These Katja Pettersson Skin Furniture Collection is Lifelike

 - Mar 1, 2013
References: katjapettersson & mocoloco
The Katja Pettersson Skin Furniture collection humanizes traditional household items from mass manufacturer IKEA. The Swedish retailer's classic folding chairs are transformed into clothed objects after being covered by elastic material that resembles a lifelike skin.

Designed for Stockholm's Crystal contemporary art gallery, this innovative chair series experiments with sculptural forms and shapes formed as a result of overlapped materiality.

The Katja Pettersson Skin Furniture collection features chairs that are covered with flexible tricot textiles along with rugged zippers that form varying object shapes. The designer's distinctive pieces explore the relationship between process and final product and showcase how an end result relies heavily on an initial design concept and the various steps that are taken in order to successfully achieve it.