May 26, 2017 | By Sarah Housley
Experience Lifestyle & Interiors on WGSN.
To celebrate the re-launch of Arne Jacobsen’s 1957 Grand Prix chair in its original version with wooden legs, the Fritz Hansen Store Milan has launched an exhibition of the chairs with tattoos created by Italian designer Diego Grandi and tattoo artist Pietro Sedda.
Grandi decided to celebrate the authenticity of the chair by writing a story directly on its skin. Sedda worked with ink on 9 chairs (7 wood and 2 leather), looking at the chair’s form as a human body to be decorated.
The unique pieces will be displayed from September 11th to November 13th at Republic of Fritz Hansen Store Milan. All the chairs will be on sale for charity via silent auction, to raise money for Dynamo Camp, and the winners will be announced at the exhibition’s closing party in November.
– Annalisa Rosso
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