Race Furniture at Selfridges – artists & celebrities customise chairs for charity auction

Toy designer and model Jasmine Guinness unveiled a special arts installation at Selfridges London in collaboration with Kate Middleton's cherished charity The Art Room. The installation is part of Selfridges's current 'Work It' campaign. For further information contact Bruno Barba on bruno.barba@selfridges.co.uk or Jillian.Macpherson@selfridges.co.uk. PHOTO MATT WRITTLE © copyright Matt Writtle 2015.

Race Furniture is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its BA2 chair (the company’s first chair to be produced) with a charity auction and installation at London department store Selfridges that runs until June 14 curated by Fair & Co.

90 chairs were customised by artists and celebrities including Alice Temperley, Paul Smith, Tom Dixon, David Chipperfield, Cara Delevingne, Lulu Guinness and Rolf Sachs, and are displayed in Selfridges’ atrium beautifully cascading from the ceiling.

The chairs are being auctioned between May 22 and June 9, with all funds to be donated to The Art Room, a charity that offers art as a therapeutic intervention to young people. Bids start at £150.

– Heloisa Righetto

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