Today the eco theme and above all that of safeguarding our planet is very recurrent and many brands have long since taken the initiative to adhere to it. From the elimination of fur by many fashion houses (read the article here) up to using recycled materials like Diesel did in collaboration with Coca Cola a few months ago (read the article here). And now the latest news comes from the French fashion house Balenciaga, which has decided to launch an environmentalist sofa in which everything is recycled, foreign and domestic, at the same time praising the Rag Chair of the nineties by Droog Design.
Created in collaboration with Harry Nuriev, artist, architect and designer of Russian origin who works in New York, the Balenciaga Sofa is a transparent vinyl shell – recovered in turn from the residual materials of Nuriev’s works – stuffed with disused clothes, funds of warehouse and factory waste from the maison, pressed, which form a variegated palette from which emerge only zip, buttons and stitching in evidence.
The choice to work on the sofa is given by being a classic piece of furniture and the main piece of most of the houses, which in this case also has the purpose of focusing on a very important message, the environment.
The Balenciaga Sofa was created on the occasion of Design Miami 2019 which will take place from December 4th to 8th at the Beach Convention Center in Miami.