Frank Gehry’s Superlight chairs given new weight at DWR’s Chelsea Studio!

Paul Kim

Straight from the Design Within Reach newsletter and blog:

A semester-long collaboration between Parsons the New School for Design, Emeco and DWR culminates with the unveiling of reimagined Frank Gehry Superlight chairs at the Chelsea Studio reception. Parsons Illustration students were challenged to redesign Gehry’s 6.5 lbs. chair. We purposely left the instructions vague, so as not to limit the students’ ideas. We placed no restrictions on materials (we encouraged mixed media) or concepts (we challenged them to think about the usefulness of the chair, the human form, social conventions, style and culture). The designs are as diverse as the students who created them. You are invited to discuss the results with Parsons Illustration chair Steven Guarnaccia, Emeco representatives, DWR’s own Bradford Shellhammer and the student-creators themselves. Snacks and wine will be served.

Editor’s Note: Come out and support all the great Illustration students (and their fantastic instructor, Noel Claro) who worked on this!

Reimagining the Chair: A Parsons, Emeco and DWR Collaboration
Wednesday, December 10, 7-9pm
DWR West 14th Street Studio
408 West 14th Street
(between 9th and 10th Ave.)
New York, NY 10014
Phone: 212.242.9449

[illustration by Paul Kim]