Cult’s annual ‘Chairity Project’ invites leading Australian creatives to reinvent an iconic chair design. Each creative is given complete freedom to reinvent the chair, which is exhibited and auctioned off to a charity of the creative’s own choice.
The beaten wrought iron frame of the Officina chair became focus for our reinterpretation of this iconic chair. The imperfect surface, that was hand beaten and built, made us discuss how beautiful it is to see an authentic traditional material. Working with local artist Jo Wilson, we removed the seat to incorporate other raw materials such as wood and leather. Working with these materials, we deliberately kept the detailing minimal to not detract from the beauty of the material themselves.
Our chosen charity is Western Chances, who believe in the power of education to transform lives. We have followed Western Chances for some years; it is not a big organisation, however the support they give to young people who have great potential is really inspiring
Photography by Dan Hocking