Pincushion Eames Chair by Paula Scher gives me the shivers:-)
Paula Scher has reinterpreted an Eames molded plywood chair as part of a Herman Miller-sponsored charity auction to raise money for the Peace House Foundation. Each of the eleven participating designers and design firms were given an Eamesâ€™ classic â€œpotato chip chairâ€ to modify. Paulaâ€™s contribution was inspired by a typeface she designed called Pincushion. â€œWe wanted to think of the object as something soft that could be punctured, in this case, with large hatpins, giving it the feeling of a pincushionâ€ she said. â€œIn our expression, the chair becomes a purely visual, rather than a utilitarian object.â€ Other participants include Ayse Birsel, David Rockwell, Todd Oldham and Maharam. The chairs will be auctioned off at the Herman Miller National Design Center in New York on 22 August.
The Peace House Foundation is a U.S. based non-profit that is committed to educating children affected by the AIDS pandemic in East Africa.