The chair was donated to us by Guion who had it since his college days. This was one of the first chairs he bought for his apartment in Boston and one of his first chairs when moving out to San Francisco. For the longest time, this was his office chair until it was time to retire it into the garage. Never forgotten the chair was given new life for Chairity.
Our chair was inspired by this years Chairity organizations, specifically Project Color Corps. Combing this years theme of “Give Twoday, Change Twomorrow” and Project Color Corps, we designed an educational piece to intended for children by teaching the next generation of the importance of nurturing nature and the environment. It is an important lesson for the future generation especially with what’s happening with the climate change on a global scale.
The inspiration also symbolizes the natural cycle of life – the new life growing out of the old. When designing the chair, and thinking about Project Color Corps, Henri Matisse popped into our heads, his bold colors and simple forms and patterns work very nicely with Project Color Corps Mission and visuals.