HAF and product designers Rui Pereira and Ryosuke Fukusada have reinvented the conventional chair cover using the same compression technique already used on t-shirts and towels.
"Nowadays, distribution and production plays a huge role when one thinks about developing a new product. Most of us have a basic/uninteresting chair at home. unZIP is an reinvention of the conventional chair cover."
"The textiles used are polyester and cotton. The colours palette ranges from white to metallic blue, from gold to green. For this presentation we developed several covers related to our cultural backgrounds: Silk print of Portuguese tiles, Shibori dyed fabric from Japan, fluorescent orange sea-cloth from Iceland and pattern by Icelandic fashion designer Mundi."
The project is an international collaboration between HAF, product designer Rui Pereira and product designer Ryosuke Fukusada. The full collection will be presented during Milan design week 2013 at Ventura Warehouse.