Republic of Fritz Hansen participates in ‘The BIG Chair Project’
12 September 2012 15:45 GMT
Artists and designers including Tracey Emin, Paul Smith and Sarah Burton have lent their artistic skills to decorate iconic Fritz Hansen chairs as part of ‘The BIG Chair Project’.
To mark the 10th anniversary of Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant, the social enterprise set up to mentor disenfranchised young people and train them to become chefs, the Better Food Foundation has launched The BIG Chair Project – an exciting collaboration with some of the top names in fashion, art and design.
Republic of Fritz Hansen – a long-standing supporter of Fifteen – has donated twenty ANT chairs for the artists to impose a personal, food-inspired design upon.
Each of these unique designs will be auctioned to raise money for the Better Food Foundation, which receives all profits from Fifteen to empower young people by training them for careers in the restaurant industry.
The array of artists working with the ANT chairs, which itself celebrates a 60th anniversary this year, includes Tracey Emin, Paul Smith, Christopher Bailey, Cath Kidston and Alexander McQueen designer Sarah Burton.
Jamie Oliver is also getting involved himself, customising a classic EGG chair and footstool.