Droog/Brain Dead Rag Chair by Tejo Remy

Tejo Remy’s Rag Chair (1993) is an iconic Droog design – currently on display in the [email protected]. It is known for re-using materials and minimizing waste, something that resonates with Los Angeles-based creative collective Brain Dead.

It’s a fact that the clothing industry is one of the most polluting industries to date – something Brain Dead is fighting. What can be done with leftovers, samples and flawed fabrics? You can upcycle them and revive them into a Rag Chair.

The Rag Chair for Brain Dead by Tejo Remy will be shown at Spazio Maiocchi during Milan Design Week next week.

Photo via Brain Dead by Paul Kooiker
Photo via Brain Dead by Paul Kooiker

Balenciaga stores exhibit Droog Re-Bench by Tejo Remy

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.

pictures of Balenciaga stores with the Re-Bench