Introducing I Felt Dandy, our contribution to reDesign 2011 for the Textile Museum of Canada. All the reDesign chairs will be available for silent auction Thursday November 3 at the Gladstone Hotel. Tickets are $100 and available here. Even if you can't make it to the event, you can still bid by emailing your absentee form to email@example.com.
We reDesigned this antiquated chair by deconstructing and rebuilding it into a comfortable lounge chair emphasizing the zoomorphic attributes. The frame was recast from the existing bones and the traditional seat was revived with recycled felt and supported by slats repurposed from conveyor apron salvaged from a defunct Toronto felt factory.
35 Toronto artists, designers and architects were invited to redesign these Louis XVI-style armchairs to be sold at silent auction in support of the Textile Museum of Canada’s exhibitions, collections and public programs. We all received the same chair and the variety of approaches and resulting transformations is truly staggering, some of the final products aren't even chairs any more. Preview all the transformations here.