b.a-ba: Monobloc Makeover by Cyrille Candas

b.a-ba-orange-monobloc by Cyrille Candas
b.a-ba-blue-monobloc by Cyrille Candas
b.a-ba-green-monobloc by Cyrille Candas

b.a-ba-red-monobloc by Cyrille Candas
b.a-ba-grey-monobloc-by-Cyrille-Candas
I felt I needed two posts, Via’s Carte Blance for the Costes Chair and the connection between Joe Colombo and Vico Magistretti as an intro for this post…

Currently Via has an exposition until December 31, 2011, b.a-ba. It showcases a new way of giving the (in)famous Monobloc Plastic Chair a worthy second life. A Monobloc Rehab one could say. Emmaus is a huge French organization that annually takes in thousands and thousands chairs that cannot be resold. Among them plenty of Monoblocs. In addition it recycles tons and tons of textile unsuitable for reuse. French designer Cyrille Candas has brought the two together with paint. She has the textile ground into a short fiber called floc an mixes the floc with colorful paint. She also gave it a label (b.a-ba) and there is a new sustainable brand being born. Quite sustainable I would say. And we have an addition for our own colorful palettes of chair colors we are slowly, but gradually building into color portfolios here on the blog and via pinterest.

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