This year Cult partnered with the Republic of Fritz Hansen to reinvent the iconic Series 7 chair and pay homage to renowned Danish designer, Arne Jacobsen.
Each creative was given complete freedom to reinvent the chair, which is currently being exhibited and auctioned off to a charity of the creative’s own choice. Auctions close November 22, so there's still time to place a bid.
Chairity Project 2015 will be displayed nationally throughout Cult showrooms in Sydney (5-7 November), Melbourne (12-14 November) and Brisbane (19-21 November).
To learn more about the design processes, take a look at Cult's video series here.
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The chair has been reengineered from its former flat-packed version, in the interests of strength, stability and lower maintenance.
The Studio Chair is a simple, geometrically precise chair that has a small footprint and subtle curves that create a comfortable situation for sitting. Formally the chair refers to a typology of common, robust wood chairs originating in Switzerland.
Constructed from oak, and available as natural or black stained, this structurally strong chair is ideal for hard contract use.
Villa Marittima, located at St Andrews Beach in Victoria, was selected from the 11 residential projects that were in the running for the honour.
The project description details that the expansive ocean views are revealed as visitors ascend the home’s tranquil spaces. Much like when climbing a sand dune, the panoramic vista is the reward at the top.
In awarding the project at the Victorian Architecture Awards in June, the jury said, "To view Villa Marittima simply as a meticulously detailed example of minimalist architecture would be an incomplete interpretation. This home presents a memorable series of living experiences which arise from unique architectural responses to site, brief and the surrounding landscape."
All projects that were shortlisted by the National Jury for Residential Architecture – Houses (New) and Residential Architecture – Houses (Alterations and Additions) were eligible for the People’s Choice Award.
Australian Institute of Architects architecture.com.au