Botanist Bench by Joe Ricchio

Following last year’s debut of the Botanist Line, this year Orange 22, Dario Antonioni’s LA-based design studio, will reveal the Botanist “Blank Canvas” Series at the ICFF and we’re pleased to bring you the exclusive sneak preview. Eight collaborators were tasked with putting their own design mark on the simple shapes made from single sheets of aluminum. The diverse line-up of creatives includes the iconic Milton Glaser (I heart NY) to the ubiquitous Karim Rashid (most recently of the cone-shaped Dirt Devil fame). (Rashid’s design pictured above right, Glaser’s below left. But, these innovators will be doing more than just putting their own artful spin on the simple, organic-inspired forms. Each will choose a charity of their choice and Orange 22 will match their profits for donation. It is a unique collaboration of both altruism and creativity.

via Cool Hunting

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