Compression Covers: tired chairs reinvented with unZIP

02 : 04 : 2013 Futuristic : Reimagine : Ryosuke Fukusada

Milan – Reykjavik design studio HAF and product designers Rui Pereira and Ryosuke Fukusada have reimagined the conventional chair cover, creating one that is compressed and with a futuristic aesthetic.

Designers are increasingly taking inspiration from science fiction, creating looks that have a fantasy element rather than ones that are authentic, as discussed in our Industrial Futurism design direction.

The unZIP chair cover is made from polyester and cotton. It arrives compressed, as seen previously with towels and t-shirts, then opens up in order to fit over a chair. Available in a range of colours including metallic blue, gold and green and with a crinkled effect from being compressed, the covers can transform tired old chairs into something from the future. 

A key aim of unZip is to encourage consumers to refurbish their old furniture instead of buying new items, and its reduced volume ensures that packaging and distribution costs are kept to a minimum. 

The collection will be shown at Milan Design Week 2013 which runs from 9-14 April.

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