Clothing for Chairs
Dutch design studio Bernotat & Co is a duo of Anke Bernotat and Jan Jacob Borstlap, who live and work in Amsterdam. In an attempt to update the old home furnishings with available means and extend their service life, the designers came up with clothes for chairs called Chair Wear. Like any collection of fashion houses, this also has two lines – everyday prêt-à-porter and Haute Couture output.
Chair Wear: Clothing for Chairs
Big Baggy from Chair Wear collection by Bernotat & Co
The designers were inspired with grandmother bathrobe, baggy overalls with pockets, jacket with hood and other human clothing for creation of “clothing” for chairs.
Chair Wear Collection began as a joke. The designers then worked over the Triennial Chair for the Gispen company, did not expect that the idea to dress up a chair and make a separate interior trim will be very popular and in demand.
Now Chair Wear, the chair capes are a large collection with a wide variety of covers for every occasion and every interior. For a standard chair with backrest the designers came up with more than a dozen of original models: cape with pockets, hoodie, turtleneck with sleeves for each chair leg, cape-cocoon, knitted, quilted and pleated covers in different styles from industrial high-tech to traditional Provence.
Recently, their collection was replenished with new specimens, including, for example, Big Baggy model, sewn of thick fabric, which is generally used for uniform tailoring. In two large rear pockets you can put newspapers and books. The side pockets are more suitable for iPads, iPhones and other gadgets. There is even a special eyelet for headphones.
Pique Pocket from Chair Wear collection by Bernotat & Co
The Pique Pocket model is sewn of quilted fabric similar to the one used to make potholders. The cover has two rear pockets, which are very comfortable for hands.
Hoodini from Chair Wear collection by Bernotat & Co
Hoodini is a multifunctional hoodie, which allows you to hide from the outside world.
Urethane foam packing for apples inspired the designers to create the Knit-Net cover, an elastic model, which is made of acrylic and wool with polyurethane foam filling.
Knit-Net from Chair Wear collection by Bernotat & Co
“Being a little strange and awkward at times, these models evoke emotions of people. People consider the “dressed” chairs differently, seeing anthropomorphic qualities in them,” the designers say.