A fresh coat of varnish and contemporary upholstery are common restoration techniques that bring antique furniture into the present style and taste. The Victorian Chair Eco Remix takes an unusual approach to reintroducing vintage objects through its complete and curious reconstruction.
Prasanna Sankhe began with five-ply corrugated boards as the primary material in the assembly of this eccentric dining chair. Folded into a boxy form with a rigid backrest, the finished Hyphen seat weighs a surprisingly insubstantial 2 kilograms while boasting the ability to accommodate 120 kilograms on top.
Its eco-friendly nature and its quirky modern method of construction certainly place the Victorian Chair Eco Remix in the category of current and cutting-edge design. It's the exquisite black paint job with faux-carved details that references and celebrates the traditional craft and care that used to produce furnishings.
The Victorian Chair Marries Vintage with Environmentally-Friendly
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