As part of its ongoing Art in Stores project, a collaboration between Dutch designer Tejo Remy/Droog and Balenciaga introduces the Re-Bench made with deadstock fabric and offcuts to multiple Balenciaga stores worldwide.
Droog and Remy introduced the Rag Chair in 1993, which became an internationally acknowledged design classic. The Re-Bench shows that Droogs strong believe that new ways of reusing materials to create functional furniture and appliances are needed and is actual more than ever.
In its press release Balenciaga states that ‘The raw edges and exposed layers of each interactive artwork shows its own recycled makeup, stressing a need for sustainable solutions in design’.
A custom bench created by Remy using layers of obsolete fabrics will be exhibited at the Balenciaga New Bond Street London flagship. More benches will be installed in Balenciaga stores in Beijing, Berlin, Beverly Hills, London, Milan, New York City, Shanghai, Singapore, and Tokyo.