. Färg purchases old chairs from flea markets [4], restores them to their original condition, and then fits a new “textile dress/structure” to the frame. His work is classy, elegant and recycled [5]!

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The material [5] that Färg uses is 100% recyclable polyester [6] felt that is tailored to the chairs, creating a unique yet graceful appearance. The details and design of the upholstery reflect what one would see on a fine suit or dinner jacket, which is where Färg found his inspiration for the collection. RE: cover is described as “Slow Fashion,” [7] based on the idea that trend will never out-live classic style, even in furniture. Using this principle, Färg has given a renewed and fashionable life to these chairs.

+ Fredrik Farg [8]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/?p=25291

[2] Milan Furniture Fair: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/17/milan-furniture-fair-starts-next-week/

[3] Fredrik Färg: http://fredrikfarg.com

[4] old chairs from flea markets: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/06/13/artek-and-tom-dixons-2nd-cycle-furniture-line/

[5] recycled: http://www.inhabitat.com/category/recycled-materials/

[6] polyester: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/03/11/

[7] “Slow Fashion,”: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/03/23/sustainable-style-alabama-chanins-slow-eco-fashion/

[8] + Fredrik Farg: http://www.fredrikfarg.com/

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