Pantone® Chair at NeoCon’09
The Coolest Chair We Can’t Yet Buy
Upholster a chair in a Pantone® chart and you’re going to get the attention of creative types. Chicago’s Merchandise Mart is abuzz about a chair that’s not even in production. At NeoCon ’09, where thousands of design professionals are gathering to view the latest in furnishings, SIF Technology is displaying the digitally-enhanced leather chair.
Photograph by Cameron Schuler
SIF has apparently found a way to apply most any image onto leather. According to SIF, the chair demonstrates “its patented method for economically decorating leather that allows designers to create custom digital graphics and images of all kinds for leather goods.” SIF applies to leather its “digitally printable shape memory polymer, which…retains and “remembers” the shape and texture of the genuine leather to which it has been applied.”
Many a designer’s workspace is waiting for this chair. So let’s use the comments of this post to put out a collective request for someone to manufacture it; I’ll send our comments on to SIF.
So what do you say, do you want a Pantone® Chair?