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Pre-used chairs upcycled with Levi's denim

The Visionary Lab, a creative studio based in Amsterdam, invited fashion designers and artists to breathe new life into pre-used Vitra chairs with repurposed denim from Levi’s.

The project: Icons Re/Outfitted was initiated to merge design, fashion and storytelling, while bringing attention to the issue of textile-waste, and was presented at Dutch Design Week (October 19-27). The re-outfitted chairs from Swiss furniture brand Vitra - including chairs by designers like Charles & Ray Eames, Verner Panton, and George Nelson - explore different techniques, varying from digital 3D weaving and the development of new biotextiles, to the transformation of end-of-life Levi’s denim into luxurious felt. Additionally, some of these creations draw inspiration from traditional Japanese and African crafts, seamlessly blending age-old techniques with modern design concepts.

'Each upcycled chair serves as a testament to our commitment to reducing waste and finding beauty in unexpected places. They make a bold statement, changing the conventional notions of waste and sparking a vital dialogue about our impact on the environment', The Visionary Lab mentions on their website.

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