Last year we had a magical collaboration with Tünde Újszászi (textile designer) and Ákos Rajnai (photographer), as a featured event of Möbelkunst vintage furniture store at the Budapest Design Week.
For project ’LOOP’ we have choosen the frames from the 40’s-50’s, totally cleaned them from the damage the time caused and we made up artistic but practicable seating surfaces by using coloured ropes.
We didn’t want to imitate the original furniture or create an art object but making a feedback for an existing furniture by the living and tricky structure of loops, bows and ropes. We tried to find a balance between the vintage frame and the vivid colours and complex texture of the rope web.
About the process:
First of all, we removed the old layers of paint, then we proved welding points, and repaired the weak parts. We decided to use colourful, strong outdoor ropes for the missing parts (which used to be wooden sticks).
After we chose the colours of the frames and ropes carefully, we painted the frames. The longest phase was to design the right rope structures: Sára and Tünde worked hard to find the perfect technics to make the chairs beautiful and also comfortable. They were thinking together, and finally Tünde created the wonderful seats, she wove and needled for long days and nights.
The final touches were to design a metal branding sign and find out campaign photos, and a video installation. Ákos Rajnai shooted two meditative short films for the installation and he took amazing pictures about the chairs. The styling of the photos was Barbara’s and Sára’s job.
About the exhibition you can check a short movie by Ákos Rajnai here.
There are some pieces from the collection for sale in the MÖBELKUNST.