There are plenty of projects that you will find across the web that explore possible uses for upcycling old clothing, but almost all of them emphasize using the material for traditional fabric purposes, such as making new clothes, quilts, or upholstering. Breaking with that tradition, designer Tobias Juretzek has created a line of furniture called rememberme, which use discarded clothing as the base structural material, combined with resin, to caste unique, whimsical chairs. The chairs are not just playful though, they are meant as tributes, ways of preserving the sentimental attachments people have to clothes, and commemorate the lives and experiences of the garments.
What often intends to be forgotten in wardrobes and boxes, now is brought to light again. Worn-out clothes, still kept for emotional reasons, here draw a characteristic marking on the chairs. Like a kind of message in a bottle the furniture contains memories and a sense for stories revives in us. The chairs create a conceptual frame, lead the message to a new expression and present themselves in a particular way, giving another perspective to things in general.
rememberme chair wants to achieve more than pure functionality. Instead of being a dumb servant, it tells an individual story. Every chair is unique through its material and gets its own expression. The characteristics of the clothes thereby convert to a language. Clothes carry numerous adventures and stories. The chair transports these to a new expression. This illustrative exposition invites the spectator to exciting stories.
If you are interested in purchasing one of the chairs, they will be available starting this fall through the furniture company Casamania.
Via Fast Co.Design